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February 17, 2022

Using a self-signed certificate with an Azure Application Gateway and App Service with end-to-end TLS encryption

By |2022-02-17T22:21:50+00:00February 17th, 2022|Categories: App Services, ARM, Azure, Azure DevOps|

You can use a self-signed certificate from your very own certificate authority, for deploying your application gateways and app services, with end-to-end TLS encryption. This approach should only be used for development environments, and not in a production environment. This approach is handy because it will allow you to save a lot of money on TLS [...]

October 27, 2021

Azure App Service, Azure Ad Authentication, Application Gateway and Path Based Routing

By |2021-10-27T20:43:50+00:00October 27th, 2021|Categories: App Services, ARM, Azure|

I recently had a requirement, to set up numerous Azure App Services, each in their own app service plan. They were all using a shared custom domain name and one common SSL certificate. Some of the app services had to allow anonymous access, while others had to be secured using Azure AD Authentication. Using an application [...]

July 6, 2020

Nested .NET Core App settings in an ARM template

By |2020-07-06T18:09:53+00:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: ARM, ASP.NET Core, Azure, Azure DevOps, C#|

I was not able to find a post that succinctly demonstrated this, so I wanted to share my solution here. I was trying to deploy a .NET Core web application with some app settings inside an ARM template. The app settings are contained as an object with nested properties, like so: "AzureStorageConfig":{ "AccountName":"this-is-a-dummy-value", "AccountKey":"this-is-a-dummy-value", "ImageContainer":"this-is-a-dummy-value", [...]

January 29, 2019

Easily test your .NET Core Web API methods with Swagger UI

By |2019-01-29T15:29:14+00:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: ASP.NET Core, C#, Handy Tools/Utilities, Web API|

I'm starting to think that Swashbuckle and Swagger UI should be mandatory on all Web API applications going forward. I love this framework so much right now, so I wanted to make a very brief blog post about it. It's saved me so much time and throw away code. Recently I was working on a small [...]

August 27, 2018

WordPress Pages and Posts Not Updating?

By |2018-08-27T21:37:10+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Clients, Wordpress|

I recently had a new client contact me about an issue with their existing WordPress site. Any changes they made to their pages or posts would not save. WordPress would notify them that everything was updated, but nothing actually happened, no errors logged, no error messages returned. I did my due diligence and reverted to a [...]

DNS resolution errors with DNSSEC domains

By |2018-08-01T20:36:16+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Handy Tools/Utilities, Web Hosting|

I recently had a client transfer their DNSSEC enabled domain to another registrar. Everything appeared to transfer as expected, but they noticed several global users having DNS resolution issues. This was strange because: The domain appeared to resolve fine for 90% of the world, using DNS propagation utilities to determine how DNS was propagating globally. DNSSEC [...]

May 16, 2018

It’s time to move to HTTPS

By |2018-05-16T21:07:13+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Clients, General Technology, Web Hosting|Tags: , , , |

The web has been moving more and more towards secure connections for all websites, and at the forefront of this movement, has been Google. With the release of Chrome 68 in July, Google will begin adding a "Not Secure" message in the address bars of any website not running over HTTPS. This message will indicate to [...]

January 19, 2018

Krueger Web Design Named to Top 16 Web Designers in Madison in 2018

By |2018-03-05T22:23:39+00:00January 19th, 2018|Categories: Web Design|

This was the 2nd time Krueger Web Design has made the list of the top 16. KWD also made the list in 2016. You can see the complete list here: 16 Best Madison Web Designers Expertise has combed through a list of 64 web designers in the Madison area, and narrowed it down to a list [...]

August 17, 2017

Accessing your machine through machine name with Android Emulator on Windows

By |2017-08-17T11:49:21+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Misc. Fixes, Xamarin|

I've been working on a mobile project recently, using Xamarin, Android/iOS emulators and Visual Studio 2017. In my local environment (Windows 10), my emulators need to be able to communicate with my machine to access services, using machine name. By default, this is not possible. You will notice that hitting a url, with your machine name [...]

November 3, 2016

Binding an Extracted Value in a Web Test

By |2018-03-05T22:25:57+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Testing|

I was creating a multi step web test in Visual Studio, for use in running in Azure. I needed to extract a request value for use later in my test. I could not seem to find a concrete example of how to do this. Here's what worked for me: When creating a Web Test in Visual Studio, [...]

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