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April 21, 2023

Azure Application Gateways With Azure Active Directory (AAD) Authentication and No App Service Custom Domains

By |2023-04-21T16:52:38+00:00April 21st, 2023|Categories: App Services, Azure|

We're currently using an Application Gateway that sits in front of several of our app services. Some of these app services use Azure Active Directory (AAD) authentication and need to be able to work, encrypted, without the use of custom domains, or TLS certificates installed on the app services. We also want to be able to [...]

Using Azure Functions to Run Web Availability Tests

By |2023-04-18T16:39:01+00:00April 18th, 2023|Categories: Azure, Azure Functions|

Deprecation of Multi-Step Web Tests We have loved using Azure multi-step web tests for quite some time now. It allows us to track the availability of our services, and be notified very quickly in the event of any downtime, alerting our action groups, and texting us in the event of a production outage. Microsoft has announced [...]

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", [...]

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