Azure Content Spotlight – New Azure Security Features Overview

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. At Ignite, a lot of new Azure Security features are announced. In this weeks content spotlight I’m going to highlight most of them: Overview of what’s new in Azure Information Protection Overview of what’s…

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Working with identity in .NET Core 2.0

Last year I did a quick code sample on how to use identity in .NET Core (1.x): https://contos.io/protecting-a-net-core-api-with-azure-active-directory-59bbcd5b3429 Time flies, and just weeks ago I showed how fun/frustrating it can get when we want to secure a SPA with a .NET Core 2.0 back-end: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredev/2017/09/22/protecting-a-net-core-2-0-spa-with-adfs/ As I stated along with the most recent code snippet…

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DevOps – Using Azure MSI with VSTS – step by step

Hi,   Microsoft recently announced Azure Managed Service Identity (MSI) which in a nutshell, is a way to avoid storing credentials in code or in locations such as the web.config, the app service settings etc…thanks to an automatically provisioned Service Principal (bootstrap identity) that you can leverage using the App Service (or other components supporting MSI). As…


Azure Content Spotlight – Diving deep into what’s new with Azure Machine Learning

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. Over past several years Azure Machine Learning has brought many capabilities into the cloud.  Matt Wrinkler provides an excellent post on giving a status of where Azure Machine Learning is currently including…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure confidential computing

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. Microsoft is committed to the cloud and invests heavily in making the cloud as secure as possible.  In the range of a billion dollars, Microsoft’s investment in cloud security is considerable, and…

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Protecting a .NET Core 2.0 SPA with ADFS

Today’s identity-related pop quiz: How do you secure a SinglePageApp (SPA) with a .NET Core back-end using ADFS? If you said “there’s probably an official sample for that over at docs.microsoft.com” you’d not be entirely right. Oh, there’s samples, but if you implied “working sample” I dare you to come up with it 🙂 (Well,…

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DevOps trick – Provision Azure Active Directory Apps in a highly controlled way

Hi, Besides promoting a new collaboration mindset between development & operations, DevOps’ primary goal is to use tooling in order to reach continuous development as well as continuous deployment. As it implies a cultural change, it often cristalizes tensions between the involved stakeholders but I’m not gonna debate about its current effectivness and reality within…

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