Using Managed Service Identity (MSI) with and Azure App Service or an Azure Function

Managed Service Identity MSI Benjamin Perkins
Managed Service Identity MSI Benjamin Perkins

Instead of storing user id / passwords or database connection strings in source or configuration files, you should consider storing them in an Azure Key vault. Azure Function 400 Bad Request How to connect to a database from an Azure Function Create an Azure Key Vault secret How to connect to a database from an…

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How to connect to a database from an Azure Function using Azure Key Vault

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

In my original article here where I stored the database connection string in an Environment Variable which is no longer an optimal approach (it was only for example).  I will now update the Azure Function to access an Azure Key Vault secret which has the database connection string and use it to make the database…

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Azure Function 400 Bad Request

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

I was writing these articles and received this error when calling my Azure Function: Create an Azure Key Vault secret Using Managed Service Identity MSI with and Azure App Service or an Azure Function How to connect to a database from an Azure Function I narrowed it down to the request I was making to…

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How (I) would handle a timeout in Azure Function

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

I wrote this article about adding a host.json file to an Azure Function “How to add a HOST.JSON file to an Azure Function” and while I was breaking it, I saw a behavior which I didn’t expect. The behavior was that my code within the try…catch… block continued to execute after the timeout, the code…

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How to add a HOST.JSON file to an Azure Function

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

I have written numerous articles about Azure Functions, view them here.  The fact is, the HOST.JSON file is created for you when the Azure Function App is created originally/initially and it does not need to be added.  I expected to see it when I expanded the View Files for the Function, see Figure 1, but…

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How to Azure Function App with Hybrid Connection

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

On my path to create this article, I wrote numerous other along the way.  To get a overview of the project I worked on, read the following articles as well. Required parameter ‘adminPassword’ is missing (null). osDisk.managedDisk.id’ is not allowed Creating an Azure App Service Hybrid Connection How to deploy to Azure using an ARM…

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How to create an Azure Function in Visual Studio

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

These are some good instructions as well “Create your first function using Visual Studio”.  But I like to try it out myself.  Check out these other articles as well. How to connect to a database from an Azure Function Deploy an Azure Function created from Visual Studio Check out all my Azure Function articles here…

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How to connect to a database from an Azure Function

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

I created a simple Azure Function and now I want to connect it to a database.  Check out these other articles as well. How to create an Azure Function in Visual Studio Deploy an Azure Function created from Visual Studio Check out all my Azure Function articles here I found this article also useful “Code…

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Deploy an Azure Function created from Visual Studio

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

I created an Azure Function and added some some code to connect to a database and now I want to deploy it to the Azure platform. How to create an Azure Function in Visual Studio How to connect to a database from an Azure Function Check out all my Azure Functions articles here Right-click on…

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An error occurred

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

While I was writing these articles about creating, developing local and deploying an Azure Function App, I received this error, Figure 1. How to create an Azure Function in Visual Studio How to connect to a database from an Azure Function Deploy an Azure Function created from Visual Studio Check out all my Azure Functions…

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Publish failed

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

While I was writing these articles about creating, developing local and deploying an Azure Function App, I received this error, Figure 1. How to create an Azure Function in Visual Studio How to connect to a database from an Azure Function Deploy an Azure Function created from Visual Studio Check out all my Azure Functions…

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Azure Function – take it to the limit, scale it up

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

Azure Functions are really cool #AzureFunction.  I wrote numerous articles about Azure Functions here, check them out.  As you know there are 2 kinds of Azure Functions: Consumption – do not have to worry about resource management App Service Plan – run your functions just like other Azure App Services Each have a different set of…

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How to configure GitHub or VSTS for use with an Azure Function

GitHub - benjaminperkins
GitHub - benjaminperkins

I have written a few post about setting up source code repositories for App Services and now, while I am getting up to speed with Azure Functions I wanted to do the same.  Here are some other GitHub related articles I have written: #AzureFunctions #Azure #GitHub Setting up and using GitHub in Visual Studio 2017…

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Azure Functions updates

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

Azure Functions CLI has been renamed to azure-functions-core-tools, see here. Also, appsettings.json has been renamed to local.settings.json, the appsettings.json file will show as deprecated, but will still work. See other changes here.

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How to add assembly references to an Azure Function App

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

I wanted to do this and I found these articles helpful: #AzureFunction #Azure #Csharp Azure Functions C# developer reference –> see Referencing External Assemblies How to make a simple DLL as an assembly reference just for fun Could not load file or assembly … The system cannot find the file specified SOLVED It did take…

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