Cloud Services PaaS – Common scenarios for SSL certificate configuration

This article is intended to summarize a few common scenarios for SSL certificate configuration on Cloud Services PaaS. It will cover configuration of multiples certificates for HTTPS communication and certificate installation for general encrypted communication purposes.   In case you just want to install one certificate on your cloud service to enable HTTPs communication, you…

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Error “Access to the path ‘E:sitesrootWeb.config’ is denied” when storing Azure AD’s public key in Web.config of an Azure Cloud Services application.

I have worked on a scenario where a Web Role application which had been working fine for a long time just started throwing the error “Access to the path ‘E:\sitesroot\0\Web.config’ is denied” without any change or update to the deployment:        Looking at the error, it’s a bit clear that for some reason, the…


Installing DebugDiag and importing rules thru Azure Cloud Services startup tasks

This article describes the steps for how to install DebugDiag version 2 update 1 on Cloud Services Web and Worker Roles using startup tasks. Note: In this article, the steps were applied to a Worker Role, but it also works for Web Roles. Preparing the DebugDiag installer and the configuration file with the files Download DebugDiag Debug Diagnostic…


Manage Service Bus Connectivity Mode

How do we manage Service Bus Connectivity Mode while hosting WCF Service with Service Bus Endpoints on IIS? Hosting WCF Services with Service Bus Endpoints on IIS http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/hh966775.aspx Relevant Facts and Documentaion: Service Bus Listener uses AutoDetect mode by default, however you can set it to other modes explicitly. (Source: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/microsoft.servicebus.connectivitymode.aspx). Auto-detect mode probes the connectivity options in…