Authenticating Storage Requests Using SharedKeyAuthenticationHandler

  With the older version of the storage client library (version 1.7) you could sign HttpWebRequests using the SignRequestLite function, and there were several examples on the web of how to do this.  The SignRequestLite function has been removed from the 2.0+ versions of the storage client library and so far I have not seen…

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Azure Cloud Services only support SHA-1 Thumbprint Algorithm

  “My certificate provider recently switched to only providing SHA2/SHA256 certificates because SHA-1 certificates are no longer safe.  But Azure only supports SHA1 certificates!  https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/gg465718.aspx says ‘The only thumbprint algorithm currently supported is sha1’”.   Lately I have been seeing this issue more often due to some larger cert providers recently making this change.  The…

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Cloud Service RDP Configuration not available via portal

    <Update March 2, 2015> The ability to modify RDP plugin settings via the portal has been restored.  I will leave this blog post up since the password encryption portion can still be valuable for people setting up RDP outside of the Visual Studio tools. </Update>     There are 2 ways to enable…

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