Azure Active Directory B2B Self Service Sign-Up using Logic Apps

Azure Active Directory (AAD) is Microsoft’s multi-tenant, cloud based directory and identity management service. It is used to manage access to services such as Office 365 and the Azure Cloud. Typically an instance of AAD (an AAD tenant) is used by a single organization for their users. In this blog post, I will discuss how…

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New Web App SSL Settings (Government and Commercial)

It is well known that NIST recommends disabling TLS 1.0 and for many Government organizations it is a requirement to do so. In the past, it was not easy to disable TLS 1.0 in Azure Web Apps, and I have spent some considerable effort describing how one could control the TLS settings using an App…

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Firely Vonk FHIR Server adds Cosmos DB (Mongo API) Support

If you are regular reader, you will know that I have been working with Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) servers. In one post, I discussed how to set up Firely’s Spark and Vonk Servers using Azure PaaS services. I tried to deploy the Firely Vonk server using both Cosmos DB and Azure SQL as backend…

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Private Kubernetes Cluster in Azure (Government)

In previous blog posts I have discussed how to deploy Kubernetes clusters in Azure Government and configure an Ingress Controller to allow SSL termination, etc. In those previous scenarios, the clusters had public endpoints. This may not work for Government agencies that have to comply with Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) rules, etc. In this blog…

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Kubernetes Ingress in Azure (Government)

In a previous blog post, I discussed that it is easy to set up a Kubernetes cluster in Azure Government (or Commercial) and deploy web applications to the cluster. The example deployment lagged some features. Specifically, we did not configure an SSL certificate for the application. Doing so is pretty straightforward with Kubernetes Ingress and…

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Get Started with Kubernetes in Azure (Government)

Azure offers many different options for deploying cloud workloads. You can deploy Virtual Machines or use Azure App Service. You can even use App Service in a virtual network by deploying Azure App Service Environment (ASE), which is also available in the US Government Cloud. In this blog post, I will explore another deployment option…

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Using Azure Traffic Manager for Private Endpoint Failover – Automation

In a recent blog post, I described that Azure Traffic Manager (ATM) can be useful in failover scenarios for applications with private endpoints, e.g. internal web apps running in an Internal Load Balancer (ILB) App Service Environment (ASE). In the previous post, I described how the failover can be done manually in the portal and…

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Using Azure Traffic Manager for Private Endpoint Failover – Manual Method

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that Azure App Service Environment (ASE) is available in Azure Government and it offers many advantages for Government Web Applications. For mission critical applications, it may be a requirement to be able to failover to an alternative region in the event of an application and/or data center…

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Loading Synthea FHIR Data with Logic Apps and Functions in Azure Government

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is a draft standard describing data formats and elements (known as “resources”) and an application programming interface (API) for exchanging electronic health records. I have written about how to set up several types of FHIR servers (Firely and HAPI FHIR) using Azure PaaS components. I have also demonstrated how you…

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FHIR Server with Azure API Management

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is a draft standard describing data formats and elements (known as “resources”) and an application programming interface (API) for exchanging electronic health records. I have discussed how to run Firely FHIR Servers in Azure PaaS and how to run a HAPI FHIR Server in Azure PaaS. There are other servers…

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