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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Granular VSTS/TFS Deployment Privileges using Service Principals

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) integrate smoothly with Azure App Services for Continuous Deployment. It is even possible to set up Continuous Deployment to an isolated App Service Environment (ASE). The easiest way to get started with this is when you log into VSTS with the same credentials as you…

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VSTS/TFS Continuous Deployment to App Service Environment (ASE) after Disabling TLS 1.0

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will have noticed that I have been spending some time working with Azure App Service Environment (ASE). It is available in Azure Government and should be the technology of choice for Government Web Apps. In a previous blog post, I have described how to do…

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Private Function Apps in Azure Government using App Service Environment (ASE)

Azure Functions is a platform for deploying serverless functions in a variety of different languages. It is easy to create APIs without having to worry about the underlying architecture and compute resources. In spite of the many advantages, they are not so easy to use for Government applications because they have a public endpoint that…

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Creating Wildcard SSL Certificates with Let’s Encrypt

One of my favorite services is Let’s Encrypt. They issue free SSL certificates. I have written about how to generate a certificate for a Web App using their service. They have just started issuing wildcard certificates, and in this blog post I will show you how to make one for an Azure App Service Environment…

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Configuring and Testing SSL Settings on App Service Environment (ASE)

PLEASE NOTE: There are new features available for switching off TLS 1.0. I recommend using those instead. Azure App Service Environment (ASE) is a private deployment of Azure Web Apps in a virtual network. Because it allows virtual network isolation, it is ideally suited for Government Web Apps and it is now available in Azure…

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Using App Service Environment (ASE) without a wildcard SSL certificate

The Azure App Service Environment (ASE) is a private deployment of Azure App Service in a virtual network. It has recently become available in Azure Government and it offers many advantages for Government web applications. The ASE documentation calls for a wildcard SSL certificate, which may be problematic for some organizations. In this blog, I…

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Using App Service Environment as a Private Reverse Proxy with User Authentication

Azure App Service Environment (ASE) has been available in Azure Commercial for a while and is now available in Azure Government as well. As discussed previously, ASE offers some very specific advantages for Government web applications or more generally for web applications that require network isolation and careful control of traffic routing. In this blog…

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On the Advantages of App Service Environment (ASE) for Government Web Apps

Azure App Service Environment (ASE) is now available in Azure Government. For most Government web applications, it offers many advantages compared to the standard Azure Web App Service. In this blog post, the requirements for Government web applications are reviewed and we will explore how these requirements can be met with either Azure Web Apps…

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Azure App Service Environment Available in Azure Government

I am very excited to report that I have just deployed an isolated App Service Environment (ASE) in Azure Government. Here are a few quick pointers on how to get started. Azure App Service Environment (ASE) is an isolated deployment of App Service dedicated to a single subscription. It is ideal for applications that require…

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