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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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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Azure Web App with Let’s Encrypt Certificate – Powershell Automation

UPDATE Jan 28, 2018 Niiraj Kumar made me aware that there is actually a Web App site extension that gets a Let’s Encrypt cert and renews it as needed with a Web Job. You can find the extension here. It is written by a fellow Dane Simon J. K. Pedersen, whom I will buy a…

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