Accessing Applications protected using Azure AD

When Applications that are secured by Azure AD are to be accessed from different calling Applications, like Daemon Applications, Web Applications or Single Page Applications, different choices are to be made, given the nature of integration in each of them (e.g. from Open ID Connect, oAuth 2.0). Covered in this Repository is how the Postman…

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Use Azure policy Service to manage Azure Resources and stay compliant with corporate standards

Azure policy Service can be used to implement rules that helps organizations stay compliant when deploying and configuring resources in Azure. This sample implements a rule that ensures that no Compute resources in Azure, like Virtual Machines are deployed without having mandatory tags included in the Provisioning request. The tag names used are ‘Cost Center…

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Using Azure Key Vault to secure data exchange (Java)

In this post, .NET Code was used to encrypt data using a X509 Certificate on the local Computer, and to invoke Azure Key Vault APIs to decrypt this data. In the sample code available in the GitHub repository here, shown is how an equivalent could be implemented in Java, using the Azure SDK for Java….

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Working with Azure Key Vault Certificates for secure exchange of data

Abstract Azure Key Vault (AKV) provides REST APIs that Applications could invoke to perform cryptographic operations like Encryption, Decryption signing and verifying signatures. For scenarios where integrated applications are deployed across Data Centers or geographies, it would be optimal to perform operations like encryption, locally, instead of making a REST API Call on Azure Key…

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Using Azure Functions, Cosmos DB and Powerapps to build, deploy and consume Serverless Apps

Azure Functions can be used to quickly build Application as Micro Services, complete with turnkey integration with other Azure Services like Cosmos DB, Queues, Blobs, etc , through the use of Input and output Bindings. Inbuilt tools can be used to generate Swagger definitions for these Services, publish them and consume them in Client side…

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Calling Azure Cosmos DB Graph API from Azure Functions

Azure Functions at this time provides Input and output Bindings for DocumentDB, one of the Database Models in Azure Cosmos DB. There aren’t any for Cosmos DB Graph yet. However, using the ability to reference external assemblies and importing them through NuGet Packages, it is possible to access these APIs from the C# Scripts in…

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Orchestrate fail over of Web Applications in Azure VMs to a DR Site using ASR

With Azure Site Recovery (ASR) it is now possible to orchestrate fail over of workloads like Web Applications running Azure Virtual Machines from a Primary Site to a DR Site. Using Recovery Plans and Runbook Automation, one could script specific configuration actions on the Compute resources that have been recovered by ASR, and bring the…

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Aggregation of OMS Data from across Azure Subscriptions

An Operations Management Suite (OMS) Repository can be associated to a single Azure Subscription. Companies that host their Products on separate per-tenant Azure Subscription for their Customers have this need to consolidate the Health data from all these Subscriptions for ease of monitoring and tracking. OMS provides the ability to configure Alerts that would call…

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Deploy Web Application to Azure VM Scale Sets using Packer and Team Services

Summary Build and Release automation in Team Services helps to deploy ASP.NET Web Applications to Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS) through immutable Virtual Machine images that are created using Packer. Azure Visual Studio Team Services provides ready to use Templates for adding Build and Release Tasks that implement this integration with Packer. Through this…

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A3 Size Poster depicting the details around Azure Services in Compute

Have tried to depict and capture the detailed features under Azure Compute, along with the dependencies with the other resources & Services in Azure. This doesn’t include Azure Container Service and Service Fabric yet, which I shall in Page 2 of this document in due course. It is uploaded here

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