Serverless computing with Azure Function in a DevOps Model

In a DevOps Model, one of the crucial aspect for Engineers is to manage Infrastructure. No matter how much ever we automate this task becomes cumbersome especially when we have multiple servers involved. While Azure ARM templates helps us spin up an environment on the fly we still have the need to maintain and support…

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How do we use custom HTTP MessageHandler for validating multiple token issuers?

Before we get in to the solution of how we can handle multiple token issuer, I’m going to bring up some of the fundamentals of how HTTP request/Response is handler to make a lot of sense out of the proposed solution. Whenever a HTTP request is made, the call goes through the HTTP message handler…

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ASP .NET Authentication : OWIN middleware component for browser based sign-on using WsFederation

Authentication of ASP .NET Web API using OWIN middleware component with Azure active Directory is made so easy which we all know. For the matter of fact, the Visual studio integration  to choose different types of authentication during the creation of Web API made developers life easy compared to the previous ways of  onboarding Authentication…

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Azure Caching: All that we need to know

Why Caching? As load increases on a web application, we will often take a series of steps to help improve site performance. Initially, we might put our web application behind a load balancer and add more web instances to better serve the incoming requests. With Windows Azure Web Sites and Cloud Services, adding more instances…

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Why do we get System.InvalidCastException when we read through custom Configuration file?

A developer’s life becomes a lot easier by using configuration files.  Configuration files, being XML files, can be changed as needed and developers can use configuration files to change settings without recompiling applications. Administrators can use configuration files to set policies that affect how applications run on their computers. Managed code can use the classes…

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