Add an SSL certificate to an Azure Web App (CRT and P7B)

I was following these instructions here using CERTREQ to create my certificate request, and everything worked fine up to step 6.  In step 6 is states that I should have a CER file.  I wrote some articles about creating a certificate here and here, where there is a CER file created, however, when I downloaded my…

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Mapping a wildcard domain name to an Azure App Services Web App (Website)

The process for mapping a wildcard domain, for example *.contoso.com to a Web App can be achieved by performing the following: Adding a CNAME at your domain hosting provider Adding the custom domain within the Azure portal Adding wildcard domain names to multiple Web Apps Once these steps are complete, accessing your Web App using…

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Auto Heal your Azure Web App

If your Web App is not behaving like you expect, you might consider implementing Auto Healing.  Auto Healing for a Web App lets you take an action when certain events occurr, for example: When request count breaches a certain limit When requests are running slower that expected When an unexpected http status code is received…

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Monitoring your multiple Azure Web App instances

When you scale to more than a single instance of a Web App, it gets a little complicated to monitor or troubleshoot an issue.  The complicated part is trying to find which of the instances are experiencing the problem.  In many cases, a majority of the requests complete just fine, but from time to time,…

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Unexpected authentication, and sessions issues across instances with IdentityServer3 and Orchard CMS Web Apps

  What is IdentityServer? “IdentityServer is a framework and a hostable component that allows implementing single sign-on and access control for modern web applications and APIs using protocols like OpenID Connect and OAuth2. It supports a wide range of clients like mobile, web, SPAs and desktop applications and is extensible to allow integration in new…


Troubleshooting Web App deployment issues when using Git / GitHub

I setup a Web App to test deployments from GitHub.  Once the Web App was created I linked it to GitHub by selecting the “Integrate source control” link on the main page of for the website and selected GitHub.  Following the wizard I was able to make the link between the 2.  The details are…

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Create an Azure Web App failover solution on a budget

When you choose a region to place your Web App into, it is placed onto a stamp or scale unit.  The scale unit is an isolated entity within the region or datacenter.  This entity encapsulates and protects the Web Apps contained within it from service interruptions that may happen in other scale units.   When you…


How (I) to setup Azure Active Directory with a Web App

Controlling access to a website is cool.  I have mostly used Forms Authentication in the past, hashed the credentials, then stored and retrieved them from a custom database during the login.  However, starting now, I think I will use Azure Active Directory (AAD) from now on, as it has so many options, it is very…

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Azure Web Site – FTP Credentials per Site.

How does one restrict the Azure Website FTP configuration  in a way that only one Developer/Business Unit can deploy to the Corresponding site? Imagine a Subscription that has three Sites and three Developers.  A Developer (or Business Unit) is using a FTP Client like FileZilla and needs to be restricted to his own Site for…

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