Troubleshooting Hybrid Connections with Logging

Hybrid Connections offer an easy way to connect your Web App to an on-premise resource. In most cases, Hybrid Connections just work, but when they don’t, the only info you might have to go on is a failure in your app or a status of “Not connected” in the Azure portal or the Hybrid Connection…

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Unable to Create Classic Hybrid Connections

As you may already know, we recently released a change to Hybrid Connection integration with Web Apps in Azure App Service. Before this change, Hybrid Connections relied on BizTalk Services for connectivity. With the recent general availability of Azure Relay, we have changed the way Hybrid Connections work in Web Apps. Instead of using BizTalk…

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Hybrid Connection Shows “Connected”, but Application Fails to Connect

What can you do if your Web App’s Hybrid Connection shows a status of “Connected”, but the application fails to connect to your on-premise resource? Chances are the reason is because you have configured your Hybrid Connection so that it actually gets by-passed when you attempt to connect to your on-premise resource. In this post, I’ll describe…

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Consuming secure Azure websites using Salesforce’s Lightning Connect

Salesforce’s Lightning Connect easily integrate external oData data with Salesforce. A good step-by-step blog on how to build WCF oData Service and how to deploy to Azure is here In this blog I am going to show you how to enable Azure AD authentication on your oData Service and how to configure oAuth settings in…

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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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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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