Build your SaaS right with Azure

Cloud has the proven promise of great opportunities for organizations & ISVs. Modern cloud platforms have low entry barriers and huge array service offerings beyond traditional enterprise application requirements. Cloud and the services provide intact environment to SaaS application providers with cutting edge innovation, agility and computational and storage scale for the global reach.


Passwords are like underwear – Keep them hidden using Azure MSI

We keep the credentials and other secrets of  the application in the source files. These secrets are visible to developers and being pushed to the source control. In order to avoid this, we can keep the secrets in centralized key management systems - but the credentials of the centralized key management system should be kept in the source files, resulting that at least one credential being placed in the source files. Let's see how to overcome this using Azure Managed Service Identity


Understanding GDPR and personal data

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the law imposes new rules on companies, government agencies, non-profits, and other organizations that offer goods and services to people in the European Union (EU), or that collect and analyze data tied to EU residents. The GDPR applies no matter where you are located. I have been reading the key... Continue Reading →


Azure B2C with custom attributes with predetermined values

Azure B2C is a large membership database which also provides the features of tokens, sessions and membership/authentication experience (sign-up, sign-in, forget password and etc). But there are some scenarios which are little tricky based on how the entire solution is handled. Let me explain such a use case and describe different ways to handle that... Continue Reading →


Controlling access to your Azure resources using RBAC

Being part of a software services company, customers often ask the question how to restrict access to Azure resources. It is understandable that any organization wouldn’t prefer to give all the rights of the organizational Azure subscription to a person. In the classic Azure model the only way to give access to Azure portal is,... Continue Reading →


Provisioning Always Encrypted in SQL Databases with Azure Key Vault, using SSMS 2016.

This article focuses on the steps on how to configure the Always Encrypted (AE) feature for SQL Databases using Azure Key Vault as the key store provider; which is still in preview at the time of this writing. In order to try out what I have explained here you should have January 2016 preview or... Continue Reading →


Directory contains one or more applications that were added by a user or administrator.

This post summarizes and lists down the information you need to solve the specific error which occurs when you try to delete a AAD. There are plenty of articles for this and I recommend to read the link below which explains very frequent error messages of AAD and the fixes. Also read this blog... Continue Reading →


Azure Key Vault Logging

This post goes with the series of my posts under the Azure Key Vault. I assume that you know about Azure Key Vault and have used it, and continue this article. If you're new to Azure Key Vault, please review the below links. You can read more about Azure Key Vault and how to use... Continue Reading →


What you need to know about SQL Database Dynamic Data Masking before the GA

Please read this post after reading this, as some critical changes have gone to the DDM feature of SQL Databases in GA SQL Database Dynamic Data Masking will be Generally Available (GA) very soon by the end of this month. For more information about Dynamic Database Masking please read this article. As per the article... Continue Reading →


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