Azure Lighthouse – A Cloud Native Managed Services Model for Service Providers

Recently Azure announced this service called ‘Azure Lighthouse’. It allows managed service providers and customers to manage the tenant access and the delegation from a single point of interface in the Azure Portal itself. With some marketing garnish, I would like to call it as Cloud Native Managed Service Model. Let me take you through the fundamentals of Azure Lighthouse.

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