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 Azure Key Vault Logging

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

SQL Server 2016 Always Encrypted

Introduction SQL Server 2016 is yet to be released, but you can download the CTP versions. The mostly anticipated and marveled feature is Always Encrypted. Let me discuss few bits of this feature before getting into the technical side of it. I got to know this right after reading an article about Microsoft had applied … Continue reading SQL Server 2016 Always Encrypted

Securing your Azure Web Apps FTP Endpoints

Web Apps are my favorite PaaS offering in Azure. They are simple yet powerful, but the way how Azure handles the Web App FTP Deployment Credentials is not that nifty and better you should know and understand that. If you find very lazy to read the entire post, you can jump to the summary section … Continue reading Securing your Azure Web Apps FTP Endpoints

Automatically Configure Azure AD in your Web Applications using VS 2015

Some of you might have noticed that in the project context menu, Visual Studio 2015 gives the option 'Configure Azure AD Authentication' When you click on this, a wizard will open up and it will do most of the heavy lifting for you in configuring the Azure AD for your application. Though the wizard is … Continue reading Automatically Configure Azure AD in your Web Applications using VS 2015

Custom Authorization Filter returns 200 OK during authorization failure in Web API / MVC

This is a very specific and a quick post. In Web APIs sometimes we need to implement custom authorization filter which is extended from AuthorizeAttribute class, this is mainly useful in implementing authorization. The below code shows how to implement an admin authorization in claims based authentication using ClaimsIdentity The above code works perfectly in … Continue reading Custom Authorization Filter returns 200 OK during authorization failure in Web API / MVC

Azure Active Directory (AAD): Common Application Development Scenarios

Azure Active Directory is a cloud identity management solution, but not limited to cloud identity alone. In this post let's discuss about how AAD can be used in designing multi-tenant applications in cloud. As usual consider that MassRover is an ISV. MassRover got this great idea of developing a document management application named 'Minion Docs' … Continue reading Azure Active Directory (AAD): Common Application Development Scenarios

Azure Key Vault Manager

Azure Key Vault is generally available. If you use Azure Key Vault in your projects, then there's a high probability that you felt the need of a handy dev tool to manage your Vault. Here it is. http://keyvaultmanager.azurewebsites.net GitHub: https://github.com/thuru/AzureKeyVaultManager More about Azure Key Vault: https://thuruinhttp.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/azure-key-vault-setup-and-usage-scenarios/