Category Archives: Azure
In the first part of this series I explained and demonstrated the process how non-programmable TOTP tokens can be used as a possible alternative to the Microsoft Authenticator app. In this second post I will cover programmable tokens. Non-programmable tokens … Continue reading
If password-based authentication is in place, the additional use of a second factor (or multi-factor (MFA) authentication) is highly recommended to enhance the security of identities and to strengthen the authentication process. The Microsoft Authenticator app running on a smartphone … Continue reading
If you are using Azure AD as your main Identity Provider (IDP), then you know that you can integrate/federate lots of cloud apps with it. This not only gives you better control over cloud app usage, but also allows users … Continue reading
If you are using Azure Front Door to optimize global access to your apps, you might recognize a lot of health probes in your app logs. This article explains what this means and why these are used.
Several months ago I published this article which discusses the problem of Azure services that use a public endpoint together with its available authentication options. If companies do not understand these mechanics, they put their environment at risk. For Azure … Continue reading
How to master resources in Azure? This is a question I receive a lot. We all agree that deploying resources in Azure is a simple process: You just go to the marketplace, fill out some form, hit next, next, finish, … Continue reading
On October 19, 2020 I did a live stream together with Microsoft Azure MVP Martin Ehrnst to talk about Deployment Scripts in ARM templates. We talked about the need for deployment scripts for the “last mile configuration” and how they … Continue reading
On October 4, 2020 I did a live stream together with Microsoft Azure MVP Martin Ehrnst to talk about more complex ARM templates. We covered topics such as parameters, variables, dependencies, functions, conditions and copy. And we gave a quick … Continue reading
Some days ago I did a live stream to talk about infrastructure-as-code and ARM templates basics. The goal was to give beginners a quick introduction why infrastructure-as-code makes sense and how very basic ARM templates work.