January 22, 2020

I found little online on how to configure two VPNs to Azure using a Juniper SRX device. I found the following useful guides:

https://support.juniper.net/support/tools/vpnconfig/#advancedSettings

https://kb.juniper.net/library/CUSTOMERSERVICE/technotes/3500177-EN.PDF

But t...

November 15, 2019

PHP. It has been a while. I had to test sending email via a shared mailbox in Office 365 so I thought I would give the PHP Docker containers a go to avoid configuring my Windows environment.

I am using VS Code with the Docker extension. I create the following Docke...

November 2, 2019

I needed options for restricting the surface area of the Elasticsearch API for clients. I wanted to ensure only the search API was permitted e.g. urls containing "/_search". I could have used NGINX's rewrite or redirect functionality however my customer wanted a manage...

November 1, 2019

I wanted to see if I could get Azure Web App on Containers working on a custom port. It turns out you can but you can't expose the container on anything other than port 80 or 443.  

I tried this out locally first with ASP.NET Core. Taking the sample, mcr.micro...

October 18, 2019

If you want to avoid manually consenting to applications in Azure AD using the "Grant admin consent" button in the API Permissions blade then read on. There is now a permission you can give an application to allow it to grant consent, DelegatedPermissionGrant.ReadWrite...

November 14, 2017

I had a chance to work with the latest SignalR library for ASP.NET Core 2 which is in Alpha as I write this. My customer is looking at Azure and I thought it would be good to showcase a PaaS workload using Azure Functions and Azure App Services. You can see the applica...

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