Introducing OWASP Zed Attack Proxy Task for Visual Studio Team Services

Few weeks back, I wanted to setup automated security testing for the project I am working on and add that to our release pipeline. To achieve this OWASP ZAP was the obvious option. It’s actively maintained with a lot of great features, it’s free and has an API that can be used to access its … Continue reading Introducing OWASP Zed Attack Proxy Task for Visual Studio Team Services

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Azure Functions: Going Serverless on Azure Platform – #4 Setting Up Local Development – Part I

In the previous article, we talked about Creating a Functions pipeline using the Azure Portal. We worked on entirely on the Azure Portal to develop the application. Azure Portal provides great functionality to develop the functions, but developers prefer developing and testing the applications locally before they push the applications into the cloud. Azure functions … Continue reading Azure Functions: Going Serverless on Azure Platform – #4 Setting Up Local Development – Part I

Building Custom Visual Studio Team Service Tasks with VSTS DevOps Task SDK

In this article, we will be building a simple Visual Studio Team Services build & deployment task using VSTS DevOps Task SDK and upload it to our Visual Studio Team Services account in order to use it in our build and release pipelines. To create a custom Visual Studio Team Services task, you need some … Continue reading Building Custom Visual Studio Team Service Tasks with VSTS DevOps Task SDK

Automated Security Testing with OWASP Zed Attack Proxy: #3 Working the Result of ZAP Security Scan to Pass or Fail the Security Tests

In the previous article, we created and ran Automated Security Tests on Visual Studio Team Services. One shortcoming of the security tests we wrote was that there was no way of failing the security tests if the result of the test exceeds a certain threshold. The test only executed the security scan and then gave … Continue reading Automated Security Testing with OWASP Zed Attack Proxy: #3 Working the Result of ZAP Security Scan to Pass or Fail the Security Tests

Automated Security Testing with OWASP Zed Attack Proxy: #2 Creating & Running Automated Security Tests on Visual Studio Team Services

In the previous article, we installed and configured OWASP ZAP on an Azure VM and added a reverse proxy to access it over the internet. In this article, we’ll discuss on how to use the OWASP ZAP API and Visual Studio Unit Test project to create Automated Security tests and then run them in a … Continue reading Automated Security Testing with OWASP Zed Attack Proxy: #2 Creating & Running Automated Security Tests on Visual Studio Team Services

Automated Security Testing with OWASP Zed Attack Proxy: #1 Installing & Configuring OWASP ZAP on an Azure Virtual Machine

OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is a free security tool that helps you automatically find security vulnerabilities in your web applications. It is one of the most popular tools out there and it's actively maintained by the community behind it. It’s a great tool that you can integrate while you are developing and testing your … Continue reading Automated Security Testing with OWASP Zed Attack Proxy: #1 Installing & Configuring OWASP ZAP on an Azure Virtual Machine

Continuous Code Quality with SonarQube: #2 Configuring SSL for SonarQube & Securing the SonarQube Server Behind a Reverse Proxy

In the previous article, Installing and Configuring SonarQube using Azure Virtual Machines and Azure SQL, we installed SonarQube on an Azure Virtual Machine and configured an Azure SQL Database for the SonarQube server. At the moment, the SonarQube dashboard is not accessible for the outside world. In this article, we’ll setup a reverse proxy to … Continue reading Continuous Code Quality with SonarQube: #2 Configuring SSL for SonarQube & Securing the SonarQube Server Behind a Reverse Proxy