Using Managed Service Identity to Access Azure Key Vault from Azure App Service

In the previous article, I talked about using Managed Service Identity on Azure VM to access Azure Key Vault. We deployed a web application written in ASP.Net Core 2 to the VM and accessed Key Vault to get a secret for the application. Same way, we can use Managed Service Identity in Azure App Service … Continue reading Using Managed Service Identity to Access Azure Key Vault from Azure App Service

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Allow Application Running on An Azure Virtual Machine to Access Azure Key Vault using Managed Service Identity

In an earlier article I described what a Managed Service Identity is and how we can use it. In this article we’ll have a closer look at the scenario described in that article. Where we going to allow the application that is running in our Azure Virtual Machine to access an Azure Key Vault instance … Continue reading Allow Application Running on An Azure Virtual Machine to Access Azure Key Vault using Managed Service Identity

Managed Service Identity for Azure Resources

A Managed Service Identity (MSI) is a feature that is in public preview where it gives an Azure Service an automatically managed identity in the Azure Active Directory that can be used to authenticate to any Azure Service that supports Azure AD Authentication. In most scenarios, you need to authenticate in to cloud services in … Continue reading Managed Service Identity for Azure Resources

Reset Forgotten Password or Create New Local Administrator in an Active Directory Domain Controller in a Virtual Machine on Azure

If you forget the password for a virtual machine on Azure, you can easily reset it or create a new local administrator account by using PowerShell quite easily like I described in one of my previous articles. But if that virtual machine happens to be an Active Directory Domain Controller (like it was for me) … Continue reading Reset Forgotten Password or Create New Local Administrator in an Active Directory Domain Controller in a Virtual Machine on Azure

Reset Local Administrator Password of an Azure Virtual Machine using Azure PowerShell

If you have a memory of a gold fish when it comes to passwords, like me you would definitely run in to the problem where you forget the password for a virtual machine you created on Azure. But luckily there is a quick way of resetting the Local Administrator Password for an Azure VM using … Continue reading Reset Local Administrator Password of an Azure Virtual Machine using Azure PowerShell

Configuring Just In Time VM Access for Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Security Center

Attackers are always on the lookout to gain access to virtual machines that are exposed to the outside world. They run brute force attacks that target commonly used management ports to gain access to the virtual machines. Once they do they can take control of the virtual machines and do what every they like to … Continue reading Configuring Just In Time VM Access for Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Security Center

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