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

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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

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

Continuous Code Quality with SonarQube: #1 Installing and Configuring SonarQube using Azure Virtual Machine & Azure SQL

SonarQube a product by SonarSource, is an open source platform that can be used to manager source code quality for development teams. SonarQube is a great product that you can integrate with your existing build pipelines to analyze your code base and find bugs, vulnerabilities, code smells and manage the technical debt of your source … Continue reading Continuous Code Quality with SonarQube: #1 Installing and Configuring SonarQube using Azure Virtual Machine & Azure SQL