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

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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

Creating and Configuring Azure DNS Resource and Setting Up a Custom Domain Name for Azure App Service Web App

What is Azure DNS? Azure DNS is a hosting service for DNS domains and provides name resolution. It’s using Azure infrastructure to provide name resolution services and it provides many benefits including seamless integration in to your other Azure Services, ease of management, Security, Reliability and Performance. You can learn more about Azure DNS from … Continue reading Creating and Configuring Azure DNS Resource and Setting Up a Custom Domain Name for Azure App Service Web App

Validating Azure Resource Manager Templates in Your Build Pipeline on Visual Studio Team Services

Azure Resource Manager Templates is great way of including Infrastructure as Code in to your development practices. ARM Templates can be used to manage your resources on Azure and in some cases, manage configuration as well. When your infrastructure becomes more complex, your ARM Templates will also become larger and complex. And you should treat … Continue reading Validating Azure Resource Manager Templates in Your Build Pipeline on Visual Studio Team Services

Deploying a Web Application from Source Control Alongside Azure Resources using ARM Templates

In this short article I describe a way of deploying a web application in to an Azure App Service Web App alongside the Web App resource itself using Azure Resource Manager templates. First create a new Azure Resource Group project using Visual Studio. Give the project a name and select a location for the project. … Continue reading Deploying a Web Application from Source Control Alongside Azure Resources using ARM Templates

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

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