Author Archives: damienbod

Using encrypted access tokens in Azure with Microsoft.Identity.Web and Azure App registrations

This post shows how to use encrypted access tokens with Azure AD App registrations using Microsoft.Identity.Web. By using encrypted access tokens, only applications with access to the private key can decrypt the tokens. When using encrypted tokens, you can prevent access tokens data being used or read by such tools as https://jwt.ms or https://jwt.io and […]

Implement a full text search using Azure Cognitive Search in ASP.NET Core

This article shows how to implement a full text search in ASP.NET Core using Azure Cognitive Search. The search results are returned using paging and the search index can be created, deleted from an ASP.NET Core Razor Page UI. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AspNetCoreAzureSearch Posts in this series Implement a full text search using Azure Cognitive Search in […]

Using Key Vault certificates with Microsoft.Identity.Web and ASP.NET Core applications

This post shows how Azure Key Vault certificates can be used with Microsoft.Identity.Web in an ASP.NET Core application which requires a downstream “access_as_user” API. The Azure AD App Registrations requires a certificate instead of a client secret. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AzureADAuthRazorUiServiceApiCertificate Posts in this series Implement Azure AD Client credentials flow using Client Certificates for service APIs […]

Implement Azure AD Client credentials flow using Client Certificates for service APIs

This post shows how to implement an Azure client credential flows to access an API for a service-to-service connection. No user is involved in this flow. A client certificate (Private Key JWT authentication) is used to get the access token and the token is used to access the API which is then used and validated […]

Securing Azure Functions using Azure AD JWT Bearer token authentication for user access tokens

This post shows how to implement OAuth security for an Azure Function using user-access JWT Bearer tokens created using Azure AD and App registrations. A client web application implemented in ASP.NET Core is used to authenticate and the access token created for the identity is used to access the API implemented using Azure Functions. Microsoft.Identity.Web […]

Securing Azure Key Vault inside a VNET and using from an Azure Function

This post shows how an Azure Key Vault can be protected inside an Azure virtual network. The deployment is setup so that only applications in the same VNET can access the Key Vault. To implement this, the access to the Key Vault is restricted to the VNET and secondly, the applications accessing the Key Vault […]

Securing Azure Functions using an Azure Virtual Network

In this post, an Azure Function is deployed in a Azure Virtual Network and the access to the Azure Function is restricted so that it cannot be reach from the Internet. Only Applications deployed in the same VNET can access the Azure Functions. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AzureFunctionsSecurity Blogs in the series Securing Azure Functions using API Keys […]

Securing Azure Functions using certificate authentication

This article shows how to secure Azure Functions using X509 certificates. The client is required to send a specific certificate to access the Azure Function. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AzureFunctionsSecurity Blogs in the series Securing Azure Functions using API Keys Securing Azure Functions using Certificate authentication Securing Azure Functions using an Azure Virtual Network Securing Azure Key Vault […]

Using Digital Signatures to check integrity of cipher texts in ASP.NET Core Razor Pages

This post shows how digital signatures can be implemented to check the integrity of cipher texts in ASP.NET Core Razor Pages. The cipher texts are encrypted with AES symmetric encryption and the key and the IV required to decrypt the texts are encrypted with asymmetric encryption using RSA certificates with a key size of 3072. […]

Encrypting texts for an Identity in ASP.NET Core Razor Pages using AES and RSA

The article shows how encrypted texts can be created for specific users in an ASP.NET Core Razor page application. Symmetric encryption is used to encrypt the text or the payload. Asymmetric encryption is used to encrypt the AES key and the IV of the symmetric encryptions. Each ASP.NET Core Identity has an associated X509Certificate2 with […]