Tag Archives: key vault

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 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 […]

Using Key Vault and Managed Identities with Azure Functions

This article shows how Azure Key Vault could be used together with Azure Functions. The Azure Functions can use the system assigned identity to access the Key Vault. This needs to be configured in the Key Vault access policies using the service principal. By using the Microsoft.Azure.KeyVault and the Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.AzureKeyVault nuget packages, defining direct references […]

Create, Build, Deploy and Configure an Azure App Service with Azure DevOps and Azure CLI

This post shows how to create, build, deploy and configure an Azure App Service using Azure DevOps, Azure CLI and Powershell. An Azure Service is created in Azure using Azure DevOps with Azure CLI and Powershell. The Azure App Service is created and built using ASP.NET Core and Visual Studio. This solution is deployed to […]

Using Certificates from Azure Key Vault in ASP.NET Core

This post shows how you can create and use X509 certificates in Azure Key Vault. The certificates are created using Azure CLI and are used inside an ASP.NET Core application. Code: StsServerIdentity/Services/Certificate Setup using Azure CLI Azure CLI can be used to setup the Azure Key Vault and also create certificates for an existing Key […]

Create, Build, Deploy and Configure an Azure Function with Azure DevOps and Azure CLI

This post shows how to create, build, deploy and configure an Azure Function using Azure DevOps, Azure CLI and Powershell. An Azure Function is created in Azure using Azure DevOps with Azure CLI and Powershell. The Azure Function (V3) project is created and built using Visual Studio and C#. This project is deployed to the […]

Use Azure Key Vault for Secrets in Azure DevOps Pipelines

This blog shows how Azure Key Vault can be used in an Azure DevOps Pipeline build. By using Azure Key Vault to handle all your secrets or certificates, no secrets need to be saved to code, files, or other storage for the initial secrets required in a solution. Setup the Build Key Vault An Azure […]

Create Azure Infrastructure with Azure DevOps and Azure CLI Powershell scripts

In Azure DevOps, Pipelines can be used to create Azure infrastructure using Azure CLI and Powershell. This blog shows how to create a simple resource group in Azure using Azure DevOps Pipelines. Create the Azure DevOps Pipeline To get started, create a new Pipeline in your Azure DevOps project which references a git repository with […]

Using Azure Key Vault from a non-Azure App

In this article, I show how Azure Key Vault can be used with a non Azure application. An example of this, is a console application used for data migrations, or data seeding during release pipelines. This app could then read the secret connection strings from the Key Vault, and then do the app logic as […]

Deploying ASP.NET Core App Services using Azure Key Vault and Azure Resource Manager templates

This article shows how to create an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template which uses an Azure Key Vault. The ARM template is used to deploy an ASP.NET Core application as an Azure App Service. By using an Azure Resource Group project, the secret app settings can be fetched from the Azure Key Vault during deployment, […]