Building Apps in Azure with only Scripting Skills – Global Azure Bootcamp 2019

Today (27 April 2019) is Global Azure Bootcamp day. It is the 6th year for the free event that is run in communities all over the world to teach Azure Cloud technologies. This year is my second. Last year I presented on Creating the Internet of YOUR Things and today I’m presenting Building Apps in Azure with only Scripting Skills.… keep reading

Winner: Microsoft Graph Security Hackathon

Recently I entered my second Hackathon. My submission was my first ever Web Application for the Devpost / Microsoft Graph Security Hackathon. This morning (Australian time) the winners were announced and ……. I WON.

To say I’m thrilled and honoured would be an understatement as the hackathon was judged by the esteemed Ann Johnson, Scott Hanselman, Troy Hunt, Rick Howard, Mark Russinovich and Olli Vanhoja.… keep reading

Azure AD/Active Directory User Security Evaluation Reporter

During December 2018 – February 2019 Microsoft have run an online Microsoft Graph Security Hackathon on Devpost.

The criteria of the hackathon was;

  • Build or update a functioning Microsoft Graph-powered solution that leverages the Microsoft Graph Security API

Following the announcement of the Hackathon I was encouraged by Kloud management to enter. … keep reading

How to quickly copy an Azure Web App between Azure Tenants using ‘Zip Push Deploy’

In the last couple of weeks I’ve had to copy a bunch of Azure WebApps and Functions from one Azure Tenant to another. I hadn’t had to do this for a while and went looking for the quickest and easiest way to accomplish it.… keep reading

Enabling and using Managed Service Identity to access an Azure Key Vault with Azure PowerShell Functions

Managed Service Identity Endpoint

Introduction

At the end of last week (14 Sept 2017) Microsoft announced a new Azure Active Directory feature – Managed Service Identity. Managed Service Identity helps solve the chicken and egg bootstrap problem of needing credentials to connect to the Azure Key Vault to retrieve credentials.… keep reading

Display Microsoft Identity Manager Sync Engine Statistics in the MIM Portal

Introduction

In the Microsoft / Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Service Manager under Tools we have a Statistics Report. This gives a break down of each of the Management Agents and the Connectors on each MA.

I had a recent requirement to expose this information for a customer but I didn’t want them to have to connect to the Synchronization Server (and be given the permissions to allow them to).… keep reading

Creating an AzureAD WebApp using PowerShell to leverage Certificate Based Authentication

Introduction

Previously I’ve posted about using PowerShell to access the Microsoft AzureAD/Graph API in a number of different ways. Two such examples I’ve listed below. The first uses a Username and Password method for Authentication, whilst the second uses a registered application and therefore ClientID and Client Secret.… keep reading

How to build and deploy an Azure NodeJS WebApp using Visual Studio Code

Update April 2019  The presentation in this post 
updates the later section of this post whereby you 
can easily publish your app to Azure without needing 
to do all the manual FTP steps.

Introduction

This week I had the need to build a small web application with a reasonably simple front end that will later be integrated inside a Portal.… keep reading

Leveraging the Microsoft Graph API with PowerShell and OAuth 2.0

Background

Microsoft Graph is the evolvement of API’s into Microsoft Cloud Services. For me not being a developer, a key difference is interacting with with Graph API using OAuth 2.0 via PowerShell. Through a number of my previous posts I’ve interacted with the Graph API using client libraries such as the Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory library.… keep reading