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The curious case of an Azure Application Gateway showing no metrics and logs
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Month: June 2020
24 Jun
2020

The curious case of an Azure Application Gateway showing no metrics and logs

  • 24 Jun, 2020
  • Alexandre Verkinderen
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This is the curious case of an Azure Application Gateway showing no metrics and logs at all. Even thought this was one of the main customer’s production Application Gateways we could see 0 requests in the metrics. Which was strange as behind the Application Gateway was an online webshop which served thousands of customers every day.

10 Jun
2020

Publish the new Azure API Management Service Developer Portal behind an Application Gateway

  • 10 Jun, 2020
  • Alexandre Verkinderen
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There are currently 2 developer portals for the Azure API Management service: a legacy portal and the new portal experience. We deployed our Azure APIM instance before the new portal was released so we were still running on the legacy portal. We are running our Azure APIM instance with custom domains on an internal vnet behind an application gateway with WAF and the default OWASP 3.0 rules enabled. This appeared to be a real challenge with the new developer portal.

07 Jun
2020

Setting an Azure AD group to Azure SQL Database with ARM templates

  • 07 Jun, 2020
  • Alexandre Verkinderen
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I was recently looking at a way to automatically set an Azure AD group as the SQL admin for our Azure SQL databases with ARM tempplates. We use SQL authentication and Azure AD authentication for our SQL databases. The password for the SQL admin gets generated randomly as part of our pipeline and stored in Keyvault. We also have a dedicated team of SQL DBAs who would need to connect to the deployed SQL resources using their Azure AD credentials. Technically it is possible as per this link to set an Azure AD group as the SQL admins but I could not find a good example on how to do this with ARM.