Warming up your WCF Service on an Azure Cloud Service

You might remember me writing on how to warm up your App Service instances when moving between slots. The use of the applicationInitialization-element is implemented on nearly every IIS webserver nowadays and works great, until it doesn't. I've been working on a project which has been designed, as I'd like to call it, a distributed monolith. To give you an oversimplified overview, here's what we have. First off we have a single page web application which communicates directly to an ASP. Read more →

Setting up an Azure Active Directory application to retrieve Let's Encrypt certificates

So you might remember me posting about using the Let's Encrypt site extension for Azure App Services, called Azure Let's Encrypt, created by SJKP. This has quite well for over a year now and even works for Function Apps. However, last month I got notified my SSL certificate was expired on one of my sites. Strange, as an automated job should just handle this for me. I thought the job probably didn't execute because of some glitch in the matrix. Read more →

Loading certificates with Azure Functions

Using certificates to secure, sign and validate information has become a common practice in the past couple of years. Therefore, it makes sense to use them in combination with Azure Functions as well. As Azure Functions are hosted on top of an Azure App Service this is quite possible, but you do have to configure something before you can start using certificates. Adding your certificate to the Function App Let's just start at the beginning, in case you are wondering on how to add these certificates to your Function App. Read more →

Enable SSL for your Azure Functions

You might remember me writing a post on how you can set up your site with SSL while using Let's Encrypt and Azure App Services. Well, as it goes, the same post applies for Azure Functions. You just have to do some extra work for it, but it's not very hard. Simon Pedersen, the author of the Azure Let's Encrypt site extension, has done some work in explaining the steps on his GitHub wiki page. Read more →

Setting up your site with SSL and Let's Encrypt on Azure App Services

It has become increasingly important to have your site secured via some kind of certificate. Even your Google ranking is affected by it. The main problem with SSL/TLS certificates is the fact most of them cost money. Now, I don't have any problem with paying some money for something like a certificate, but it will cost quite a lot if I want to set this up for all of my sites & domains. Read more →