We looked at Azure Functions. We also looked at security around Azure Function used to implement APIs. Something people will quickly notice when implementing an Webhook / API function is that its URL or route is always prepended by /api. For instance, if we create a webhook function in C# and we setup the route … More How to get rid of /api in Azure Function’s route?
Let’s consider security with APIs, i.e how to securely identify the caller. There are two authentication methods quite popular in the cloud to secure APIs: Key-based access OAuth, or token-based access in general Let’s compare them. Key-Based By key-based we mean an authentication scheme where we do pass a key to the API request. That … More Security with API: OAuth, token-based access vs key-based access
In a past article, we looked at Serverless compute in Azure in general and Azure Functions specifically. In this article we wanted to focus on Azure Function triggered by HTTP requests and the different options we have to authenticate: Anonymous Function Admin System User Those are called Authorization Levels. For each function in a function … More Azure Functions HTTP – Authorization Levels
I’ve had a few requests to explain how to use the Nuget WordPress REST API beyond authentication. In order to do this, I added a Demo App under source control. The Nuget package source code is available at http://wordpressrestapi.codeplex.com/ and if you download the code, you’ll see there are 3 projects: WordPressRestApi: essentially the Nuget … More Nuget WordPress REST API – Demo App
I did refactor the tags of my blog this week end! I display the tags (as a word cloud) on the right-hand side of my pages. The tags grew organically since I started blogging in 2010. As with many things that grow organically, it got out of hand with time. First the technological space I … More Refactoring Tags in WordPress Blog
Scenario: you have a web & mobile front-end, both using a REST API as a back-end. You want to secure that back-end with authentication / authorization. How do you do that in Azure? There are obviously a bunch of ways to do that. In this post, I’ll discuss the recommended approach: using Azure Active Directory. … More Securing REST API using Azure Active Directory
If you had any doubts about the increased pace in IT innovation, look at Docker Containers. The project was open sources in March 2013 as a container technology for Linux and 1.5 years later, in Octobre 2014, Microsoft announced they were integrating that technology on Windows Server 2016! That’s 1.5 years from toe in the … More Docker Containers on Windows Server