Creating a WordPress Site Using Azure WebApp & MySQL

Want to start blogging? Lets create a simple WordPress site hosted on a WebApp along with a MySQL DB With a few Azure CLI commands you will have the basics up and running, pretty cool - eh? Secondly, the configuration is totally stateless as you will be configuring both an Azure WebApp and Azure Database … Continue reading Creating a WordPress Site Using Azure WebApp & MySQL

Microsoft Azure Exam AZ-302 Study Notes

This exam is a transition for those who already passed AZ-535. AZ-302: Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect certification transition is is based on both AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies & AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architecture Design. The exam is very in-depth and covers the topics: Determine Workload Requirements (15-20%)Design and Identity Security (5-10%)Design a Business Continuity Strategy … Continue reading Microsoft Azure Exam AZ-302 Study Notes

Azure Slack Channels

I've made a list of Slack channels that I am currently part of that are Microsoft Azure related! Always a great way for open discussions and sharing information! Ask an Azure Architect Slack - "We created this slack channel in an effort to foster a community, old and new, of users, customers, partners and … Continue reading Azure Slack Channels

Securing your secrets using Azure Key Vault and Virtual Machine Managed Identity

In my previous blog I gave an overview of Azure Managed Identity, specifically around virtual machines and managed identities. In this, I will be detailing the process of implementing a secure use of Key Vault with this virtual machine and how Identity Management can be used to retrieve secrets. There are two types of managed … Continue reading Securing your secrets using Azure Key Vault and Virtual Machine Managed Identity

Enabling Microsoft Antimalware User Interface in Azure

Installed the IaaSAntimalware "Microsoft Antimalware" extension and trying to access the User Interface within your RDP session and getting this restriction error? Run the below PowerShell snippet: cd 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client' .\ConfigSecurityPolicy.exe .\CleanUpPolicy.xml You can now open System Centre Endpoint Protection

Azure Managed Identities

Keeping credentials safe and secure has always been a priority, even more so when in the cloud – quite a potential challenge this can be within your application, virtual machine or requirements to authenticate to additional cloud services Within Microsoft Azure, using managed identities is one of the security precautions can assist you with the … Continue reading Azure Managed Identities

Azure Action Groups – What are they?

Action Groups within Azure are a group of notification preferences and/or actions which are used by both Azure Monitor and service alerts. They can be defined in various ways depending on the environment you are working on, whether one action group is used for all alerts or action groups are split into different alerting scenarios. … Continue reading Azure Action Groups – What are they?