Azure Managed Identities and Service Principals

Azure Managed Identities and Service Principals and talked about regularly, in this blog I will go into briefly which each is and the main difference between a managed identity and service principal. Keeping credentials safe and secure has always been…

Query Azure SQL Database using Service Principal with PowerShell

Looking to query Azure SQL SQL Database using Service Principal with PowerShell? Have a look at this blog post! Recently I had been asked to configure a script that can be used to query an Azure SQL Database table data…

Deploying Terraform from develop to production consecutively using Azure DevOps

In this blog post, I am going to be diving further into deploying Azure Resources with Terraform using Azure DevOps with a CI/CD perspective in mind. I am going to show how you can deploy a develop & production terraform…

Azure DevOps – 6 recommendations to help with securing your branches

Using Azure DevOps daily on a continuous basis but, have you thought about the security of your branches? In this blog post, I will give 6 recommendations to help you with securing your Azure DevOps branches! There is quite a…

Inspec-Azure in Azure DevOps Pipeline

I am going to show how you can run Inspec-Azure tests in an Azure DevOps Pipeline to test and validate your Azure Resources. In a previous blog post, I blogged Using Inspec-Azure to test your Azure Resources . In that blog…

Using Inspec-Azure to test your Azure Resources

Inspec-Azure is a resource pack provided by Chef that uses the Azure REST API, to allow you to write tests for resources that you have deployed in Microsoft Azure. These tests can be used to validate the Azures resources that…

“the input device is not a TTY” fix when running Docker in Azure DevOps

Attempting to run Docker in Azure DevOps and getting error "the input device is not a TTY"? In in this blog post, I will show you a simple fix used to resolve the issue I was having. When attempting to…

Network Security Group Rule Creation using Terraform

In this blog post I am going to create a set of Network Security Group rules in Terraform using the resource azurerm_network_security_rule and rather than copying this resource multiple times I will show how you can iterate over the same resource multiple times using for_each meta-argument in Terraform.

Prevent unexpected high Azure spending by setting Budgets and cost alerts in your subscription

Within this blog, I will show you how to Prevent unexpected high Azure spending by setting Budgets and Cost Alerts within your Azure Subscription. Within this setup, you will be looking at how to setup budgets for specific scopes within…