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Laravel – Adding Azure Blob Storage

Introduction Recently I decided to deploy a Laravel site so that customers can upload large files privately and securely. Similar to Dropbox but without its bells and whistles. I did not want to share access keys or other secrets. I… Continue Reading →

Azure – OpenID Connect JSON Web Key Set

Introduction For a new project, I must validate Azure Access Tokens in PHP. This requires obtaining the public key to validate the JWT signature. This article shows the process of working with the Azure OpenID Connect Metadata Document to obtain… Continue Reading →

Azure – Setting up a Development Environment for Python

Introduction This article demonstrates how to set up a Windows development system with Python and the Azure SDK for Python. After my article, Azure – Lock a VM to Prevent Deletion, I wrote the Azure CLI equivalent commands in Python…. Continue Reading →

Azure – Update Network Security Group Rule with my IP Address

Introduction In Azure, I have security group rules that allow access to everything from my public IP address. I have a rule for the office and another for home. For sensitive ports such as SSH and RDP, similar rules are… Continue Reading →

Azure – Lock a VM to Prevent Deletion

Introduction You are busy developing. It is late at night. You decide to delete one of your test virtual machines and recreate it to validate your deployment procedure. You log into the Azure Portal, select a virtual machine and click… Continue Reading →

Azure – Recovering from UFW firewall lockout – Ubuntu

Introduction You have a Ubuntu instance running in an Azure Virtual Machine. You connect to this instance via SSH. One day you decide to enable the UFW firewall and your SSH connection drops. You cannot reconnect. Problem Enabling the UFW… Continue Reading →

Microsoft Security Certifications – New Year’s Resolution

Introduction I am working on two new security certifications for my new year’s resolution. My specialties include security, identity, access management, and networking with a focus on hybrid and multi-cloud. For the first quarter, I plan to prepare for and… Continue Reading →

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