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Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

By : Kamil Mrzygłód
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Book Image

Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

5 (1)
By: Kamil Mrzygłód

Overview of this book

Microsoft Azure is currently one of the fastest growing public cloud service providers thanks to its sophisticated set of services for building fault-tolerant and scalable cloud-based applications. This second edition of Azure for Developers will take you on a journey through the various PaaS services available in Azure, including Azure App Service, Azure Functions, and Azure SQL Databases, showing you how to build a complete and reliable system with ease. Throughout the book, you’ll discover ways to enhance your skills when building cloud-based solutions leveraging different SQL/NoSQL databases, serverless and messaging components, containerized solutions, and even search engines such as Azure Cognitive Search. That’s not all!! The book also covers more advanced scenarios such as scalability best practices, serving static content with Azure CDN, and distributing loads with Azure Traffic Manager, Azure Application Gateway, and Azure Front Door. By the end of this Azure book, you’ll be able to build modern applications on the Azure cloud using the most popular and promising technologies to make your solutions reliable, stable, and efficient.
Table of Contents (32 chapters)
Part 1: PaaS and Containers
Part 2: Serverless and Reactive Architecture
Part 3: Storage, Messaging, and Monitoring
Part 4: Performance, Scalability, and Maintainability

Azure Service Bus security

As Azure Service Bus is described as an enterprise-level cloud service designed for integrating different services, there are serious expectations regarding the security features it offers. Besides shared access tokens, there are new features that allow much more flexible access management. 

The first option described will be Managed Identity (MI), which can be considered current state-of-the-art (SOTA) when developing solutions based on Microsoft Azure.


MI is a feature of Microsoft Azure cloud that eases authentication between services without storing credentials in your code. A whole description can be found in the link in the Further reading section. When it comes to using it with Azure Service Bus, there is no additional blade available—what you need is to just find an identity in the access control (IAM) blade, as illustrated in the following screenshot: