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Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook, - Second Edition

By : Praveen Kumar Sreeram, Jason Marston
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Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook, - Second Edition

By: Praveen Kumar Sreeram, Jason Marston

Overview of this book

Microsoft provides a solution for easily running small segments of code in the cloud with Azure Functions. The second edition of Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook starts with intermediate-level recipes on serverless computing along with some use cases demonstrating the benefits and key features of Azure Functions. You’ll explore the core aspects of Azure Functions, such as the services it provides, how you can develop and write Azure Functions, and how to monitor and troubleshoot them. As you make your way through the chapters, you’ll get practical recipes on integrating DevOps with Azure Functions, and providing continuous integration and continuous deployment with Azure DevOps. This book also provides hands-on, step-by-step tutorials based on real-world serverless use cases to guide you through configuring and setting up your serverless environments with ease. You will also learn how to build solutions for complex, real-world, workflow-based scenarios quickly and with minimal code using Durable Functions. In the concluding chapters, you will ensure enterprise-level security within your serverless environment. The most common tips and tricks that you need to be aware of when working with Azure Functions on production environments will also be covered in this book. By the end of this book, you will have all the skills required for working with serverless code architecture, providing continuous delivery to your users.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Securely accessing SQL Database from Azure Functions using Managed Service Identity

In one of our recipes, Azure SQL Database interactions using Azure Functions, from Chapter 3, Seamless Integration of Azure Functions with Azure Services, we learned how to access a SQL Database and its objects from Azure Functions by providing the connection string (username and password).

Let's say that, for some reason, you change the password to an account, meaning that any applications using that account wouldn't be able to gain access. As a developer, wouldn't it be good if there was a facility where you didn't need to worry about the credentials and, instead, the framework took care of authentication? In this recipe, we will learn how to access a SQL Database from an Azure Function without providing a user ID or password by using a feature called Managed Service Identity...