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Solution Architecture with .NET

By : Jamil Hallal
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Solution Architecture with .NET

By: Jamil Hallal

Overview of this book

Understanding solution architecture is a must to build and integrate robust systems to meet your client’s needs. This makes it crucial for a professional .NET software engineer to learn the key skills of a .NET solution architect to create a unique digital journey and build solutions for a wide range of industries, from strategy and design to implementation. With this handbook, developers working with the .NET technology will be able to put their knowledge to work. The book takes a hands-on approach to help you become an effective solution architect. You’ll start by learning the principles of the software development life cycle (SDLC), the roles and responsibilities of a .NET solution architect, and what makes a great .NET solution architect. As you make progress through the chapters, you’ll understand the principles of solution architecture and how to design a solution, and explore designing layers and microservices. You'll complete your learning journey by uncovering modern design patterns and techniques for designing and building digital solutions. By the end of this book, you'll have learned how to architect your modern web solutions with ASP.NET Core and Microsoft Azure and be ready to automate your development life cycle with Azure DevOps.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Understanding the Responsibilities of a Solution Architect
Section 2: Designing a Solution Architecture
Section 3: Architecting Modern Web Solutions with DevOps Solutions

Protecting web apps and APIs hosted on Azure

In this section, we will highlight some security recommendations to bear in mind if you are hosting your web application or your web API on Azure, as follows:

  • Consider enabling Azure Defender to protect your app service.
  • Always run the integrated vulnerability assessment scanner available in Azure Defender for SQL servers to extend the protection of SQL servers along with stored databases.
  • You can keep your app service up to date by using the latest versions of supported platforms, frameworks, and protocols.
  • Disable anonymous access to the blob storage to protect uploaded files. You can enable anonymous access to specific folders if needed.
  • Enforce the usage of the SSL/TLS protocol to provide a secure connection.
  • Always use File Transfer Protocol Secure (FTPS) instead of the regular FTP to deploy your files and disable the FTP protocol if you are not using it.
  • Consider using environment variables to store...