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Azure Application Architecture : Web-Queue-Worker

The center of a web-queue-worker architecture is based on the web front-end. The web front-end communicates with the worker using a messaging queue system. The worker is optional. If the application need to perform resource-intensive tasks, long-running workflows, or batch jobs then a worker is needed. Any long-running work is done asynchronously by the worker. The worker can be triggered […]

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Azure Application Architecture : N-tier

The n-tier (multi-tier) architecture is the traditional three-tier application separate with layers of services that has is own responsibility. It can be a logical or physical layers. The typical layers are the presentation (web), a middle tier (application/business) and the data layer (database). You can add any extra layers depending on the needs of the application or it could also […]

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Create a S2S VPN connection using RRAS 2016 between Azure and an on-premise network

A Site-to-Site VPN gateway connection is used to connect your on-premises network to an Azure virtual network over an IPsec/IKE (IKEv1 or IKEv2) VPN tunnel. This type of connection requires a VPN device located on-premises that has an externally facing public IP address assigned to it. The communication between your on-premises VPN device and an Azure VPN gateway is sent […]

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AAD – Using Managed Service Identity (MSI) with Azure App Service and Azure SQL Database

Managed Identity Service is a useful feature to implement for the cloud applications you plan to develop in Azure. You can use this identity to authenticate to any service that supports Azure AD authentication without having any credentials in your code. The credentials never appear in the code or in the source control. It works by defining a service principal ID […]

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AAD – Smart Lockout (SL)

Azure AD Smart Lockout (SL) is a machine intelligence algorithm create to be able to distinguish between genuine users and attackers. It can recognize sign-in coming from valid users and threat them differently than ones of attackers and other unknown sources. The factors include past sign-in behaviour, user’s devices and browsers. By default, smart lockout locks the account from sign-in attempts […]

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Azure AD Connect – How to extend your Active Directory Domain to Azure AD ? Part 3 | Federation

What is exactly a federated solution ? It enables applications to redirect to Azure AD for user authentication instead of prompting for its own password. Federated single sign-on is supported for applications that support protocols such as SAML 2.0, WS-Federation, or OpenID Connect, and is the richest mode of single sign-on. It implements an authentication mechanism that can use federated […]

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Introduction to Windows Hello

Windows Hello Business With Windows 10 only, Hello for Business replaces passwords with strong two-factor authentication on PCs and mobile devices. This authentication consists of a new type of user credential that is tied to a device and uses a biometric or PIN. Windows Hello addresses the following problems with passwords: Strong passwords can be difficult to remember, and users […]

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Introduction to Seamless SSO

Password Hash Synchronization or pass-through authentification allow users to use same user name and password to log in to cloud applications but this is not a “Seamless” access. Even they are using same user name and password, when log in to Azure workloads it will prompt for password. Azure AD Seamless SSO automatically signs users in when they are on […]

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Introduction to Azure AD Connect

Azure AD Connect Azure AD Connect is the tool you install on your on-premise server to integrate your on-premises directories with Azure AD. In addition to directory synchronization, Azure AD Connect provides a wizard-driven experience with two modes Express or Customized for configuring your Azure AD authentication settings and other features.   Features Filtering is used when you want to limit which […]

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