User Groups in Azure API Management

In Azure API Management, there are 3 built-in groups: Administrators, Developers and Guests. These groups are meant for the developer portal to do the authorization for developer accounts. Based on...
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Using SQL Always Encrypted with Entity Framework

I created some sample code to demonstrate how to use SQL Always Encrypted with Entity Framework. The sample assumed the SQL Always Encrypted is configured with Azure Key Vault, and a Service...
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Azure Storage Static Website and Application Gateway Integration

When talking about the custom domain name and SSL for the Azure Storage Static website, ms docs mentioned about using Azure CDN to achieve it. Besides Azure CDN, another option is to use an...
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Use Markdown in Outlook

When I composed emails in Outlook and wanted to include some URL links or code snippets in the email body, I had to click multiple times or adjusted the style of the email body. It was not very...
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Implement a Snowflake Id Service with Azure Functions

The snowflake id from twitter is a popular solution for the generation of the distributed ids. It is easy to understand and to implement. There are many implementations in different languages that...
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WCF on App Service – Is client certificate authentication possible?

In WCF services, the client certificate authentication, or in WCF term the transport security with certificate authentication, is one of the common ways for authentication. Both of the...
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Deploy Drupal on Azure VMSS with Ansible

To run Drupal in Azure, we have three options for the infrastructure at the moments, VMs, VMSS and AKS. VMs could be the most straight forward way if you migrate Drupal from on-prem servers. VMSS...
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My Docs Site

Sometimes when I want to write some technical posts or articles, I cannot find a proper place to post them. I know I can post them on this blog and I have been doing it all the time. But sometimes...
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sttf-url-generator — A Chrome/Edge Extension

In the past few days, I created a small Chrome/Edge extension, sttf-url-generator, and published it to both Chrome web store and Edge Add-ons. What this extension does is merely the user sharing use...
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Node Allocatable in AKS

Kubernetes' Node Allocatable feature allows the cluster to reserve the resources of node for system daemons of OS and Kubernetes itself. For example, when I ran kubectl describe node for a node in...
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