Edi Wang

Azure Developer, Microsoft MVP

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How to Get Access Token for Azure REST APIs in .NET

I am recently working on a project that requires front-end to call Azure REST APIs. Microsoft document describes how to get Access Token in postman via Jon Gallant's blog post. However, placing secret keys in front-end is very dangerous. In my project, I have to get the Access Token from server side in .NET. Let's see how to do it. …

Azure Azure AD

Log User Identity Information to Azure Application Insights

Azure Application Insights is a very powerful APM tool for monitoring web applications. However, not all features that we sometimes require come out of the box. I now have an ASP.NET Core Web API application that uses JWT authentication. I would like to log user's identity when there is a failed request. Let's see how to do it. …

Azure Application Insight

Upload File with Progress from Browser to Azure Blob Storage

Recently I am working on an internal OA system for a small company. One of their business requirement is for the users to upload attachments when creating a ticket. Azure Blob Storage is ideal for this scenario. However, the attachments are sized from a few KB to hundreds of MB, so it is necessary to show a progress bar when user upload the files. Let's see how can we easily do it with Azure. …

Azure Azure Blob Storage

Identify Users from Different Countries and Regions for Websites on Azure

For websites that need to display different content for users in different countries and regions, we usually identify the user's location based on the IP address. It means we have to write our own code, purchasing and maintaining an IP database, or using a third-party IP data service, it will take huge efforts. How to quickly do it without purchasing an IP database and write a lot of code? …

Azure Front Door

Hosting Static HTML Website with Azure Static Web Apps

When I choose free static website hosting plans, I would use GitHub pages in the past. But now, since the GA of Azure Static Web Apps (SWA), I now have another free of charge option. I've tried to host a few pure HTML/JS website as well as .NET Blazor WASM applications with Azure Static Web Apps. In this post, I'll share how to create a static website by SWA. …

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How to Prevent Access to App Service Url Behind Azure Front Door

In my previous posts, I have introduced usage of Azure Front Door. However, when we finish setting up the front door and bind our domain to the front door, users can still access the App Service URL. In this post, I'll introduce how to prevent access to our App Service when using Azure Front Door. Problem For example, my blog is binding https://edi.wang to my front door, I have 2 App Services …

Azure App Service Front Door

Setup Cat Live Streaming on Microsoft Azure

Cats are very helpful for programming. But when we are not at home, how can we remotely watch the cat and let our friends watch it together? With Azure, this problem will be solved! Live broadcast equipment and software USB Camera In terms of hardware, we only need an ordinary USB camera. It is recommended to use a camera with auto focus and resolution above 1080p. The image sensor of the camera …

Azure Media Service

How to Enable Application Request Routing on Azure App Service

We typically use Application Request Routing (ARR) module to host a reverse proxy on IIS. Azure App Service is also using IIS as it's gateway, which should work for reverse proxy, but it won't work by default. Let's see how can we enable ARR on Azure App Service. The Experiment I have https://dropdatabase.run/ domain, and I want to reverse proxy https://996.icu/ under https://dropdatabase.run/996. …

IIS Azure App Service

Load Balancing My Blog on Azure

In order to improve the page loading speed of my blog for US users, I deployed an App Service in West US region on Azure some time ago. Now I have 2 servers running my blog, East Asia and West US. In this post, I'm going to illustrate how to use Azure to load balancing these servers, so that users can get access to the closest server for their regions. Adding Identifier Tags Since the codes …

Azure App Service Front Door

How to Quickly Fix Dashboard After Moving Resources in Azure

Azure users often need to move resources to another resource group or subscription because they are not rich enough. After the move is completed, the corresponding Dashboard components will become invalid. Usually, we need to delete and rebuild these dashboard cards one by one. Is there a quick and accurate way to repair Dashboard in one step? Moving resources Take my blog as an example, I moved …

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