Azure Certificate courses.
You can take certification exams with Pearson VUE in person at an Authorized Test Center or online in the comfort of your home or office while being monitored by an offsite proctor .
- Azure Storage connection string – You’ll need one for the extension to store state.
- App Service Hosting Plan and App Service Resource Group Name – Ideally your “plan” (the VM your site runs on) and your site are in the same Resource Group (a resource group is just a name for a pile of stuff)
- Service Principal Client/Application ID – This is like an account that the Site Extension will run as to do its job. It’s an “on behalf of” delegate that will automate the changes Azure Certificate to your site. You might see “client id” or “application id,” they are the same thing.
- Service Principal Client Secret – You’ll make a new Key in your Service Principal. I called mine “login” but it doesn’t matter, then some value like a generated password (also doesn’t matter) and then hit Save. You’ll then get a long hashed value – THAT is your Client Secret. Save it, you’ll never see it again and you can’t get it back.
With data breaches becoming ever more common, it is vital applications are made as secure as possible. One major area where security is often lax is the web.config file. Usually stored in plain text, an intruder who gains access to this file can then easily access databases and other resources both internal and external.
It wasn’t always this way. When .NET was first created, most applications were running within a single Windows domain. Usually the web.config file didn’t need to store passwords; database access rights were directly granted to the user account the application was running under.
With modern applications, this is no longer an option. In this modern world of distributed systems, databases and Azure Certificate other resources are often running outside of the Windows domain and may not even be controlled by the same company. In this climate, the right storage of passwords, application tokens, and other system-level identifiers is essential.