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  1. Introduction Azure Application Gateway provides a powerful solution for load balancing, SSL termination, and URL-based routing. In this blog post, we will discuss a common scenario where we need to forward traffic to two different Azure API Management instances based on the incoming URL, distinguishing between non-production and production environments. Problem Statement Consider a scenario where you have two separate instances of Azure API Management (Sku: any non consumption tier): one for non-production/testing (nonprod) and the other for production (prod).

    Azure App Gateway API Management URL Rewrite Config

  2. Context The requirement here is to be able to add dynamic menu items to a MAUI app. The use case chosen here is of selection of a font from a list of fonts installed on the machine. The list of fonts is shows under a menu item in the menu bar. More on menu bar from the Microsoft documentation Approach Step 1: Mark up The component to be used here is the MenuBarItem.

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  3. Context Powerapps Portal gives a quick and easy way to build public facing websites. Data in the portal is mostly fetched from Microsoft Dataverse using Powerplatform FetchXML or the portal’s Web API. These operations are secured using portal’s application session, as explained here. Often there are requirements to consume an externally hosted API, in this particular example an API hosted in Azure behind an API Management. With Javascript the only option to trigger an API, implementing a secret based authentication is out of scope.

    PowerPlatform Azure APIM Powerapps Portal Security OAuth

  4. Context While most of the application integration patterns are moving towards real-time, near-real-time and stream based solutions, there are still requirement to have batch file based data movement. These requirements are often for reporting or data warehousing scenario or while integrating with a legacy system. While there are many products that help setup SFTP server, Azure was missing a SaaS offering for hosted SFTP server, like Amazon’s AWS Transfer on top of S3.

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  5. Introduction APIs have become so popular that almost all websites and applications rely on APIs to get data from server. Often user impersonation is used to authenticate as well as authorize access to the resource exposed by an API, but there are also use cases where application itself needs data from an API for functioning. Currently the most used authentication mechanism is OAuth, where identity management is performed by a third provider and both the client and resource server trusts this identity provider.

    Azure Security API Management Authentication

  6. Recently I had a requirement to make a copy of a Function App from the production version to support a POC implementation of an solution upgrade. One option was to deploy the Release branch which had the version same as in PROD (we already made updates to that function app post release, so DEV was already a lot of commits ahead). The challenge with this approach was, since we did not had a hotfix release, there were no Pipelines setup for Release branch.

    Azure .Net Azure Function Azure Portal Azure CLI

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