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API App Routing

This webpost is more of a ‘back to basics’, but sometimes it’s good to consciously consider behavior that has turned into a routine. In this case I want to talk about routing. To route web service requests (read: web address entered in the browser) to the correct controller and method, we use a so-called routing…

SOAP Pass-Through via a Logic App

Calling a SOAP service via a Logic App starts by creating a Logic Apps Custom Connector. Note: You first have to create the Custom Connector. As a second step, you can add the Custom Connector to a logic app. I will use the same AFAs case as in the previous post. Below you will see the overview…

SOAP Pass-Through via API Management

Before diving into the solution, I will first explain the problem statement at hand. I wanted to call the AFAS OnLine SOAP Service to get employee data. First I started in SOAPUI. I could call the service both via SOAP 1.1 and SOAP 1.2: Address: https://99999.afasonlineconnector.nl/profitservices/appconnectorget.asmx?WSDL (with 99999 replaced by a customer specific access code)…

Fileshare on Azure File Storage

You can create a file share of max 5TB in Azure Storage. It’s meant to replace or supplement on-premise file servers. See: Microsoft Link. To access the file share you will need Azure storage Account name and key. You can also generate a Shared Access Signature (SAS) with limited rights and expiry date, but SAS…

Deploy Service on API Management

My colleague Eldert Grootenboer has written an excellent series of blog posts on deploying Azure API Management via Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). This is a short summary. API Management can be deployed in three steps. Create API Management instance via ARM deployment. Create users, groups and products via ARM deployment. Create virtual service that you…

Http 500 Service could not be activated

I’d like to share the solution to an issue that I’ve been searching for almost a day. I had a working logic app that suddenly returned the following error: The requested service, ‘https://…/Service.svc’ could not be activated. See the server’s diagnostic trace logs for more information. The information on the server error was very scarce.…

No Remote Desktop after Windows Update

This morning I experienced an unusual problem when setting up a remote desktop connection to my Azure VM. It turned out that the problem was caused by a Windows10 security update KB4103727. You will have to uninstall this update, because it’s too restrictive. I received the error below: Steps to resolve the issue: On the…