Flow is a SaaS application, while Logic Apps are a PaaS application. Logic Apps, unlike Flow, can be developed in Visual Studio. From there you can create build and release pipelines for CI/CD via DevOps. You also need to realize that Flows are linked to Sharepoint lists or libraries. That means: no reuse, but rebuild per list/library.
Zapier is an automation tool that let’s you create workflows between your apps and services. I used Zapier to collect client reviews for the Van Gogh Museum from Facebook, Google and TripAdvisor. All these reviews are added to a single platform, the so-called ReviewTracker Platform. ReviewTracker created both a trigger and an action for Zapier. That’s why clients can use ReviewTracker from Zapier, once they are signed up
Parameterizing a Logic App can be a tedious exercise. This is why Jeff Hollan created the LogicApp Template Creator. First you will have to download the zip file from GitHub. Next you will have to extract it to a folder of your choice. For example: D:\LogicAppTemplateCreator\ The Logic App Template creator assumes you have deployed…
When securing webservices that are exposed to external clients, you can use basic authentication, client certificates or Azure Active Directory B2C. In this post, I focus on the use of client certificates and describe the inbound policies we can use.
If you want to subscribe a guest user to Azure API Management, change text common in the signin url of the API Management Developer Portal into the domain name of your Azure Active Directory tenant.
Let’s say you create an Azure Web App using ASP.Net Core 2.2 and you want to show the Swagger page when someone calls the REST service via the base URL. There’s just two easy steps to do that.
For a client I had to implement cookie authentication to call a REST service for retrieving boiler statistics that were gathered in the context of an IoT solution. I had to call a login page unattended, retrieve the cookie and pass that to a GET call. I used an Azure Function to implement this scenario.
My job was actually to create an OpenAPI definition for the service (aka Swagger file) and create a stub service to have a testable endpoint on short notice. Maybe it’s not entirely correct to talk about contract-first, but hoepfully it will guide you in the right direction.
Troubleshooting a .Net Core 2.2 Web App that can be run in Azure. I had to add a web.config file and changed the build action of the ProductService.xml file.
When using an old version of Azure Functions, you might run into an issue like “The WebHook verification request must contain a ‘code’ query parameter”. This means you can’t call the functionsfrom your logic app anymore. Upgrade to the latest version of Azure Functions and redeploy your logic apps. I’m not entirely sure, but things should work again.