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BizTalk 2016 Relay Endpoint

In this post, I want to describe a hybrid integration scenario where a BizTalk 2016 service is exposed to Azure using a service bus relay. Note that the relay is not found under Service Bus, but under resource named Relays. This may be a point of confusion. First you will have to create a relay…

Azure AD Tokens and Claims

First let’s take a look at how tokens work in Azure AD. A client wants to call a service with validation taking place via Azure AD. The server redirects me to Azure AD. Here I log in with my username and password. Azure AD returns an access token(AT1) and a refresh token(RT) to the client…

AD On-Prem and Azure AD

Most often, people think Azure AD is just another copy of Active Directory in the cloud. Despite the similarity in names, this is actually not the case. Active Directory is a true directory service with a hierarchical structure. hierarchical structure is created using organizational units (OUs) and Group Policy Objects (GPOs). on-premises you can connect…

Azure B2B versus Azure B2C

Trying to get your head around Azure B2B versus Azure B2C. I found an excellent YouTube video by John Savill. Check it out: Azure B2B Is used in conjunction with Azure AD, no separate product. Is used to give business partners access to all resources that are linked to Azure Active Directory. This can be…

Deploy Logic App via Portal

Another quick gotcha. If you want to migrate a Logic App from Development to Accept and you don’t want to use Powershell/ARM or Visual Studio Team Services (DevOps), you can perform the following steps in the Azure Portal: Clone the Dev version of your Logic App and name it Acc_LogicApp (follow the correct naming convention).…

Logic App parameters in SQL

In a previous post, I explained how you can use Logic App parameters in ARM templates. This solution is quite complicated. You will have to parameterize your Logic Apps. At deployment, the parameters are substituted by actual values. But, If you lookup the logic app in the Azure Portal, you will notice that the value…

Deploy API Connection using ARM

Azure API Connections have a name and a display name. When you create a new API Connection via the Azure Portal, you are not able to specify the name of the API Connection. This name is actually used in Logic Apps however. Example: @parameters(‘$connections’)[‘sftp_1’][‘connectionId’] In this case sftp_1 is the name, not the display name.…