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Use basic authentication with Azure API Management

I developed the habit to unlock Azure App Services using so-called Gateway Services. As the name implies, Gateway Services are nothing more than gatekeepers. They have a fixed set of responsibilities: Give customers authorized access using basic authentication, store the posted entity in original format (Azure Storage tables for XML/Json, blobs for file attachments) and…

WCF Authenticate Preemptively

Normally when you send a request to a service that uses basic authenication, you will initially send a service request without authorization header. The service will respond with a Http 500 error and will send the client an authentication request. This all happens automatically. The client will send the service request again. This time an…