Getting Started with BYOK in Azure Storage - Encrypt data at rest with your own encryption keys

Getting Started with BYOK in Azure Storage - Encrypt data at rest with your own encryption keys

Many people are using the offerings in Microsoft Azure and hold their data in some type of storage containers. In Azure, this can come in the form of an Azure Storage Account, which this article is focusing on.I'll discuss and walk through how to BYOK (Bring Your Own Keys) to your Azure Storage Accounts, and use a Key Vault to point to the encryption keys that you own yourself.Link tip: Bring Your Own Encryption (Wikipedia)Link tip: Pricing and Restrictions for BYOK in Azure (Microsoft Docs)Link tip: Hardware Encryption vs. Software Encryption: The Simple Guide - Sam…

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Secure your Azure Storage Accounts with restrictions based on public IP addresses

Secure your Azure Storage Accounts with restrictions based on public IP addresses

Hosting data in the cloud is easy. Click, click and done - you're ready to go and put all of your sensitive information in the cloud. But, don't forget about securing that data. In recent years, data breaches have become something of a phrase you see in every organization's map of fears and risks. Not always was the focus on security as intense as it is now. Looking at the significant data breaches the last couple of years, it's evident that the stakes are getting higher and the malicious actors are better than ever before. Just take a look at…

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Fixing issue related to Package is not compatible with netcoreapp2.1, supports netstandard2.0, when using Azure DevOps (VSTS)

Fixing issue related to Package is not compatible with netcoreapp2.1, supports netstandard2.0, when using Azure DevOps (VSTS)

If you're using Azure DevOps (also known as VSTS), and you work with dotnet core in any capacity, perhaps you're migrating from one version to the next - as I was for some of my projects.An error that struck me was the following (redacted for clarity and brevity in the post):Errors in D:\a\1\s\Zimmergren.Demos.API\Zimmergren.Demos.Web\Zimmergren.Demos.Web.csproj Package Microsoft.Extensions.FileProviders.Physical 2.0.0 is not compatible with netcoreapp2.1 (.NETCoreApp,Version=v2.1). Package Microsoft.Extensions.FileProviders.Physical 2.0.0 supports: netstandard2.0 (.NETStandard,Version=v2.…

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Azure Tip: Installing and using the Azure CLI in VSCode

1. Install the Azure CLI Tools extension in vscode If you don't already have the Azure CLI installed, you can open the link to the landing page directly from vscode (or use the link above): Choose your platform and install. 2. Start working with the Azure CLI Tools extension in vscode Once this extension is installed, it's pretty straight forward to get started. I have a lot of files, configurations and common commands that I run on a daily basis with my production and dev tenants; With the support of vscode and the integrated CLI it's easier to ensure correctness…

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Azure Tip: Running the Azure CLI using Bash on Ubuntu, in Windows 10

Azure Tip: Running the Azure CLI using Bash on Ubuntu, in Windows 10

I recently got a question about how to use the Bash CLI instead of the Windows-based CMD experience, but remaining in Windows and not have to set up virtual machines or other computers. The Azure team is doing an awesome job in expanding the functionality in the Azure CLI, and this goes cross-platform. It's pretty straight forward, and since I was asked I'll outline the steps here for future reference. 1. Enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 10 The first thing we need to do on our Windows 10 box is to enable the Linux Subsystem, which is…

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