Secure Remote Management Studio access to SQL Server on Azure IaaS

If you have ever provisioned a SQL Server instance running on Azure IaaS and not used a VPN solution you will find that by default you are unable to connect to it from a local Management Studio instance.  By default all Virtual Machines are wrapped by a Cloud Service which behaves to a degree like … Continue reading Secure Remote Management Studio access to SQL Server on Azure IaaS

Protect Your ASP.Net Web API Using Azure ACS Service Identities

Web 2.0 has lately been characterised by the increased proliferation of APIs available for consumption that create a "web of APIs" and open up the web for new businesses such as Stackla.  In this post I am going to cover how you can utilise Windows Azure Access Control Services (ACS) as a Security Token Service … Continue reading Protect Your ASP.Net Web API Using Azure ACS Service Identities