Automatic ACME SSL Certificate Rotation

Technology needs to be secure, but we also want to make it easy to use. This is the same for us engineers managing SSL Certificates and their rotation. You can get long life certificates, but why when you can get free ones generated via the Automated Certificate Management Environment (ACME protocol). This is normally dueContinue reading “Automatic ACME SSL Certificate Rotation”

Terraform Code Quality

Terraform is like any other coding language, there should be code quality and pride in what you produce. In this post I would like to describe why you should have code quality and detail some of the aspects you should be consistently doing every time you produce code. Code Quality is like when you areContinue reading “Terraform Code Quality”

DotNet User Secrets Feature

A little unknown feature of dotnet is User Secrets. This is used to create local App Setting overrides to set values for local usage. This can be a handy and powerful tool for keeping your local setup separate from checking in code. You can find more details on the Microsoft Documentation here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/aspnet/core/security/app-secrets The goalContinue reading “DotNet User Secrets Feature”

Use Terraform to connect ACR with Azure Web App

You can connect an Azure Web App to Docker Hub, Private Repository and also an Azure Container Registry(ACR). Using Terraform you can take it a step further and build your whole infrastructure environment at the same time as connecting these container registries. However, how do you connect them together in Terraform?

Authenticate Terraform with Azure CLI

Sometimes there are no error messages and they’re not helpful at all, but sometimes there are error message which are helpful for your debugging of the issues which are the best thing ever. Then again this is only helpful if the error message points you to the correct problem to fix. I stubbled across an issue recently when I could not add a Secret to an Azure Key Vault via Terraform, which the error message did not help at all.