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Insufficient permissions to… while being an owner!

Insufficient permissions to… while being an owner!

Lately, I banged my head on an access rights issue.  I was automating an Azure governance through Azure CLI, which included the management group and subscription hierarchy.  My Azure DevOps service principal was owner of the root management group, because it had to...

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Insufficient permissions to… while being an owner!

Insufficient permissions to… while being an owner!

Lately, I banged my head on an access rights issue.  I was automating an Azure governance through Azure CLI, which included the management group and subscription hierarchy.  My Azure DevOps service principal was owner of the root management group, because it had to...

Resolving the Azure AD Object Id with Azure CLI takes ages!

Resolving the Azure AD Object Id with Azure CLI takes ages!

Recently, I had to retrieve the Azure AD Object Id of a certain Azure AD Group.  Because my script was already intensively leveraging Azure CLI, I used the az ad group list command. My command used the --query functionality to find the appropriate Azure AD group,...

Help!  My Azure policy is not firing!

Help! My Azure policy is not firing!

Lately, I was involved in auto-provisioning a complete Azure governance setup.  The automation was done through Azure CLI, as this offered the most flexible solution for my customer.  Policy definitions were created via the az policy definition create command.  While...

Optimizing API traceability in Azure API Management

Optimizing API traceability in Azure API Management

Once your API is running in production, you realize the necessity of having end-to-end traceability of every single API call.  So, it's better to think about it upfront.  This blog shows you an easy way to achieve this. Configure Application Insights Let's set up...

KABOOM!!! The word is out…

KABOOM!!! The word is out…

… Your Azure Coach is expanding!  But first, let’s look back on how it all started. Looking back In June 2020, I announced my new adventure.  My expectations were low, my motivation was high.  The positive reactions encouraged me to build extraordinary training...

API SECURITY FOR DUMMIES | Retrieve more user information

API SECURITY FOR DUMMIES | Retrieve more user information

API Security with ASP.NET Core 5.0 and Azure AD for Dummies This blog is part of a complete blog series. Part 1: Authentication vs authorization Part 2: The different actors Part 3: Authentication with Azure AD Part 4: Authorization with Access Control List Part 5:...