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Microsoft Azure Security by Roberto Freato

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Azure Key Vault

Azure Key Vault is a new promising service to store cryptographic keys and application secrets.

Note

At the time of writing this book, Azure Key Vault is still a preview service. Despite this, every service in Azure evolves at an incredible speed; this means that the procedures in this section are especially subject to major changes.

With the Key Vault, we come back to thinking about making thinks safer, thereby enabling certain scenarios, for example:

  • We have a database connection string spread into several applications pointing to this database and we would like to:
    • Avoid writing it in certain configuration files
    • Prevent developers from having access to it
    • Avoid replicating/changing it in every deployment when the data source changes ...

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