Exploring AzureServiceTokenProvider class with Azure Key Vault

The AzureServiceTokenProvider class from the Nuget package Microsoft.Azure.Services.AppAuthentication can be used to obtain an access token.  When running in Azure it can also utilize managed identities to request an access token.  In this post I’ll focus on using this class to get an access token for Azure Key Vault.  Keep in mind that you can also use this class to obtain an access token for any Azure resources integrated with…

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Retrieving Azure Key Vault Secret using System MSI in an Azure VM in Python

Introduction This is a walk-through showing how to use System Managed Service Identity (MSI) from an Azure VM to retrieve an Azure Key Vault secret in python. Pre-requisite To use the steps in this walk-through you need to have the following: Azure VM Azure Key Vault Python is already installed in the Azure VM (can be downloaded at https://www.python.org/downloads/) The steps Enable System MSI for the Azure VM in the…

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Walkthrough: how to retrieve an Azure Key Vault secret from an Azure Function App using client credentials flow with certificate

Introduction: This post builds on the information from the previous post and I will assume that you already have an Azure Key Vault, an AAD Application registration, and a certificate file. We will cover the following steps in this blog in order to use a certificate from an Azure Function App: Create an Azure Function App Upload the certificate to the Function App Configure the Function App to load certificate…

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Walkthrough: how to retrieve an Azure Key Vault secret from a console app using client credentials flow with certificate

Introduction This is a code walkthrough to show you how to create a .Net console application to authenticate to Azure Active Directory using OAuth2 Client Credentials flow to get an access token to Azure Key Vault. It then uses the access token to call Azure Key Vault to get a secret. The following steps will be performed in this post: Create an Azure Key Vault Create a new self-signed certificate…

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