Manage certificates via Azure Key Vault

Hello Friends! I am excited to announce built-in support to create and auto-renew certificates for your cloud apps in Azure Key Vault. Stay ahead of this very common problem Every cloud app has app secrets – certificates, connection strings, encryption keys, etc. Unfortunately, managing these secrets effectively isn’t always easy and prone to mistakes if…


Get started with Azure Key Vault certificates

Introduction Use this tutorial to help you get started with Azure Key Vault Certificates to store and manage x.509 certificates in Azure. It walks you through the process of using Azure PowerShell to create a certificate self-signed or signed by supported certificate authority, import a certificate and retrieve the certificate with or without private key…


Accessing Key Vault from a native application

Hello Folks, So you ask what is native application? In the Azure AD speak, a native application (sometimes also referred to as native client) is an application that runs on a device (phone, tablet, PC etc.) and needs to authenticate a user to get resources from a web API that is secured by Azure AD….


Updated: Deploy Certificates to VMs from customer-managed Key Vault

Hello again, We have blogged about this topic in the past. Key Vault and Azure PowerShell have gone through many changes since then. Therefore I’ve updated this blog post with latest information. As usual, we value your input so please take a moment to join our advisory board, send us private feedback,and/or visit our forum. Consider this scenario: You have…


Manage your key vaults from Azure portal

Hello again! As promised in our last post, we are back with more today! We are really excited to announce availability of one of the most requested features. So far managing key vaults required you to use command line tools, but starting today you can manage all your key vaults from the Azure portal (new). This…


August 2016 Updates

Hello again! It’s been a while since our last update. Many of you have provided excellent feedback and feature requests. We have been very busy incorporating them. We have also added Key Vault in more regions and integrated with more services. Here’s a quick summary of updates in last few months, details follow. Key Vault…


Key Vault in Azure China and Azure Government

Hello folks! Happy New Year!! We have been busy working through the end of last year to make Key Vault generally available in more regions and polish Key Vault logging feature to make it generally available in public Azure. As usual, we value your input so please take a moment to follow us, join our advisory board, send us private…


Key Vault logging (preview) now available

[Updated: 5/4/2016 – Fixed “What is logged?”] Hello folks, Today we are announcing public preview of Azure Key Vault logging. Logging is an often requested feature and several customers have told us that it is very critical for them to have logging available so they can use key vault effectively. We are excited to have…


Azure Key Vault now in Australia

Hello Australia and New Zealand! We are excited to announce general availability of Azure Key Vault in the Australia Southeast (Victoria) and Australia East (New South Wales) regions. Azure subscribers with billing addresses in Australia and New Zealand can now create key vaults in these regions and use them in their production scenarios. Australia is…


SQL Server Connector Update

Hello Folks, Back when we announced Key Vault preview, we also announced availability of a preview version of SQL Server Connector. Many of you have been using SQL Server Connector and have provided us valuable feedback. Thank you! For those new to this blog, The SQL Server Connector enables SQL Server encryption at rest scenarios including…