OAuth using PowerShell and certificate Service Principal to Azure Function App

Hi, Recently I needed a way to write PowerShell code to use a certificate backed service principal to use OAuth authentication when calling a web hook. This took longer than it should to figure out (my colleague Arian helped a lot), so I figured I may be able to save someone else some time by…

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Use a Custom Script Extension to Sysprep an Azure VM

Hi All, I’ve been in a situation where I want to run sysprep on a Azure VM to create an image, hopefully without needing to login / connect directly to the VM. I thought that this was an opportunity to learn about custom script extensions. (for use in other situations as well)   in summary,…

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Azure Automation Webhook parameter passing

Hi All, Recently I was exploring the use of webhooks & needed to troubleshoot the parameters being passed to a webhook. With the theme of my blog – hoping to save someone some time, this is a quick post to save someone creating this from scratch. This is the Azure Automation PowerShell runbook that I used…

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