Securing Azure Functions with Azure Active Directory - Part 1

Creating an Azure Function with the Azure CLI 2.0 Part 1 - Creating an Azure Function with the Azure CLI 2.0 Part 2 - Securing an Azure Function with Azure Active Directory Part 3 - Creating an Angular Client Application Part 4 - Adding Azure Active Directory Group Claims Checks This is Part 1 of a multi-part post about consuming Azure Functions secured by Azure Active Directory. I have been using Office 365 applications with OAuth tokens for a while, but wanted to dive a bit deeper and learn some of what is going on behind the scenes. While I learned a lot for this series, and it may not be an exact match to all of the...


How To Enable External Sharing for Office 365 Group Site Collections

;tl;dr A recent attempt to share a site collection provisioned by the new "Create Site" link in SharePoint Online revealed that in order to share the site collection with external users you must change the sites "SharingPolicy" property from the default ExistingExternalUserSharingOnly to ExternalUserSharingOnly to enable new external user invitations. This must be done with the Set-SPOSite PowerShell Cmdlet The Back Story I recently had a project that required providing External User access to a newly provisioned Office 365 Group's site collection in SharePoint Online. Simple, right... Just click the Share icon on the home page, and invite the external user. Wrong! In the past, when working with clients we (ThreeWill) have provisioned a SharePoint...


Testing SSL in ASP.NET Core on a Mac

Creating the Project Back in October 2016, Shawn Wildermuth published Testing SSL in ASP.NET Core. I came across this post while trying to get HTTPS working with ASP.NET Core on a Mac. Sadly, this post was specific to Windows. However, I want this to work so I can make some progress on Office Addin development using ASP.NET Core. What follows is more of a reminder to myself of how to get this working a Mac again, but let me know if this helps you. Create an ASP.NET Core MVC Project To start, create a new folder and then create a new MVC project. Open a terminal, or use Visual Studio Codes's terminal window, and type the...


Visual Studio 2017 Launch Party

Atlanta Visual Studio 2017 Launch Party I recently had the opportunity to present at the Azure in the ATL Meetup in Atlanta for the Visual Studio 2017 Launch Party. If you are in the Atlanta area and are interested in Azure, cloud computing, or cloud topics in general, Josh Lane runs a great MeetUp on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Check it out if you have a chance! The March 2017 Azure in the ATL MeetUp was a special edition, and served as the Visual Studio 2017 Launch Party. There were several short presentations on Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 and related Microsoft and open source technologies within the Visual Studio "sphere of influence". I presented on "...


Deploy an Azure Function App using Azure ARM Templates

The code for this post is part of the Azure Functions for SharePoint Github project. Background About a month ago, Doug Ware introduced the Azure Functions for SharePoint (AFSP) open source project. The project's goal is to provide a set of common plumbing functions for scenarios shared by most SharePoint provider hosted add-ins implemented as Azure Functions. As past posts of mine have indicated, I see Azure Functions as a compelling service from Azure. In addition, I think the Azure Functions pattern Doug is promoting is an equally compelling use of Functions in the Office and SharePoint space and I wanted to get involved with the project. One of the goals of the project is to enable people to make...