Help! My Logic Apps retries are not firing!

Cloud native applications need to be designed to cope with failure.  Logic Apps meets this expectation through its configurable retry mechanisms that are available on each action.  However, these retries are not firing in every scenario.  Let's have a look why and how we can work around it. The problem Logic Apps retries can be … Continue reading Help! My Logic Apps retries are not firing!

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Control your Azure Functions securely through Azure API Management

In some scenarios, you need to start stop your Azure resources based on external events.  API's are a good way to expose this "control plane" functionality, as it allows seamless integration within your enterprise.  This blog showcases this by creating an API that allows to start/stop Azure Functions on demand.  It's a good practice to … Continue reading Control your Azure Functions securely through Azure API Management

Logic Apps connector performance (3/3) – The good

One of Logic Apps biggest selling points is the fact that the runtime is serverless, which results in a very scalable integration platform.  I've always been amazed by the elasticity characteristics of the Logic App engine, however there's a huge limitation on the scalability of the out-of-the-box connectors.  On many projects, we've suffered from this … Continue reading Logic Apps connector performance (3/3) – The good

Logic Apps connector performance (2/3) – The ugly

One of Logic Apps biggest selling points is the fact that the runtime is serverless, which results in a very scalable integration platform.  I've always been amazed by the elasticity characteristics of the Logic App engine, however there's a huge limitation on the scalability of the out-of-the-box connectors.  On many projects, we've suffered from this … Continue reading Logic Apps connector performance (2/3) – The ugly

Logic Apps connector performance (1/3) – The bad

One of Logic Apps biggest selling points is the fact that the runtime is serverless, which results in a very scalable integration platform.  I've always been amazed by the elasticity characteristics of the Logic App engine, however there's a huge limitation on the scalability of the out-of-the-box connectors.  On many projects, we've suffered from this … Continue reading Logic Apps connector performance (1/3) – The bad

Passwordless last-mile security with Azure API Management

One of the main reasons to introduce an API gateway is to establish uniform security controls on top of your API infrastructure.  The focus is mostly on the frontdoor security.  However, securing the last mile should also be high on your priority list.  Thanks to recent integrations of Azure API Management with Azure Active Directory, … Continue reading Passwordless last-mile security with Azure API Management

A first look at the Logic Apps obfuscation feature!

Logic Apps don't have explicit release notes, so sometimes new features pop-up by surprise.  This was the case today, when I discovered the highly requested obfuscation feature.  The idea behind this feature is that sensitive data is not shown in the monitoring view.  This feature is still in preview at the time of writing.  Let's … Continue reading A first look at the Logic Apps obfuscation feature!