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I blog very frequently and sometimes the posts contain code snippets. The site template sometimes...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 06/13/2017

Azure App Service: Understanding TLS Mutual Authentication with Web App

I have published 2 posts in the past on Client Certificate authentication. Client Certificate...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 06/12/2017

Client Certificate Authentication (Part 2)

This is a continuation of my earlier post on Client Certificate Authentication (Part 1) aka TLS...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 06/09/2017

Azure App Service: Using Easy Auth to query Facebook information via Graph API

On 8th August 2016, Facebook ended support FQL (Facebook Query Language). Here is a screenshot of...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 06/08/2017

Azure App Service: Generating memory dumps on first chance exception using Procdump

In one of my older posts, I have explained on how we can generate memory dumps on first chance...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 05/08/2017

Azure App Service: Manually collect memory dumps

While troubleshooting web application performance issues we are sometimes required to gather memory...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 05/04/2017

Azure App Service: How to read & parse connection strings via PHP

On Azure App Service, developers have the ability to configure the connection strings as key-value...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 05/04/2017

Azure App Service: Using cURL for deployment

cURL is a command line tool that can be used to send or receive files. cURL.exe supports numerous...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 01/24/2017

Azure App Service: How to connect to the Kudu site of a specific instance

Every Azure Web App has an associated 'scm' service site, which runs Kudu and other Site Extensions....

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 11/21/2016

Azure Web Apps: How to retrieve user email in the claim when using Microsoft Account as a provider in Easy Auth

App Service Authentication/Authorization also known as Easy Auth is one of the widely used feature...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 04/01/2016

AZURE REST API & PowerShell: Retrieve Cloud Service Configuration

Recently I was working on an issue where we had to retrieve PaaS instance configuration details like...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 06/02/2015

Client Certificate Authentication (Part 1)

SSL/TLS certificates are commonly used for both encryption and identification of the parties. In...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 05/27/2015

WinDBG - Modifying icons to identify 32/64 bit debuggers

This article is not very technical in nature. Its purpose is to simplify an administrative task....

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 05/06/2015

POODLE Vulnerability: Padding Oracle on Downgraded Legacy Encryption

INTRODUCTIONPOODLE abbreviates to Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption. This vulnerability...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 10/22/2014

Azure Web App: Connect to your site via FTP and upload/download files

In this post I will describe on how to connect to an Azure Web App via FTP using FileZilla as a FTP...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 08/01/2014

Microsoft Azure: Services availability by region

Various Services are added to Azure very often. At the same time Azure is also expanding its...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 06/06/2014

WEBINAR: Developer Live Series

Developer Live is an initiative started by the "Developer Tools" Support team in Microsoft Support...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 05/16/2014

Microsoft Azure Web Sites: Deploying wordpress to a virtual directory within the azure web site

Microsoft Azure Web Sites allows you to have a virtual directory created within the site. There are...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 04/19/2014

SSL Diagnostics for IIS 6 (Windows Server 2003)

SSL Diagnostics tool for Windows Server 2003 is no longer available for download on TechNet. I had...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 02/22/2014

Windows Azure Web Sites: File upload limit for PHP sites hosted on WAWS

In my previous post I discussed about .user.ini file and how it is useful in WAWS. In today’s post I...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 01/01/2014

Windows Azure Web Sites: PHP, .user.ini and WAWS

Happy New Year 2014 to all the readers!! Its been quite some time I wrote a blog post. I am back and...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 01/01/2014

SSL Handshake and HTTPS Bindings on IIS

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) also known as Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a cryptographic protocol...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 08/02/2013

Windows Azure Web Sites: DASHBOARD Management Page

This post will address the Web Sites DASHBOARD management page. In one of my earlier posts I...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 08/01/2013

Azure App Service: How to configure a custom domain

[Updated on 2nd May 2016] Azure App Service provides a default hostname on site creation. It is of...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 07/05/2013

Windows Azure Web Sites : Cannot upload a Self-Signed Certificate created with PowerShell

As SSL functionality was added to Windows Azure Web Sites, I started playing around with it. I was...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 06/28/2013

Working with Wild Card Certificates

Yesterday one of my colleagues came up to me with a simple problem regarding wild card certificates....

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 06/12/2013

Windows Azure Web Sites: SSL Support and configuration

Finally in the first week of June 2013, it has been announced that Windows Azure Web Sites will...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 06/04/2013

Windows Azure Web Sites: Reset your deployment credentials v/s Reset your Publish Profile Credentials.

You might have seen this links on the DASHBOARD management page of the website hosted on WAWS, under...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 05/29/2013

Windows Azure Web Sites: Quick Start Management Page

The QUICK START management page is seen right after the user selects one of the websites in the...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 05/28/2013

Difference in IIS 6, IIS 7.x and IIS 8 with regards to SSL

There were lot of differences with regards to SSL moving from IIS 6 to IIS 7.x and then to IIS 8....

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 05/26/2013

HTTP to HTTPS redirects on IIS 7.x and higher

Updated post on 8th May 2017 This is the most common requirement on most of the Exchange...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 05/22/2013

Publishing from Dropbox to Windows Azure Web Sites

Recently Dropbox was added to Windows Azure as yet another source control which could be used for...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 04/19/2013

Retrieving MySQL connection string from Windows Azure Web Sites aka ANTARES

In my previous post, click here, I mentioned and described few of the features of WAWS, cloud...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 03/08/2013

Introduction to WINDOWS AZURE WEB SITES aka ANTARES

With the dawn of CLOUD COMPUTING, every one is betting big time on cloud. I might be little late to...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 03/06/2013

Self-Signed, Root CA and Intermediate CA Certificates

In this article I will be discussing about the following: Self-Signed Certificate Root CA...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 01/09/2013

Disable Client Certificate Revocation (CRL) Check on IIS

I have been asked this question on several occasions on how to disable revocation check in IIS 7....

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 10/15/2012

Central Certificate Store (CCS) with IIS 8 (Windows Server 2012)

In my previous posts on IIS 8, I discussed how scalability was  achieved in IIS 8 via SNI....

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 10/11/2012

Error HRESULT: 0x80070520 when adding SSL binding in IIS

Today I will be discussing the very infamous error that is seen while adding a SSL binding in IIS 7...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 10/07/2012

SSL/TLS Alert Protocol & the Alert Codes

There have been many occasions where a event corresponding to SChannel is logged in the System event...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 10/05/2012

It is not possible to install IIS on a non-system drive. Well “not possible” may be too restrictive,...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 09/19/2012

ISAPI Filter to reject HTTP/1.0 requests

There is a known problem on IIS where the IP Address is leaked in the content-location header of the...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 09/13/2012

One of my article has been published on IIS.NET on how to troubleshoot SSL related issues. Here is...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 09/11/2012

Server Name Indication (SNI) with IIS 8 (Windows Server 2012)

  In my previous article I discussed on how scalability was achieved in IIS 8. Here is the...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 09/04/2012

SSL Scalability with IIS 8 (Windows 8 Server)

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Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 08/08/2012

Installing WIRESHARK/WinPCap on Windows 8 RTM

        Windows 8 was RTM’d last week and as a curious soul I...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 08/07/2012

I don’t see Content-Encoding header in IE HTTP debugger (F12 Developer Tools)

        Recently one of my colleagues came across with an...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 07/23/2012

How to create a Self-Signed SAN Certificate in Windows 8

One of the cool features of Windows 8 is the improved set of PowerShell commandlets that have been...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 07/20/2012

Using DebugDiag to capture a dump on First Chance Exception

Capturing memory dumps is a most common ask while troubleshooting performance related issues with...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 05/09/2012

Unable to browse a CGI application scripted in PERL: 500-Internal Server Error

Recently I had to troubleshoot a issue where the users were reporting the following error while...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 02/19/2012

Client Certificates V/s Server Certificates

In the past I have blogged about various certificate file extensions along with their usage. Here is...

Author: Kaushal Kumar Panday Date: 02/17/2012

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