SignalR Service bindings for Azure Functions

This set of articles explains how to authenticate and send real-time messages to clients connected to Azure SignalR Service by using SignalR Service bindings in Azure Functions. Azure Functions supports input and output bindings for SignalR Service.

Action Type
Return the service endpoint URL and access token Input binding
Send SignalR Service messages Output binding

Add to your Functions app

Functions 2.x and higher

Working with the trigger and bindings requires that you reference the appropriate package. The NuGet package is used for .NET class libraries while the extension bundle is used for all other application types.

Language Add by... Remarks
C# Installing the NuGet package, version 3.x
C# Script, Java, JavaScript, Python, PowerShell Registering the extension bundle The Azure Tools extension is recommended to use with Visual Studio Code.
C# Script (online-only in Azure portal) Adding a binding To update existing binding extensions without having to republish your function app, see Update your extensions.

For details on how to configure and use SignalR Service and Azure Functions together, refer to Azure Functions development and configuration with Azure SignalR Service.

Annotations library (Java only)

To use the SignalR Service annotations in Java functions, you need to add a dependency to the azure-functions-java-library-signalr artifact (version 1.0 or higher) to your pom.xml file.

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.microsoft.azure.functions</groupId>
    <artifactId>azure-functions-java-library-signalr</artifactId>
    <version>1.0.0</version>
</dependency>

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