Secure an Azure Web App Using Let’s Encrypt


Ahoy there folks. I recently received an email from my SSL provider advising the certificate on this blog was about to expire. Just as I was about to click the renew button I remembered reading a tweet from my good friend and ex-colleague @KennyLowe. In that tweet, he advised he’d just switched the SSL provider for his Azure Web App hosted blog to Let’s Encrypt. Now I’d heard about Let’s Encrypt a while ago but hadn’t yet had cause to make use of it, so decided to go through the same process he did and make the switch. One of the added bonuses is that Simon J.K. Pedersen has developed an awesome site extension aptly named “Let’s Encrypt Site Extension”, and this extension handles the installation and update of your Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate…thanks for the awesome work Simon 🙂

Having now run through the process, I decided to spin up a dummy Azure Web App, go through the process again, and blog it…cause why not, right?

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Part 2: Azure Stack – Scale up Existing App Service Worker Tier

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Welcome back folks! In part one we went over the ASDK App Service in a little more detail, mainly to prepare us for scaling up one of our existing worker tiers. So let’s get to it.

Scale Up Existing Dedicated Worker Tier

For the purposes of this guide I’ll be using the “Small” Worker Tier which as with the “Medium” and “Large” tiers currently has no “Worker Roles” deployed into it.

The first thing you’ll want to do is log into https://adminportal.local.azurestack.external as a Global Admin

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Part 1: Azure Stack – App Service High Level Overview

Ahoy there folks! Since my last GUIDE, I’ve managed to get a little hands-on time with the App Service RP. It’s changed a fair bit since I last looked at it, so I’ve decided to go through a few of my learnings, this will be fairly high level and is really geared toward giving a little context before we go and scale up a Worker tier in Part 2 of the guide.

Let’s crack on.

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