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Getting Started with Microsoft Azure Shared Access Signatures

by Max McCarty

Microsoft Azure's Shared Access Signatures is Azure's out-of-the-box security access control, providing a uniform way of granting granular access to data across a wide range of Azure services.

What you'll learn

Security of an application's data is priority, whether that data is local or in a cloud service such as Microsoft Azure. In this course, you are going to learn everything you need to know about Shared Access Signatures, Azure's out-of-the-box security access control that allows you the ability to specify the who, what, when, and how your data can be accessed. Not only do they afford granular access control over your data, but they provide a uniform way of granting access to data across a wide range of Azure services, dispensing with the need to learn different access controls for every service. Microsoft has provided a way for developers to utilize Shared Access Signatures within their application through Azure's various service's SDKs. Using real-world applications, we'll walk through implementing Shared Access Signatures for a wide range of Azure services ranging from storage services to message bus based services.

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About the author

Max McCarty is a software developer with a passion for breathing life into big ideas. He is the founder and owner of and host of the popular Lock Me Down podcast. As software engineer, Max’s focus is on software security, and strongly believes in empowering the everyday developer with the information to write more secure software. When he’s not building new applications or writing about web security, you’ll find Max burning calories with his kids and spending time with his wonderf... more

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