Root Certificates on Windows

I’m far from a PKI expert so I won’t be going into much detail as a lot of information around certificates can be found through a web search. I spent a considerable amount of time debugging an issue related to certificates and the trusted root store on Windows and I didn’t find much documentation discussing…

By JeremyBrooks January 9, 2022 0

The plight of the unrecognized IMEI

My parents arrived back from overseas with the international version of the Samsung S20. What we expected to be a simple process of going to ATT and activating the phones turned onto a 2 week long ordeal. What I’ve learned since is each phone has an IMEI number which is a unique number used to…

By JeremyBrooks June 30, 2021 0

Azure Functions Access to Restricted Storage Accounts

With requirements for additional security, many customers have started enforcing network restrictions on their Azure storage accounts. This in turn can cause major issues with Azure Functions without the proper configuration, as Azure functions rely heavily on Azure storage for functionality. Background Azure storage There are two core concepts for Azure Functions related to Azure…

By JeremyBrooks April 22, 2021 5

Update ASE Cluster Settings without Azure Resource Explorer

Often customers using App Service Environment want to apply additional security features such as disabling TLS 1.0/1.1 or remove certain ciphers. In Azure Public you can use https://resources.azure.com to perform these actions. If you are working in any non-Azure Commercial clouds the existence of Azure Resource Explorer is not available. Here’s another programmatic method to…

By JeremyBrooks February 17, 2021 0

TomEE with Azure Web Apps

I’m prefacing this that I am by no means a Java Developer or have a desire to become one :). This was a case related to configuring TomEE with Azure web apps. With IIS the httpPlatformHandler dynamically assigns a port to the process its communicating with (PHP, Nodejs, DotnetCore, Java, ect). Because of this the…

By JeremyBrooks September 25, 2020 0