I use a lot of different computers and I have a thing for reimaging my computers way too often. All in all, this means that I find myself sitting in front of a newly installed computer quite often. One thing that I always to on a fresh computer is to clone a bunch of repos from my personal organization in Azure DevOps that contains my notes and a selection of tools that I want available everywhere I go.
Intro Have you ever wanted to query an API that uses access tokens from Azure Active Directory (AzureAD) from a PowerShell script? There are a lot of solutions for this that uses an application in AzureAD and authenticates using its client-id and secret. If I have a web application or a non-interactive service this is the way to go. My friend and colleague Emanuel Palm wrote a great post on Microsoft Graph API with PowerShell for that scenario.
Intro I deployed an Azure function using ARM template and then tried to manually add an application setting in the portal. Got the following error message: Updating web app settings The specified container size is not supported. Use one of these container sizes: 128, 192, 256, 320, 384, 448, 512, 576, 640, 704, 768, 832, 896, 960, 1024, 1088, 1152, 1216, 1280, 1344, 1408, 1472, 1536. Searched on the internet, found this issue: https://github.
Intro I’ve been asked the question on “How can I turn my script to an exe-file” more times than I can remember. My answer has always been: -“Just host Windows PowerShell in an executable and run what ever code you like.” Scared of using C# most people has ignored my advice and used some kind of tool to do this, and there is no fault in that (as long as you choose a tool from a provider you trust, not a random tool from a shade site on the Internet).
Intro Even though we have group managed service account, regular user accounts are still used by various services and applications. The passwords for these accounts are (hopefully) hard to remember and might be shared by a group of people. This means that when it’s time to modify that service , scheduled task or application we haven’t touched in years I really want to make sure I have the right username and password before I start.