App Services

Certificate Management

How to: Add a certificate to the Java CA certificates store

Learn how to add a certificate authority (CA) certificate to the Java CA certificate (cacerts) store. The article provides specific examples for the CA certificate required by the Twilio service and the CA certificate for the Azure Service Bus.

Caching and CDN

Feature guide: Serve high bandwidth content with CDN

The Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) offers a global solution for delivering high-bandwidth content by caching blobs and static content at physical nodes around the world. This articlea describes how to enable CDN and add, access, and delete content.

Email and Voice

Feature guide: SendGrid email service

Azure applications can use SendGrid to include email functionality. SendGrid provides reliable email delivery, real-time analytics, and flexible APIs that allow users to easily incorporate the service into their Azure applications.

Tutorial: Send email Using SendGrid from Java in an Azure deployment

This tutorial shows how you can use SendGrid to send emails from a web page hosted in Azure.

Feature guide: Twilio voice and SMS service

Azure applications can use Twilio to incorporate phone call and Short Message Service (SMS) message functionality. Use the Twilio APIs to make and receive phone calls, make and receive SMS messages, and enable voice communication using existing internet connections, including mobile connections.

Identity

Feature guide: Access Control

Access Control is an Azure service that provides an easy way of authenticating users who need to access your web applications and services, without having to factor complex authentication logic into your code. It provides integration with Windows Identity Foundation (WIF), support for popular web identity providers including Windows Live ID, Google, Yahoo, and Facebook, and support for ADFS 2.0.

How to: View SAML returned by the Azure Access Control Service

The Access Control Service returns Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) to your application when the user successfully logs on.

How to: Use single sign-on with Azure Active Directory

You can use web single sign-on (also called identity federation) to provide single sign-on access through a federated mechanism that relies on a Security Token Service (STS). This guide shows you how to accomplish this using the STS in your Office 365 tenant provided by Azure Active Directory.

Image Processing

Feature guide: Blitline Image Processing Service

Blitline is a cloud-based image processing service. This guide describes how to access Blitline services and how to submit jobs to Blitline.

Messaging and Integration

Feature guide: Service Bus Queues

Service Bus Queues offer simple first in, first out guaranteed message delivery and support a range of standard protocols (REST, AMQP, WS*) and APIs to put and pull messages on and off a queue.

Feature guide: Service Bus Topics

Service Bus Topics provide a publish/subscribe messaging model to support one-to-many communication. You can optionally register filter rules for a topic on a per-subscription basis, which allows you to restrict which messages to a topic are received by which topic subscriptions.

Feature guide: Azure Queue Service

Azure Queues store large numbers of messages that can be accessed from anywhere in the world via authenticated calls using HTTP or HTTPS. Common uses of Queue storage include creating a backlog of work to process asynchronously, and passing messages from an Azure Web role to an Azure Worker role.

Guidance: AMQP 1.0 support in Azure Service Bus

The Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) 1.0 is an efficient, reliable, wire-level messaging protocol that can be used to build robust, cross-platform, messaging applications. This article provides an overview of AMQP 1.0 support in Service Bus that allows you to build cross-platform, hybrid applications using an open standard protocol.

Feature guide: Service Bus AMQP

This How-To Guide explains how to use the Service Bus brokered messaging features (queues and publish/subscribe topics) from AMQP 1.0 using the .NET API.