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OpenSSL: Generate PFX from CRT and PEM

Here’s how you can use OpenSSL to generate a PFX file from a CRT (public key) and PEM (private key) file set. "c:\OpenSSL-Win64\bin\openssl.exe" pkcs12 -export -out www.mysite.com.pfx -inkey www.mysite.com.pem -in www.mysite.com.cert Note you will be prompted for the password you … Continue reading

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Azure PowerShell: Scale App Service Plan to Save Money

Here’s a bit of PowerShell to scale your Azure App Service down to save money. This task could be scheduled to “size down” at night, and “size up” for business hours.   Login-AzureRmAccount   $AppServicesJson = @" [ { "ResourceGroupName": … Continue reading

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Azure PowerShell: Querying Kudu WebJobs API

Here’s how you can query the Kudu WebJobs API to get the publishing credentials for an Azure App Service which in turn you can use to in a Basic authorization header of an HTTP request to get WebJob status etc. … Continue reading

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PowerShell: Generate Self-Signed Certificate and Encode to Base64

Here’s how you can generate a self-signed SSL certificate in PowerShell. Be sure to use an Administrative PowerShell session. After creating the self-signed certificate, you can also export the certificate as a .pfx file and encode the output to a … Continue reading

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Azure PowerShell: Deploy Linux Custom Script Extension

Here’s how you can deploy an Azure VM Extension via PowerShell: # Before running this, upload your bash script to an Azure storage account container, grab its name and key via PowerShell or the Azure portal   Login-AzureRmAccount   $Subscription … Continue reading

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So, you can’t delete a folder in Windows because of “Path too long” errors?

If you have got yourself into a situation where you can’t delete a directory in Windows because the folder structure is too deep for Windows, you can use robocopy to save the day. Here’s a little snippet for wiping out … Continue reading

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