Using Azure App Configuration to Centralize Software Configuration

Lab Steps

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Logging in to the Microsoft Azure Portal
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Logging into Azure using Azure CLI
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Setting up the code to interact with App Configuration
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Adding Configuration Setting to App Configuration Store

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DifficultyIntermediate
Time Limit1h
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Description

Azure App Configuration is a centralized configuration store service that offers a simple and flexible solution for storing key-value configuration data. Cloud service running in a wide-scale infrastructure requires a robust configuration management service to handle changes at a centralized location.

A majority of the modern-application architecture is cloud-based nowadays. Organizations building the application often deal with increasing complexity and handling configuration to keep the application configuration secure and safe. Azure App Configuration solves that issue by providing a secure mechanism to store and access configuration settings outside the application code.

In this hands-on lab, you will understand how to reference configuration settings from App Configuration directly from the application's source code.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this intermediate-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Set up a development environment to interact with App Configuration using Python SDK
  • Add configuration settings to the App Configuration store

Intended Audience

  • Candidates for Azure Administrator Exam (AZ-104)
  • Cloud Architects
  • Data Engineers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Engineers

Prerequisites

Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • Azure Python SDK and Azure CLI
  • Azure App Configuration

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisite:

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Parveen is an Azure advocate with previous experience in the professional consulting services industries. He specializes in infrastructure and DevOps with a wide range of knowledge in security and access management. He is also an Azure Certified - DevOps Engineer Expert, Security Engineer, Developer Associate, Administrator Associate, CompTIA Certified - Network+, Security+, and AWS Cloud Practitioner.
Parveen enjoys writing about cloud technologies and sharing the knowledge with the community to help students upskill in the cloud.