hands-on lab

Using Azure App Configuration to Centralize Software Configuration

Intermediate
Up to 1h
25
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Lab 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:

Updates

May 2nd, 2023 - Updated theia to include autosave

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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.

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