Self-Hosted Azure DevOps pool on Azure Container Apps

A while ago, I have worked with few of our customers, helping to build elastic self-hosted pool for their Azure DevOps pipeline agents based on Azure Kubernetes Service. You can read all about that journey here - where I have created a Kubernetes Controller that observes the Job queue of Azure DevOps for incoming pipeline … Continue reading Self-Hosted Azure DevOps pool on Azure Container Apps

Secure your pipelines by frequently rotating secrets

TL; DR: This article and accompanying source codes helps you setting up an automated secret or certificate rotations for Azure service principals and Azure DevOps service connections. Jump into the technical part here. Background If you are deploying applications on Azure from Azure DevOps service connections (or GitHub actions) you are most likely using a … Continue reading Secure your pipelines by frequently rotating secrets

Elastic self-hosted pool for Azure DevOps (on Kubernetes)

UpdateThere is a follow up post with some updates, you can read here. Introduction If you are using Azure Pipelines, then you surely have used Microsoft-hosted agent. With Microsoft-hosted agents, maintenance and upgrades are taken care of for you. However, there are times when self-hosted agents are needed (i.e. customized images, network connectivity requirements etc.). … Continue reading Elastic self-hosted pool for Azure DevOps (on Kubernetes)

Azure DevOps Multi-Stage pipelines for Enterprise AKS scenarios

Background Multi-Stage Azure pipelines enables writing the build (continuous integration) and deploy (continuous delivery) in Pipeline-as-Code (YAML) that gets stored into a version control (Git repository). However, deploying in multiple environments (test, acceptance, production etc.) needs approvals/control gates. Often different stakeholders (product owners/Operations folks) are involved into that process of approvals. In addition to that, … Continue reading Azure DevOps Multi-Stage pipelines for Enterprise AKS scenarios