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What is Windows Azure Pack (WAP)?

Windows Azure Pack (WAP) is a collection of Windows Azure technologies, available to Microsoft customers at no additional cost for installation into your data center. It runs on top of Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 and, through the use of the Windows Azure technologies.

Services that are available out of the box with WAP:

  1. Virtual Machines (via System Center VMM integration)
  2. Websites (distributed, multi-tenant, highly available web hosting service)
  3. Database (via SQL Server and My SQL)
  4. Automation (via System Center Runbooks)

Resources:

  1. Step-By-Step: Installing Microsoft Azure Pack for Windows Server
  2. Windows Azure Pack – Infrastructure as a Service 

Azure AD B2C for ASP.NET Core Web Application

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) B2C is an identity management service that enables you to customize and control how customers sign up, sign in, and manage their profiles when using your applications.

Learn how to set up identity management for the customers that use your ASP.NET Core Web Application:

Step 1: Create an Azure AD B2C tenant
Step 2: Register an application
Step 3: Create sign in & signup policy
Step 4: Add configuration details inside .NET app

Learn more:

  1. Azure Active Directory B2C Documentation
  2. https://github.com/Azure-Samples/active-directory-b2c-dotnetcore-webapp
  3. Getting Started with Azure AD B2C Built in Policies

Azure AD B2C: How to enable consumer logins and access management for your B2C apps

Azure Active Directory B2C

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) B2C is an identity management service that enables you to customize and control how customers sign up, sign in, and manage their profiles when using your applications. This includes applications developed for iOS, Android, and .NET, among others. Azure AD B2C enables these actions while protecting the identities of your customers at the same time.

Resources:

  1. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/active-directory-b2c
  2. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory-b2c/active-directory-b2c-overview

Azure AD, B2B, B2C

Azure AD

Azure Active Directory (in short  Azure AD) is a cloud identity provider service or Identity as a Service (IdaaS) provided by Microsoft. Its primary purpose is to provide authentication and authorization for applications in the cloud (SaaS apps).

Azure AD B2B

Now for Azure AD B2B (which of course stands for Business-to-Business). Is it a different version of Azure AD? No! It’s only one of its service features. It allows one organization to invite members from other organizations to share application access.

Azure AD B2C

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) B2C: it is a separate service from Azure AD. Built on the same technology, but still… for different purposes. It’s  an identity management service that enables you to customize and control how customers sign up, sign in, and manage their profiles when using your applications. Also it’s built to allow anyone to sign up as a user in a service with their email or social media provider like Facebook, Google or LinkedIn.

Azure Services

Microsoft Azure is Microsoft’s platform for the public cloud. Azure groups services into categories in the Management Portal.

Here’s a big-picture view of the available services and features in Azure.

Most commonly-used categories:

  • Compute
  • Networking
  • Storage
  • Mobile
  • Databases
  • Web
  • Internet of Things
  • Big Data
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • DevOps

Resources

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/welcome-to-azure/3-tour-of-azure-services 

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