Azure Functions Zip Deploy with Azure AD Authentication

I was recently faced with a scenario where I needed a script to deploy an Azure Function. Specifically, there was a desire to use a REST API to deploy a .zip file of the Function app. The documentation for “Deploy ZIP file with REST APIs” indicates this is possible via a HTTP POST request to https://{APP-NAME} One challenge with the current documentation is the stated need to use HTTP BASIC authentication.

Azure Functions with Private Endpoints

As enterprises continue to adopt serverless (and Platform-as-a-Service, or PaaS) solutions, they often need a way to integrate with existing resources on a virtual network. These existing resources could be databases, file storage, message queues or event streams, or REST APIs. In doing so, those interactions need to take place within the virtual network. Until relatively recently, combining serverless/PaaS offerings with traditional network access restrictions was complex, if not nearly impossible.

Azure Functions Private Site Access

This post will demonstrate how to create an Azure Function with private site access. Private site access refers to a way for resources within a virtual network to reach out to an Azure Function. Configuring private site access ensures that the specified Azure Function is not able to be triggered via the public internet. Instead, the function can only be accessed via a specific virtual network. The function is private to the specified virtual network.