Although all of my posts have been Azure related thus far, I did say back at the start that I may blog about other tech aspects that interest me or that I think others might find useful - and that’s what we have today!

Today I’ll be showing you how to automatically tidy up old files on Google Drive using Google Apps Scripts.

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In my last post, Azure Functions - Securing resources with a function proxy, I talked about my work to develop a more Azure-centric solution to replace my current home security camera automation workflow.

Another link in the chain for me was to be able to serve up a webpage blob from my container whilst keeping the Container Access Policy set to Private.

The function proxy in the previous post enabled that, but I also then needed the webpage to be able to retrieve the video/image blobs uploaded to display them.

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As you may have guessed from my last post, I’ve been quite impressed with the serverless offerings in Azure of late - as a lifelong infrastructure person, the idea of being able to throw together functional code that you can access from anywhere, without first standing up infrastructure is still a little new and surreal to me - but an experience I’m enjoying nonetheless.

I recently seen a tweet that likened Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps as being the glue of Azure and increasingly I can’t help but share that view.

With that in mind, I thought I’d share another piece of azure glue that you might find useful - Function Proxies

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In my last post, Azure: Trigger a WebJob with Logic Apps and Kudu - Part 1, we built a KeyVault and a WebJob that will retrieve a storage key from KeyVault (using Managed Identity and REST APIs) and then backed up our webapp content and copied it to blob storage using AzCopy.exe. In this 2nd and final part, we’ll build the Logic App that will call that WebJob using the Kudu REST API on a schedule, again retrieving the necessary credentials from the KeyVault

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This is the personal blog of Graham Gold, covering all aspects of tech that interest me both personally and professionally. To see more about me visit my About Me page.

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