Azure Application Proxy – Part 1

Part 1. Creating a simple application in Visual Studio

If you don’t already have Visual Studio you can download and install the community edition for free from here.

Start Visual Studio and create a simple web application:

When Visual Studio has started select  File -> New -> Project 

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Then select a ASP.NET Web Application, ensure Application Insights is not selected, enter a name for your project (“intranet-app1” in my case) and click OK.

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On the next screen select Web Forms unselect the Host in the Cloud button if it is selected and then click the Change Authentication button.

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In the Change Authentication dialog – select the Windows Authentication option and click OK

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Back on the select a template box click OK

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Next on the main Visual Studio workspace select Default.aspx from the Solution Explorer window on the right hand side. Right click and select View Designer

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In the main window for Default.aspx – click around ASP.NET and change the default text to something you will recognize.

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Finally Build (or Rebuild) the solution

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Now we’re ready to Publish this application which is covered in Part 2