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Josh Kostal

Associate Technical Consultant

I am a recent college graduate who moved from Omaha to Atlanta to work at Perficient, where I started in May 2019. I enjoy working on APIs and microservices using .NET or Ruby on Rails, with an emphasis on security.

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Local Testing using Gremlin on Azure Cosmos DB Emulator

I was recently tasked with setting up a local database instance for testing a web application. The application uses a Gremlin graph database hosted on Azure Cosmos DB. The solution we decided on was using the Azure Cosmos DB Emulator with data populated by a script. Due to the low usage of Gremlin, there does […]

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6 Reasons to Use Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory, commonly known as Azure AD, is “Microsoft’s cloud-based identity and access management service.1” It is a widely used IDaaS (identity and access management-as-a-service) that can integrate with an existing (or new) MVC-style web application, Web API, mobile app, and more to provide quick and easy authentication. I am no salesman (although it […]

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Securing Your Web API Using Azure Active Directory

Large or small, all companies need web security. And what better way to secure your ASP.NET Core Web API than using Azure Active Directory? Given MVC-style apps are the dominant force in the market nowadays, the majority of documentation on the matter focuses here. That left me, desiring to create a loosely-coupled Web API instead […]

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