Adding Authentication to Static Assets in Azure Front Door Cache

Audrey Long 0 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
2024-06-24T15:00:32.0566667+00:00

My customer wants to secure assets cached in Front Door, and wanted to know if Entra/WAF/Front Door provides features to add authentication/authorization to the static cache. They would like to avoid regional computation and perform checks at edge; however, I am not sure if a configuration exists.

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An Azure service that provides a cloud content delivery network with threat protection.
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A Microsoft Entra identity service that provides identity management and access control capabilities. Replaces Azure Active Directory.
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  1. Adharsh Santhanam 2,630 Reputation points
    2024-06-24T16:56:51.73+00:00

    Hello Audrey Long, performing edge compute at Azure Front Door isn't available as of today. Similarly, there isn't a mechanism to natively add AuthN/AuthZ to the static cache.

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  2. ChaitanyaNaykodi-MSFT 24,481 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2024-06-27T04:51:07.49+00:00

    @Audrey Long

    Thank you for reaching out.

    I understand you wish to know if Azure Front Door supports any features to add authentication/authorization to the static content.

    The product team is currently working on MTLS feature for Azure Front Door but I currently do not have an ETA on when this feature will be released. This feature has been a popular ask for Azure Front Door, more details here.

    Hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any additional questions. Thank you!


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