7 Steps to Successfully Setup Azure Private Endpoints
If you’re working in the cloud, sooner or later you’ll come across someone who cries out that the cloud is not secure, that your data is exposed to the internet as a whole. With the right structures in place, this is simply not true… but what are the right structures? How do you go about changing a public-facing PaaS resource into a private resource only accessible from your own networks, whilst still retaining all the benefits of the cloud? This is where private endpoints come in – they’re a powerful tool you can use to secure your Azure data estate.
We’ll begin by covering what a private endpoint is and why they make your platform more secure. We’ll then go through my 7 step process to successfully deploy and configure a private endpoint, which includes covering Private DNS Zones, A Records and Virtual Network Links. We’ll also step through a demo of how to deploy and configure a private endpoint, and we’ll wrap up by discussing some common mistakes to avoid when working with private endpoints.
I am a senior Azure data engineering consultant with a passion for infrastructure, networking and security. I also co-founded DevUp, a social mobility initiative for removing barriers to technology.