Microsoft announces the general availability of token authentication with Azure CDN

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The Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) caches static web content at strategically placed locations to provide maximum throughput for delivering content to users. The CDN offers developers a global solution for delivering high-bandwidth content by caching the content at physical nodes across the world.

Microsoft yesterday announced the general availability of token authentication with Azure CDN. This feature is available in the Azure CDN from Verizon Premium offering. Even existing Verizon Premium customers can take advantage of this new feature. Token-based authentication is a great tool to handle authentication for multiple users. Main benefits of token authentication include:

  • Easily scalable, no need to store user login information on the server.
  • Mobile application ready solution.
  • Provides security, each request must contain the token and after the token expires user needs to login again.
  • Prevents attacks such as cross-site request forgery (CSRF, also known as session riding).

Learn more about this feature here.

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