BizTalk Server Logic App Adapter Configurations strange behaviors – #2 Sign-in to Azure doesn’t respond

BizTalk Server Logic App Adapter Configurations strange behaviors – #2 Sign-in to Azure doesn’t respond

On the first blog post of this series I address a “strange” behavior – maybe strange is not the best work. They are not issues, but definitely, they could have a better user experience – about No user is logged in.

Today we are going to address a new one, make note that all of them will be related to the Logic App Adapter Azure Authentication (Sign-in to Azure) that you can find on the Endpoint Address Configuration Logic App Details Page

Sign-in to Azure doesn’t respond

I work a lot with several clients in Portugal and outside Portugal. If it was already expected before this COVID-19 pandemic, it is now almost mandatory to work with several VPNs tools and configurations to access their environments.

Some of these VPN configurations allow me to continue to have internet access on my laptop. Others have this annoying behavior to cut access to the internet. In the current world situation with homework that we are, or need to be, online to speak with the team and clients, having no internet access because of a VPN is not a good situation. To avoid this situation or have a better experience, aka not stay offline, I usually install these VPN tools on my Virtual Machines. By doing this strategy, my laptop stays with internet access, but my VM doesn’t have. And it was in one of these situations I found this “strange” behavior.

When I access my Logic App Send Port configuration details on BizTalk Server Administration Console, I try to click several times on the Sign-in to Azure button:

But to my surprise, without any response or action to be presented. It seems that the button was not responding. Sometimes, after a few minutes, a blank pop-up window appears, but it disappears after a minute or so. And this without presenting any error or warning message!

I then realized that I was connected to a VPN, and my machine was without internet access:

Of course, when I turned off the VPN and my VM had access to the internet again, everything started to work as expected.

This is simply a bad user experience implementation. It should at least pop up a warning message that couldn’t connect with Azure or to the internet.

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BizTalk Server Logic App Adapter Configurations strange behaviors – #1 No user is logged in

BizTalk Server Logic App Adapter Configurations strange behaviors – #1 No user is logged in

After working with BizTalk Server Logic App Adapter for a while, I saw some configurations “strange” behaviors – maybe strange is not the best work. They are not issues, but definitely, they could have a better user experience.

All of them are related to the Logic App Adapter Azure Authentication (Sign-in to Azure) that you can find on the Endpoint Address Configuration Logic App Details Page

No user is logged in

Once you configure the Logic App port, in this case, a send port, you need to sign in to Azure. This will pop up a window where you need to enter your account and password (Multi-factor Microsoft Authenticator). After that, you will see an identical configuration to what is shown in the picture below:

  • Account
  • Subscription
  • Resource Group
  • Logic App
  • and Trigger

If you then finish the configuration of the port, everything will be ok, and if you return later to the configurations onto that same send port, you will still be able to see that the account that I used to authenticate was my personal account:

However, if you close the BizTalk Server Administration Console, once you open again and access the configuration of that send port, you still be able to see the following information:

  • Subscription
  • Resource Group
  • Logic App
  • and Trigger

But you no longer be able to identify what account that was used to authenticate on Azure.

Although the lack of this information is not critical, I think it would be helpful for those who manage the platform to have this information available.

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