Improving Azure Key Vault use as configuration source in ASP.NET Core

Something I’ve missed: loading Key Vault secrets in .Net Core as configuration source can be a lengthy process if you don’t opt-out from unused authentication modes.

Hopefully, authentication chain construction can be customized by setting numerous ExcludeXxxx properties of DefaultAzureCredentialOptions. Some of these property are true by default but only a few.

More details here: Improving Azure Key Vault Performance in ASP.NET Core By Up To 10x (the assertion “Up to 10x” is a bit marketing, actual gain should be tested as it depends on many factors đŸ™‚ ).


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