Microsoft add new high-availability certificate authorities to Azure

Security has now become a top priority for you. To ensure the highest levels of security with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft are adding new high-availability certificate authorities. For the majority of customers, this change will be seamless and will not have any impact on your Azure applications. Microsoft-Azure-Cloud-Security

This change will only affect those currently using public key or certificate pinning to provide an additional layer of security to applications or services accessing Azure. If you are using this approach, then action by your organization is required by July 27, 2017, when the certificate authority update occurs. This critical action is required to ensure you have the highest level of availability when using public key or certificate pinning.

If you have an application that uses one or more Azure services and explicitly checks who issued certificates for those Azure services (public key or certificate pinning), then that application must be updated before July 27, 2017 to avoid interruption.

This change only impacts customers who are using this security approach.

SCC has a set of in house resources that can assist you in assessing whether you are impacted, and what steps to take if you are.

For further information please contact [email protected].

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