Azure Table Storage and the Great Certificate Expiry of 2013

I won’t get into too much detail about what happened; but on 22-Feb-2013, roughly at 8pm the certificates used for *.table.core.windows.net expired.  The end result was that any application that used Azure Table Storage .NET API (or REST API and used the default certificate validation) began to fail connecting to Azure Table Storage.  More details can be found here.  At the time of this writing there hadn’t been anything published on any root cause analysis. The way that SSL/TLS certificates work is that they provide a means where a 3rd party can validate an organization (i.e. a server with a … Continue reading Azure Table Storage and the Great Certificate Expiry of 2013