When building and designing applications for the cloud you need to overcome a lot of challenges, like working with configuration, authentication, and authorization. In this course, Cloud Design Patterns for Azure: Design and Implementation, you'll learn the design patterns that enable you to design your cloud-based applications to handle configuration, authentication, and authorization of resources. First, you'll discover how to delegate authentication and user management to an external system with the Federated Identity pattern. Next, you'll explore how to offload work securely with the Valet Key pattern. Finally, you'll learn how to provide an extra layer of security with the Gatekeeper pattern. When you've finished this course, you'll have a foundational knowledge of the design patterns that will help you to design and build modern cloud-based applications.