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Spring Cloud Azure 4.5.0 has been released by Microsoft and is now available from Maven Central. This is the first stable release to support passwordless access to Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

Spring Cloud Azure is a framework that allows users to develop cloud-native apps using Azure services. It offers tools and modules that let developers connect Azure services to applications and leverage the cloud for scalability, dependability and cost benefits.

Users can authenticate using Azure AD users, apps or managed identities, as both Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL support integration with Azure Active Directory.

The latest version of the framework introduces an Azure Developer CLI template, allowing users to easily explore PostgreSQL passwordless capabilities on Azure.

What’s new

Other changes include the removal of Kafka passwordless autoconfiguration warning logs, an improved token authentication converter and an Azure AD Resource Server configuration adapter that accepts the custom jwt granted authorities converter.

Microsoft published the full changelog of Spring Cloud Azure 4.5.0 on its website. The tech giant noted that it would continue to focus on adding passwordless functionality to Azure SQL Database, Azure Redis, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Service Bus JMS and other services.

Tip: Apple, Google and Microsoft are getting rid of passwords