Saturday, June 4, 2011

Microsoft Azure Server failed to authenticate the request

Microsoft Azure cloud platform is gaining popularity in leaps and bounds. I was one of the fortunate people to try my hands early on this platform. Although, the coding is a breeze with Microsoft Azure there are sometimes some silly errors that will make your head go crazy thinking about it. There are some issues with development environment vs cloud environment too that make you wonder if there is something wrong on your end or is it the Azure itself causing bugs. The error that I got was "Server failed to authenticate the request. Make sure the value of Authorization header is formed correctly including the signature.". It took me a lot of time to figure it out. This post is dedicated to that problem.