Microsoft.Azure.StackExchangeRedis 3.1.0

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dotnet add package Microsoft.Azure.StackExchangeRedis --version 3.1.0                
NuGet\Install-Package Microsoft.Azure.StackExchangeRedis -Version 3.1.0                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Microsoft.Azure.StackExchangeRedis" Version="3.1.0" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Microsoft.Azure.StackExchangeRedis --version 3.1.0                
#r "nuget: Microsoft.Azure.StackExchangeRedis, 3.1.0"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Microsoft.Azure.StackExchangeRedis as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Microsoft.Azure.StackExchangeRedis&version=3.1.0

// Install Microsoft.Azure.StackExchangeRedis as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Microsoft.Azure.StackExchangeRedis&version=3.1.0                

ArtifactType: nupkg Documentation: Language: C# Tags: Redis,Cache,StackExchange.Redis,Microsoft,Azure

Microsoft.Azure.StackExchangeRedis Extension

The Microsoft.Azure.StackExchangeRedis package is an extension for the StackExchange.Redis client library that enables using Microsoft Entra ID to authenticate connections from a Redis client application to an Azure Cache for Redis resource. This extension acquires an access token for an Azure managed identity or service principal and configures a StackExchange.Redis connection to use the token for authentication. It also maintains the token, proactively refreshing it and re-authenticating the connection to maintain uninterrupted communication with the cache over multiple days.


See sample/Sample.cs for detailed examples of how to use the extension for all supported authentication scenarios.

High level instructions:

  1. Add a reference to the Microsoft.Azure.StackExchangeRedis NuGet package in your Redis client project.

  2. In your Redis connection code, first create a ConfigurationOptions instance. You can use the .Parse() method to create an instance from a Redis connection string or the cache host name alone.

var configurationOptions = ConfigurationOptions.Parse($"{cacheHostName}:6380");
  1. Use one of the ConfigureForAzure* extension methods supplied by this package to configure the authentication options:
// DefaultAzureCredential
await configurationOptions.ConfigureForAzureWithTokenCredentialAsync(new DefaultAzureCredential());

// User-assigned managed identity
await configurationOptions.ConfigureForAzureWithUserAssignedManagedIdentityAsync(managedIdentityClientId);

// System-assigned managed identity
await configurationOptions.ConfigureForAzureWithSystemAssignedManagedIdentityAsync();

// Service principal secret
await configurationOptions.ConfigureForAzureWithServicePrincipalAsync(clientId, tenantId, secret);

// Service principal certificate
await configurationOptions.ConfigureForAzureWithServicePrincipalAsync(clientId, tenantId, certificate);

// Service principal certificate with Subject Name + Issuer (SNI) authentication (Microsoft internal use only)
await configurationOptions.ConfigureForAzureAsync(new AzureCacheOptions
    ClientId = clientId,
    ServicePrincipalTenantId = tenantId,
    ServicePrincipalCertificate = certificate,
    SendX5C = true // Enables Subject Name + Issuer authentication
  1. Create the connection, passing in the ConfigurationOptions instance
var connectionMultiplexer = await ConnectionMultiplexer.ConnectAsync(configurationOptions);
  1. Use the connectionMultiplexer to interact with Redis as you normally would.

Running the sample

The sample directory contains a project showing how to connect to an Azure Redis cache using the various authentication mechanisms supported by this extension. Borrow code from this sample for your own project, or simply run it to test the authentication configuration on your cache. It will prompt you for the type of authentication to use and the specific credentials needed. To run the sample:

  1. Create an Azure Cache for Redis resource
  2. Configure AAD authentication on your cache using the instructions in Use Microsoft Entra ID for cache authentication
  3. dotnet run <path to Microsoft.Azure.StackExchangeRedis.Sample.csproj>, or run the project in Visual Studio or your favorite IDE
  4. Follow the prompts to enter your credentials and test the connection to the cache

NOTE: The sample project uses a <ProjectReference> to the extension project in this repo. To run the project on its own using the released Microsoft.Azure.StackExchangeRedis NuGet package, replace the <ProjectReference> in Microsoft.Azure.StackExchangeRedis.Sample.csproj with a <PackageReference>.


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We use SemVer for versioning. For the versions available, see the releases.


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details.

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