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Azure SignalR binding spec

Detailed documentation on the Azure SignalR binding component

Component format

To setup Azure SignalR binding create a component of type See this guide on how to create and apply a binding configuration.

kind: Component
  name: <NAME>
  version: v1
  - name: connectionString
    value: "Endpoint=https://<your-azure-signalr>;AccessKey=<your-access-key>;Version=1.0;"
  - name: hub  # Optional
    value: "<hub name>"
  - name: direction 
    value: "<direction of binding>"

Spec metadata fields

Field Required Binding support Details Example
connectionString Y Output The Azure SignalR connection string "Endpoint=https://<your-azure-signalr>;AccessKey=<your-access-key>;Version=1.0;"
hub N Output Defines the hub in which the message will be send. The hub can be dynamically defined as a metadata value when publishing to an output binding (key is “hub”) "myhub"
endpoint N Output Endpoint of Azure SignalR; required if not included in the connectionString or if using Azure AD "https://<your-azure-signalr>"
accessKey N Output Access key "your-access-key"
direction N Output The direction of the binding "output"

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication

The Azure SignalR binding component supports authentication using all Azure Active Directory mechanisms. See the docs for authenticating to Azure to learn more about the relevant component metadata fields based on your choice of Azure AD authentication mechanism.

You have two options to authenticate this component with Azure AD:

  • Pass individual metadata keys:
    • endpoint for the endpoint
    • If needed: azureClientId, azureTenantId and azureClientSecret
  • Pass a connection string with AuthType=aad specified:
    • System-assigned managed identity: Endpoint=https://<servicename>;AuthType=aad;Version=1.0;
    • User-assigned managed identity: Endpoint=https://<servicename>;AuthType=aad;ClientId=<clientid>;Version=1.0;
    • Azure AD application: Endpoint=https://<servicename>;AuthType=aad;ClientId=<clientid>;ClientSecret=<clientsecret>;TenantId=<tenantid>;Version=1.0;
      Note that you cannot use a connection string if your application’s ClientSecret contains a ; character.

Binding support

This component supports output binding with the following operations:

  • create

Additional information

By default the Azure SignalR output binding will broadcast messages to all connected users. To narrow the audience there are two options, both configurable in the Metadata property of the message:

  • group: Sends the message to a specific Azure SignalR group
  • user: Sends the message to a specific Azure SignalR user

Applications publishing to an Azure SignalR output binding should send a message with the following contract:

    "data": {
        "Target": "<enter message name>",
        "Arguments": [
                "sender": "dapr",
                "text": "Message from dapr output binding"
    "metadata": {
        "group": "chat123"
    "operation": "create"

For more information on integration Azure SignalR into a solution check the documentation