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  1. can switch region in anytime

    can switch app services plan to anytime

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    • Metric and alert for Web App file system used quota

      We would like to setup an automatic alert that fires when the file storage of an app plan is reaching its limits.

      Ideally it will be great to have a metric that tells the % of storage (quota) consumed so we can set an alert on top of that metric.

      16 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        This is a great idea and we would like to implement it though there are a few dependencies we need to meet first. We are leaving this on the roadmap for now to see if it gains more customer support which will help with prioritization.

        Thanks,
        Oded

      • rest api full sample app

        You need to provide full sample app in rest api php good for php developers

        7 votes
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        • App Service SQL Server PDO Driver

          Please update SQL Server PHP PDO Driver to the 4.1.1 version by Azure App Services. Current version of PDO Driver is very outdated and still has a lot of bugs, that has been fixed 1 year ago.

          19 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • can we set alert for OpenSocketCount crossing limit on web app level

            If by any chance of buggy code sockets are not closed and the count goes on increasing to the limit set, we should receive alert which will help in web app going down.

            2 votes
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            • The overwritten data in Connection stringsis not reflected in Backup Configuration.

              When we choose the Backup Database from Backup configure after The connection strings is overwritten.There is a bug.That doesn't seen to have problem.
              Using the DevTools(F12),make sure sending datas. The overwritten data in Connection strings of Application setting is not reflected .
              we have to delete the data once and add new data to avoid this bug and update new data in application setting.

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                0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add an SSL Certificate domain redirect checkbox

                purchasing an SSL Certificate for a web app in Azure is convenient and straight forward.

                I followed the instructions in this link:

                Buy and Configure an SSL Certificate for your Azure App Service

                https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service-web/web-sites-purchase-ssl-web-site

                unfortunately, there is a missing step at the end of the procedure. there is no mention on how to configure a web.config rule so that a user is automatically redirected to the secure (https) version of the web site.

                please create a checkbox to easily enable this capability.

                2 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi Stephen,

                  Thank you for the feedback. We have opened an item with our documentation team to update this doc you linked to. There are some improvements we can definitely do in this space to make things clearer. More to come!

                  Thanks,
                  Oded

                • [Azure web app LINUX] VSTS deploy to slot

                  Currently I am using VSTS for my CI/CD to azure web app linux
                  However, unfortunately, there's still a pretty significant downtime for every deployment.

                  I tried to create a staging slot to minimize the downtime, and swap to production. however, VSTS doesn't allow me to deploy to my staging slot.

                  I created a github issues too here https://github.com/Microsoft/vsts-tasks/issues/4460

                  If I can't deploy to my slot, what's the point of having slot in the first place? Please prioritize this as I think this is a pretty important feature

                  6 votes
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                  • Associating Hybrid Connections to Azure App Services cannot be automated

                    There is no way to associate a Hybrid Connection to an Azure App Service via ARM Template or PowerShell.

                    This is a significant gap since we cannot automate this at all when that is the driving factor for DevOps and PaaS services.

                    15 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • force http to https in azure web app linux

                      if an ssl certificate is installed in a domain, why azure web app linux doesn't automatically redirect http to https?

                      10 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks for you suggestion, this is actually an Azure App Service wide feature that are planning to introduce a similar functionality. Once we have such capability we will announce it and update the suggestion.

                        Ahmed
                        App Service Team

                      • Enable 'client certificate authentication' per directory

                        I have a site that only part of it needs to be secured with client certificate authentication, it is able to be enabled on the site level but not the directory level as per this article.

                        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service-web/app-service-web-configure-tls-mutual-auth

                        45 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi,
                          thanks for the feedback. This is not currently possible as client cert auth on App Service is in require mode and as such cannot be delegated to folder level.

                          We will review this item and your feedback, we may look to implement this capability based on customer prioritization.

                          Thanks

                          Andrew

                        • Feature for backing up only certain folders/ files

                          currently the exclusion list is via _backup.filter. But consider the scenario, only certain files or folders needs to be backed up in a huge list of folders files .Consider a scenario of a big webapp with lot of subfolders

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Near-realtime consolidated web app consumption

                            We need a consolidated way to see near-realtime CPU and Memory consumption for each Web App per App Service Plan. This way we can quickly identify which apps are consuming the most resources (specifically CPU and Memory) in that App Service Plan.

                            These are the 2 scenarios we run into often:

                            1. We run many web apps in each App Service Plan. We don't want to pay for a new App Service Plan until all memory (or CPU) is consumed on what we currently have. I could rebalance the sites (move some to another plan) if I could easily see…

                            33 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide more secure TLS ciphers

                              Currently Chrome flags the CBC ciphers as obsolete. CBC ciphers are at the top of the cipher preference list of Azure Web Apps as you can see there: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=test.azurewebsites.net
                              More info: https://www.chromium.org/Home/chromium-security/education/tls#TOC-Cipher-Suites


                              So please provide some more secure ciphers from the ECDHE cipher suite like TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384, TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256, TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256.

                              29 votes
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                              • Copy the application log settings when cloning deployment slots

                                It would be better if the log settings are copied into a newly created slot, when we clone a slot, just like the app settings does.
                                For example, currently when we turn the blob logging enabled and then clone the slot, the logging get disabled in a new slot.
                                On the contrary, the blob container settings remains.

                                This is because the blob container setting is saved as an environment variable in app settings.
                                Here is the result in ResourceExplorer, when I cloned a slot.

                                "applicationLogs": {
                                "fileSystem": {
                                "level": "Off"
                                },
                                "azureTableStorage": {
                                "level": "Off",
                                "sasUrl": "https://strageaccountsample.table.core.windows.net/xxxxxxx"
                                }, …

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                                  0 comments  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • in ASE disable TLS 1.1

                                  Allow for the disablement of TLS 1.1 protocols from ASE in a similar method as TLS 1.0. This would help secure systems further for ISVs building new API Apps and help with additional security concerns and compliance for PCI and others.

                                  Allowing for the same method but adding an additional JSON in cluster settings to actually trigger the TLS 1.1 disablement would be good.

                                  "clusterSettings": [
                                  {
                                  "name": "DisableTls1.0",
                                  "value": "1"
                                  },
                                  {
                                  "name": "DisableTls1.1",
                                  "value": "1"
                                  }
                                  ],

                                  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service-web/app-service-app-service-environment-custom-settings#disable-tls-10

                                  7 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • FTP accounts tied to subscription, not user. Not enough auditing

                                    In the current model, FTP credentials are tied to a user's azure login. Thus, we have no visibility into credentials that are set, as we cannot see other people's FTP credentials they've set. Furthermore, when an FTP account is created or deleted, nothing is logged. This makes it difficult to audit who has access. With the logins being tied to the user, when the user leaves, there is no way for us to reclaim that username unless they delete their ftp credentials first. This doesn't always work, as a user may depart abruptly or not on good terms. Although the…

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                                      4 comments  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Hybrid Connection Manager Support for Linux

                                      We are an ISV leveraging Azure PaaS to provide an iPaaS service to customers. We have a requirement to connect to on premise servers to access line-of-business apps. Currently, we leverage Azure’s Hybrid Connection Manager --- but are limited to Windows servers only. Our customers have both Windows, Linux and mixed environments. This considerably limits our market.

                                      Can we expect Linux support? If so, when? Any suggested work arounds?

                                      Thank you for your consideration.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • [Linux] Allow remote debugging of .NET core apps hosted by linux app services

                                        It is currently not possible to remote debug .NET core applications running on Azure Linux App Services. Please consider to add remote debugging to the feature list of Linux App Services.

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                                        • Stop TiP causing security warnings

                                          Currently Testing in Production (TiP) can be used for two purposes: A/B testing or deploying multiple versions of the same website (eg. production and staging).

                                          Some companies like us use TiP only for the second purpose, but as soon as we enable the feature, an additional cookie called "TiPMix" added to our website. The purpose of the cookie is enable A/B testing and help to decide which user should be randomly routed to which slot. We always route 100% of our traffic to the production slot, so no decision have to be made in our case thus we don't need…

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                                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi all,

                                            Thank you for the feedback up the issue! We intend to make some corrections to how we display the security warnings. This shouldn’t happen too far from now though I don’t have a concrete timeline to share yet. When more info is available, I’ll update the post.

                                            Thanks!
                                            Oded

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