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  1. 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…

      32 votes
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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.

        8 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…

            75 votes
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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

            • EasyAuth Claims transformation/augmentation

              Custom claims don't persist between requests in EasyAuth. Allowing to customize claims would be an enormous boost for EasyAuth.

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              • Provide option to make Diagnostic Logging settings sticky to a slot

                We make generous use of sticky slot settings. They enable us to swap code without swapping configuration.

                Unfortunately for our design, diagnostic logging settings cannot be marked as sticky. Before a swap, our production slot might be logging to a production storage account, and our staging slot might be logging to a staging storage account. After the swap, production is logging to stage, and stage is logging to production. This results in muddy log files where one cannot be certain which slot was responsible for which log entries.

                Please provide an option to make diagnostic logging settings sticky to a…

                11 votes
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                • Improve DNS verification procedure for vendors that host sites others point to

                  We host some services and our clients point to them using CNAMEs. We want to move from cloud services to web apps but right now it's a massive pain. We have to notify all our clients to first add TXT records for approval, then approve and then ask all of them to switch to new CNAME. Asking clients to do any DNS changes is already a problem and now we have to coordinate with all of them to first add txt records and then point to new service. This makes the whole process really painful even though we are already…

                  8 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • [Linux] Allow to access certicate store within linux app services

                    It is currently not possible to use certificates in Linux App Services as described in this blog post:

                    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/using-certificates-in-azure-websites-applications/

                    Please add access to the azure certificate store within a linux container.

                    34 votes
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                    • Allow Custom URL Rewrite Handler for Database

                      Allow installation of a GAC custom rewrite handler for doing URL rewrites on Web Apps using a database backend.

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                      • Support OWIN Self-Hosting In Azure Websites - Repost since it was declined a year ago.

                        Support OWIN Self-Hosting In Azure Websites - Repost since it was declined a year ago.

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                        • Make a JDK available with the JCE Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files applied

                          Currently, none of the JDK's have the JCE Unlimited Strength policy files applied.

                          http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jce8-download-2133166.html

                          Please can these either be applied by default or can there be an option to have them applied?

                          52 votes
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                          • Azure websites should permit to set a regional time setting independent of the Region deployed.

                            Right now when an Azure website is created it sets the time to the region specified on the deployment.
                            It would be useful to be able con configure the ntp server for a website for the country our company is set, independent of the azure datacenter where the website was deployed.

                            72 votes
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                            • Enable 'Connect', 'Log Stream', 'Console' etc for App Service Environment

                              When you deploy an App Service into an App Service Environment behind an ILB, much of the UI is greyed out. Examples of this is the 'Connect' button, 'Log Stream', 'Console' etc.

                              I have to manually construct a URL to get to the kudu endpoint right now in order to use the console.

                              16 votes
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                              • Antimalware feature on Web Apps (App Service)

                                Cloud Services and Virtual Machines have an antimalware feature to protect themselves from viruses.
                                However, Web Apps only protects their platform, and there is no customer-facing antimalware service now.
                                If we develop an application which receives files from anonymous users with an upload form, we can't detect and get rid of the viruses.
                                We strongly request the antimalware feature like that Cloud Services and Virtual Machines do.

                                63 votes
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                                • Restart App Service Plan (all Web Apps in a plan), something similar to iisreset, from within the portal

                                  It would be great to have a restart button, similar to the restart button in a Web App, but on the App Service Plan level to restart all Web Apps in a plan. something similar to iisreset.

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

                                    Hi Ibrahim,

                                    What issue are you trying to solve? What use case would this be used for?

                                    It seems to me that placing a restart option on the plan level might do more harm than good, by resetting the memory on all the apps under the plan. Depending on your scenario, auto-heal would be a great solution to solve individual machine issues. See a video by my colleagues here for more details: https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Windows-Azure-Web-Sites-Tutorials/Auto-Healing-an-Azure-App-Service

                                    Placing this idea under review for now until I understand what’s at the base of the request here.

                                    Thanks!
                                    Oded

                                  • Ability to incrementally create/update AppSettings & ConnectionStrings

                                    Actual problem:
                                    Today if we don't provide all of the existing AppSettings or ConnectionStrings, the ones we omit are removed.

                                    Feature:
                                    A little bit like the ARM deployment mode, add the ability to specify an Incremental & Complete mode when pushing settings. To ensure compatibility, Complete would be the default, keeping the behavior we have today. If we set the mode to Incremental, only the provided settings would be created/updated, leaving existing settings untouched.

                                    Use cases:
                                    This would be very useful in cases where we want to sync AppSettings or ConnectionStrings for resources directly in our ARM templates for only…

                                    9 votes
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                                    • allow empty collection as a value of Set-AzureRmWebApp -AppSettings parameter

                                      Attempting to clear AppSettings using
                                      Set-AzureRmWebApp -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName -Name $name -AppSettings @{}
                                      fails the validation. I believe this is a bug because it should be possible to clear all AppSettings this way.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Web App on Linux MySQL support within the web app (same as Web Apps)

                                        Enable MySQL within the Linux Web App, as the IIS Web Apps have.

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                                        • Support for Docker on Windows App Service

                                          Similar to the Linux App Service Docker support. Having support for a Windows Docker container running in an App Service Plan.

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