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  1. 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.

      14 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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        • 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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            under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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            • [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.

              36 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.

                26 votes
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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?

                    68 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.

                      73 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

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                          0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          76 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            37 votes
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                              3 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…

                              12 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.

                                9 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.

                                  16 votes
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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.

                                    47 votes
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                                    • Add build system for app service on linux

                                      I use App service on Linux with dotnet core container.

                                      Currently, deploy to app service on Linux is git push or ftp.

                                      Deploy by FTP is non secure, so i want to use git.

                                      But, it is not build at time of git push, I have to commit artifacts to Git.

                                      So i would like to add a system to run the build at git push.

                                      12 votes
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                                      • Custom request headers in web server logs

                                        This is generally useful, but my usecase if with Cloudflare:

                                        When a web app is behind Cloudflare, all visitor IPs come Cloudflare's IPs. Cloudflare does forward the original visitor IP with a custom request header. I want to log this value in my web server logs. In IIS this is achieved with Advanced Logging, but this capability does not seem available in Azure web apps.

                                        https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170666-How-do-I-correct-visitor-IP-with-Microsoft-IIS-

                                        17 votes
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                                        • Cloud Explorer and Server Explorer

                                          There is two way to manage Azure Resources in Visual Studio, Cloud Explorer and Server Explorer.
                                          However, even if we start the WebJob using one of these, we can still click "start" in the other one.
                                          Also, we can attach a debugger to a individual WebJob in Server Explorer, but we can't select individual WebJob in Cloud Explorer.
                                          It will be useful if the two tools moves synchronously.

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