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  1. 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-

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      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      27 votes
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      • Make the remote debugging of the WebJob more easly

        The remote debugging function will be more useful, if there is one of the function (or both) I mention below.

        1. Enable remote debugging for the "scheduled" WebJob
        2. Automatically attach the debugger when starting the "continuous" WebJob

        If we want to remote debug a WebJob using Visual Studio, it is only supported for the "continuous" WebJob.
        Thus, if we want to debug a scheduled WebJob, we have to set the WebJob as "continuous", even if it is a "scheduled WebJob".

        However, when we remote debug the continuous web job, we have to start the WebJob before attaching the debugger…

        33 votes
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        • Allow Azure Mobile apps AAD authentication express configuration to use more than just the default directory

          Allow Azure Mobile apps AAD authentication express configuration to use more than just the default directory.

          Configuring AAD authentication using the advanced option is TRICKY. Express is slick but limits you to the default directory of your subscription

          5 votes
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          • Show metrics of different unit in the web app blade

            In the Azure Portal web app blade, we can show metrics of "CPU time", "Data In", "Http Errors", and so on.
            However, we can only choose the metrics which the unit is same at the same time.
            For example, we can choose "Average Response Time" and "CPU time" at the same time, but we can't choose "Http Server Errors".
            We wan't to choose metrics of different unit at the same time.

            6 votes
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            • Allow managing SSL certificates

              Right now "All Resources" displays an SSL certificate as "THUMBPRINT##West Europe#" and fails to load a certificate blade if clicken on this resource.

              An option to renaming the certificate to match naming convention of other resources would be the second good fix.

              3 votes
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              • Return 40x for "http://....azurewebsites.net/:"

                Return 40x for "http://....azurewebsites.net/:"

                When we request a WebApps URL adding ":" in it's tail, we will get HTTP 500.19 error. It should return HTTP 40x (400 Bad request or 404 Not found) as same as OnPremiss IIS.

                I have concern about this response has a server header and we can't remove it. And also this can trigger Alert rule and/or AutoHealing rule for HTTP 500 from the outside.

                Additional info: we could not change this behavior with any settings (RequestFiltering, URLRewrite and so on). FREB shows that this error comes from IIS Web Core as the following.

                51 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add static IP address for outbound traffic without the use of App Service Environment

                  There are many reasons you may want to have a static IP address for outbound connections. For example, you may be accessing a system which requires you to whitelist IP address in a firewall, such as SQL Database or an external service.

                  Currently, the only way to get a static IP address for outbound connections is to use App Service Environment. App Service Environments are quite complex, and has a very high price tag. You need at least 4 instances, 2 of which must be P2, meaning you'll pay at least 1000 EUR/month. Paying 1000 EUR/month just because you want…

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                    6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks for the suggestion. The App Service is a multi tenant service which makes features like this more challenging. Because the App Service Environment is single tenant and runs in your VNet it makes having a static IP for outbound requests from your app possible.

                    Christina

                  • Group App Services by subscription and resource group in Azure App Service Companion

                    If you have multiple subscriptions and many resource groups per subscription you see one very long list of app services in the new Azure App Sevice Companion. Please group App Services by subscription and resource group.

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                    • In App Services and App Service Plans, add an alert for "Disk quotas" usage.

                      If an App Service or an App Service Plan reach its disk quotas, you are alerted if you go into the portal, but you cannot configure an alert in the "Alert" section of AS or ASP.

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                      • Allow for multiple logins in app service Companion

                        I use a personal and corporate login to manage different subscription. It would be nice if I could log into both and see multiple subscriptions like VS tooling does.

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                        • Automatic deletion of App Service plan should be an option

                          Sometimes we need an App Service plan that acts as a pool for hosting Web Apps, and as such it can sometimes be not be bound to any App. But when one deletes the last app hosted by this plan, the plan automatically deletes itself. This behavior should be an option when we create a plan.

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                            • Ability to set different machinekey for each deployment slot

                              There must be a way to set different machinekey element for different deployment slots. So that user authenticated on one slot don't get authenticated on all slots.

                              Currently machinekey can only be configured in web.config. and web.config gets also gets swapped when slots are swapped.

                              7 votes
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                              • Access all quotas & limits on websites to determine bottlenecks

                                Running a site on a PaaS is a wonderful thing until you hit boundaries and lack transparency to quickly respond to issues.
                                Especially because the times you're hitting those issues are usually very time critical!

                                E.g. we had a Web App scaled out to 6 servers but noticed that we had major performance issues even though the CPUs were only at 10% the database DTU usage was only at 1% and any available metric was in a very reasonable range.
                                Only after many hours intense back and forth with the support team were we able to determine that we're hitting…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  This is started but not in the manner you might expect. We are making a number of changes so that you will not hit an IOPS limit issue anymore.
                                  As a general rule though, we do try to push up information when quotas are hit.
                                  Christina

                                • Show the current github configured branch

                                  Currently you have to use the Resource Explorer to figure out/remember which GitHub branch you had configured. This is pretty inconvenient. Even showing it in the logs would be more useful.

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                                  • Add IP address to 'Testing in Production' section of WebApps

                                    Currently you can create new slots and distribute the percentage of traffic between them. What would be very helpful is to add a IP address to this, so all traffic (or a percentage of traffic) from a certain IP would go to a certain slot.
                                    The use case for this would be adding your companies IP address to go to the staging slot so they can all test the website, without them switching between a production and staging url all the time.

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                                    • Add a Remove-AzureRmWebAppCertificate cmdlet

                                      There is no PowerShell cmdlet for Remove-AzureRmWebAppCertificate. This would be really useful to enable cleanup of old certificates that are no longer used.

                                      (Note: I'm aware that using Remove-AzureRmWebAppSSLBinding will clean up a certificate if it's not referenced anymore. However, in production applications we don't want to use that cmdlet when updating an SSL certificate - we instead use New-AzureRmWebAppSSLBinding to overwrite the existing binding to the new certificate. The New-AzureRmWebAppSSLBinding cmdlet doesn't clean up the unused old certificate.)

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                                      • Add the ability to see the request queue for web apps in the azure portal

                                        It would be great if we could see the current request queue for a web app in the portal (like you can in IIS)

                                        This is very useful for debugging issues with long running requests and spotting weird things like 1 ip making masses of concurrent requests.

                                        20 votes
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                                        • Install 64 bit dotnet.exe runtime

                                          I have a memory intensive webjob that uses dotnet.exe and needs to run in 64 bit mode. But the dotnet.exe currently installed is 32 bit.

                                          Is there an easy way to change this to 64 bit? Or can the 64 bit dotnet.exe be installed by default?

                                          13 votes
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