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  1. Allow same dns name on multiple web apps

    When migrating between two azure web apps, I wanted to have the same dns name active on both the new and the old web app on the same time. Of course the old one has been authorized through DNS and the new one is authorized through DNS as well. But to avoid downtime having both accept requests for the live domain name during DNS propagation would be good.

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    • tomcat/jetty problem report in azure portal

      By now if a java web server is not running nothing is reported in the azure portal.

      Start/Stop/Restart are made over the IIS, that then starts/stops/restarts the corresponding java web server.

      If we have any problem with the java web server, nothing is reported. We need to go the process explorer and check the logs to see when the java web server is not able to run.

      13 votes
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      • improve java site logs in azure

        By now the only way to see Tomcat logs in real-time, is by opening the Kudu Debug Console, browse into tomcat logs folder and type tail -f catalina-YYYY-MM-DD.log

        Azure PowerShell: Get-AzureWebSiteLog -Name webappname –Tail doesn't work.

        "Log Stream" in Azure Portal are showing the IIS logs and not the Tomcat logs even in the "web server logs".

        You should support the same features for the Jetty web server.

        Azure should be technology agnostic, but for the moment it's not! You need to make and extra effort on it!

        15 votes
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        • Golang support for Azure Functions

          C# and other environments are already supported; it would be nice if Go / Golang was one of them. I'd love to handle web requests using Golang + Azure Functions.

          It could provide the "HTTP Requests" via the stdin, while the "HTTP Response" can be given via the stdout. (or whatever those two are called on Windows ;-) )

          47 votes
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          • Add "Virtual Directory" info for Web App Publish

            When targeting an Azure Web App Virtual Directory, the label "Site Name" gives the user no clue that the Virtual Directory needs to be appended here AND to the Destination URL.

            Most helpful would be a modification to the Publish Web screen for a Web Application Project, perhaps a "Virtual Directory?" in italics with a "circle i" to hover over with more information.

            Also helpful would be some text on the Azure Web App -> All Settings -> Application Settings -> Virtual Applications and Directories entry. Maybe even move the Virtual Applications and Directories up a level in the All…

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            • Allow us to remove the Zend Extension "opcache" from the default php.ini file

              When you run PHP 5.5+ in an Azure website, the opcache Zend Extension is automatically enabled as the first Zend extension in the php.ini file.

              "[ExtensionList]
              ...
              zend_extension=php_opcache.dll"

              Any other Zend extension we add is appended after opcache.

              Since this file is read-only, you cannot remove this extension.

              This conflicts with other Zend extensions like ioncube, which require themselves to be the first extension loaded.

              Please allow us to choose whether the opcache extension is enabled in php.ini OR give us a way to remove it WITHOUT running a custom PHP runtime of our own.

              I'd much rather you manage…

              6 votes
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              • allow developers to specify the url that the alwayson pinger uses.

                Not much more to say. Let me tell you guys what url the alwayson pinger should hit. This keeps me from having to deal with the default url it hits by making an unused tenant in my saas application and writing url rewrite rules to deal with the url you use.

                4 votes
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                • Outbound ip addresses as an environment variable

                  We can get web app outbound ip addresses as a environment variable. It s too much simplier to get ip adresses from application.

                  Environment.GetVariable("OUTBOUND_IP_ADDRESS")

                  13 votes
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                  • App Service backup centrally managed

                    It would be good to see all backup jobs in a single view rather than having to click each one to check if the backup completed successfully.

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                    • Allow adding same custom domains from my other subscription

                      Currently it is not possible to add custom domain to web apps in different subscriptions.

                      e.g. West EU and North EU deployment in different subscriptions.

                      Error : The host name "domain" is already assigned to another Azure website.

                      46 votes
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                      • Provide access to HTTPERR logs

                        Currently, enabling "Web Server Logging" appears to archive only the W3C request logs. The HTTPERR logs are the only way to see any requests that failed or were rejected by the server due to TCP timeouts, idle connections, filled request queues, and similar circumstances.

                        https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/820729

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                        • Ability to suspend App Service Plans without charge

                          To save on costs, we want the ability to shut down an App Service Plan overnight while nobody is using it. We can shut down the Web App itself in an automated fashion, but the App Service Plan still charges us even through there are no running instances. Deleting and rebuilding the App Service and the App Service Plan is an option, but it is messy. Please consider not charging for periods where there are no running resources attached to the App Service Plan.

                          46 votes
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                          • Support optional client certificates for TLS mutual auth

                            Client certificat optional

                            In IIS the client certificat may be:
                            - ignored
                            - accepted (certificat optional)
                            - asked (certificat mandatory)

                            But on app service it can't be "accepted".

                            38 votes
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                            • Add PowerShell support for managing autoscale

                              I'd like to be able to manage autoscaling my web app from an Azure Automation runbook. A PowerShell interface to manage autoscale settings would be extremely useful for this.

                              3 votes
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                              • Allow access to certificate stores

                                As of today, you can't programatically install your own certificates (e.g. read from App_Data and Add(..) to store) to the Root or CertificateAuthority stores. This is seen in the LocalMachine as well as CurrentUser certificate store location. The PaaS responds with a "CryptographicException: Access is denied." which is bizarre because non-basic plan customers are paying for the entire underlying VM. Even on the basic plan you should allow this but restrict it to the CurrentUser store location since the VM/IIS could be shared with other cloud customers.

                                As of now, you can only access the "My" store which is a…

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                                • Create Additional App Service Plans with More Memory

                                  When running multiple sites or applications on an app service plan with low CPU usage but high memory usage it is possible to run into memory contention which leads to downtime. Auto scaling does not help with this scenario. The "mitigate" feature is useful, but it would be better to offer a few new service levels with additional memory for such application. For example, when using .NET caching for certain objects locally in the OS.

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                                  • rc4 still accepted

                                    Either through a configuration/scale option, or just blanket by default, I want to be able to disable RC4 ciphers (and any other insecure cipher suites) in Azure Websites so I can get an A rating (or better) from the Qualys SSL Labls SSL Server Test (https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html).

                                    This is a previous suggestion which has been marked as completed but clearly is not as numerous people are still having the issue and now having to consider moving supplier if passing a pen test which tests for this is part of a contractual agreement with the customer.

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                                    • App Service Plan instance count is unreliable

                                      When selecting a service plan, we've seen many cases of seeing different information in the Information part and in the Scale Out graph. The information tab almost always shows '1' even when you use 10 instances, while the Scale Out has a tendency to be very slow in showing when instances have been liberated (probably because of the granularity of 1 hour), and it has a tendency thus to show 10 when we only use 1.

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                                      • Document the accuracy of the system clock

                                        There is currently no official SLA or documentation on what the accuracy or update frequency of the system clock is (at service start and over time).

                                        Regardless of the actual values, they should be documented so that developers know how much skew they can expect from APIs like System.DateTime.UtcNow() and judge whether those APIs are sufficient for their application

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Tell if Microsoft Azure Alerts are caused by platform issues

                                          One of my web apps have clogged my inbox with Microsoft Azure Alerts and I recently finished a support errand on this issue. It turns out that all of them happened in the middle of platform issues known by the backend. There is currently no way for me to find out about this, causing the flooding error messages to become a "The boy who cried wolf"-issue. If there currently is a platform issue, please state so in the Microsoft Azure Alert that's emailed out so that we do not have to start checking our web-apps late on weekends for no…

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