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  1. 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.

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    • 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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        9 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

      • 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.

        14 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          10 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…

            24 votes
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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.

              3 votes
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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.

                6 votes
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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.

                    25 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?

                      39 votes
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                      • Azure App Service Certificate : Add support for EV certificates (Extended Validation)

                        Azure App Service Certificate permit to have standard SSL and Wildcard. But need to add a new SKU for permit customers to register an EV Certificate too (Extended Validation)

                        34 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  App Gallery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Azure Key Vault Recently announced support for EV certificates with 3rd party integration.

                          https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kv/2016/09/26/manage-certificates-via-azure-key-vault/
                          https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kv/2016/09/26/get-started-with-azure-key-vault-certificates/

                          Currently there are no immediate plans to offer EV certificates using Azure App Service Certificates. This item is tracked in our backlog.

                        • Add path support for the "authentication enabled" option

                          The "authentication enabled" option is great for quick and easy auth-enabling of websites. It would be great if it had pathing support so that I could control which parts of the website got protected and which didn't.

                          4 votes
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                          • Provide a real support for integrating Web Apps with resources inside a virtual network

                            The current implementation of Vnet integration with Web Apps is nowhere near good enough.
                            1. ASE's: ASE's are fine, but the extreme cost makes it completely unrealistic to use the feature except for very large sites.
                            2. Point-to-Site Vnets: If my vnet is an Expressroute vnet then I have no way to connecto to it using this feature

                            We need a well-working and easy way of integrating webapps with vnets. The optimal solution would be a simple "yes/no" for giving the web app an ip address inside the virtual network.

                            39 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Quota and Set Retention Setting from ASM to ARM Portal

                              Could the Quota and Set Retention Setting from the Classic Azure Portal Web App -> Configure -> Site Diagnostics be moved over to the ARM Portal. These are two pretty important settings that seem to be missing from the new App Services -> Settings -> Diagnostics logs blade.

                              3 votes
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                              • Azure App Service Backup Alerts

                                Could email notifications please be added to the Azure App Service Backups. It would be nice to be notified on a daily/weekly basis if the backups of my App Services and completing successfully, partially successfully or failing.

                                48 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Azure Notifications to Microsoft Flow

                                  Azure could really help our team communication by allowing notifications to go to Flow so we can post them where our team can see.

                                  For example, when a slot is swapped, I want that to go somewhere so people know. We manually post notifications to Skype right now to affected teams.

                                  It would be great to get alerts, notifications of new resources created, and other messages sent to Flow so we can use them however we want.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Allow uploading private certificates to the trusted root certificate store

                                    It is quite common for certificate authorities to issue certificates for enterprise customers that come from root ca's not already in the trusted root certificate store.

                                    It would be good if you could allow private root certificates to be added to the trusted root certificate store.

                                    21 votes
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                                    • App Service connect to P2S into a coexistence model (VPN + ExR gateway in the same VNET)

                                      Please allow App Services to connect to the P2S VPN of a VNET that is running an Express Route Gateway and VPN Gateway.

                                      19 votes
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                                      • performance test can't be turned off

                                        Only way to disable performance test after deployment is to delete the deployment source and readd it.

                                        34 votes
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                                        • Fix export of resource type 'Microsoft.Web/sites/config'

                                          get error :"Could not get resources of the type 'Microsoft.Web/sites/config'. Resources of this type will not be exported. (Code: ExportTemplateProviderError)"

                                          Among the obvious it would be nice to see how to set various app settings like turning off PHP and activating 'Always On' or maybe turning off 'ARR Affinity'.

                                          45 votes
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