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  1. 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.

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

      10 votes
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      • 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.

          27 votes
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            3 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.

              20 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.

                12 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.

                  30 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'.

                    40 votes
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                    • Allow Powershell Set-AzureWebsite to toggle Always On

                      It seems like every option is available EXCEPT this. Seems like it could be bolted on similarly to the others, like -WebSocketsEnabled<Boolean>.

                      https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn495207.aspx

                      11 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        This is currently not supported with Set-AzureWebsite or Set-AzureRmWebApp commands, we are currently looking into ways to add the support to the new Azure Resource Manager PowerShell cmdlets
                        http://aka.ms/webapp-powershell

                        For now you can use something like the following:

                        Define the following function:
                        Function SetWebApp($ResourceGroupName, $SiteName, $ConfigObject)
                        {
                        Set-AzureRmResource -ResourceGroupName $ResourceGroupName -ResourceType Microsoft.Web/sites -Name $SiteName -PropertyObject $ConfigObject -ApiVersion $WebAppApiVersion -Force
                        }

                        And call it like this:
                        SetWebApp $ResourceGroupName $SiteName @{ “alwaysOn” = $true }

                        Ahmed, Azure App Service Team

                      • Show Deployment Source

                        Add the ability to view the "Deployment source" settings for a Web App.
                        Example: When setting the Deployment Source for a Web App, if you select Drop Box as a source and provide a directory, the Management UI doesn't show you what directory the deployment is coming from after it has been set. It would be nice to be able to see what the directory was so you can confirm it is coming from the right directory without having to Disconnect and Reconnect the deployment source.

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                        • 35 votes
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                          • 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.

                            5 votes
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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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                                • 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.

                                    5 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.

                                        5 votes
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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.

                                          43 votes
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