Web Apps

Web Apps in Azure App Service provide a scalable, reliable, and easy-to-use environment for hosting web applications. Select from a range of frameworks and templates to create a web site in seconds. Use any tool or OS to develop your site with .NET, PHP, Node.js or Python. Choose from a variety of source control options including TFS, GitHub, and BitBucket to set up continuous integration and develop as a team.

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  1. performance test can't be turned off

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

    17 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'.

      9 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

        7 votes
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          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.

          2 votes
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          • Ability to disable WebJob

            Be good to be able to disable a webjob - Seems like the only way to do so would be to delete the job and then reload when you want to restart.

            6 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.

              4 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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                  • 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 ;-) )

                    35 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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                            • blob deleted trigger for web jobs

                              The BlobTrigger for Azure web jobs works great when a blob is uploaded (whether or not it replaces an already existing blob). It would be just as useful to have the trigger firing when a blob is deleted- or have another trigger for deleted blobs.

                              9 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.

                                4 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.

                                  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

                                    2 votes
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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.

                                      40 votes
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                                      • Have the Azure Powershell modules available on a Webjob Powershell host

                                        Make the Azure Powershell commandlets available when running Powershell in a WebJob. As of now, you have to upload the modules yourself, and sort out dependencies.

                                        6 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".

                                          24 votes
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