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  1. 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.

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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")

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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.

          43 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.

              52 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".

                50 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.

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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.

                      7 votes
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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.

                          7 votes
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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…

                              3 votes
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                              • Make F# a first class citizen

                                Make F# use in APP Service as easy as choosing C#, php or Java.

                                5 votes
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                                • Ability to lock App Service Application Settings values

                                  It would be nice to "lock" certain aspects of the App Service. For example, after the .NET Framework Version of an App Service has been set, it will rarely purposefully change. If there was a "lock" checkbox next to app settings that you would have to uncheck in addition to changing the value as a safeguard against unintended changes. Or, on save of Application Settings, if a summary screen appeared showing you exactly what you were changing.

                                  back story:
                                  We accidentally changed .NET Framework Version of our App Service under the Application Settings tab and saved the change. We believe…

                                  2 votes
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                                    The azure portal provides the ability to lock a resource for read-only.

                                    You can do this navigating to the resource, then under Settings>Locks.

                                    From here you can set a read-only lock or a delete lock.

                                    read-only would accomplish your request.
                                    Byron

                                  • Disable SSLv2 due to DROWN attack

                                    According to the test page https://*.azurewebsites.net sites are vulnerable to the DROWN attack because SSLv2 is enabled:
                                    https://test.drownattack.com/?site=azurewebsites.net

                                    SSLv2 should be Disabled.

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                                    • Allow HTTP Basic authentication on basic apps

                                      Sometimes there is a need to deny access to a directory path via basic http authentication. This doesn't seem possible to set up via the azure portal.

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                                      • traffic routine based on Azure AD Group

                                        Now we can split traffic between multiple deployment slots, but this will be done randomly. My customer asked me about option- when he can define azure active directory group, who will be redirected to some deployment slot.

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                                        • Make Easy Tables Support Unlimited Columns

                                          So far, I am very pleased with Microsoft Azure. Previously I had used Parse, which implemented something similar in their user interface to easy tables. However, after switching to Azure I cannot see all of my columns on my table. This is because the width of the blade does not not expand to fit the table and does not provide a horizontal scroll feature such as Parse. In the images attached, notice the difference between the same table, shown on Microsoft Azure and on Parse. It is problematic to read my data through the portal. Any comments or suggestions you…

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