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. 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

      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.

        71 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".

          65 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.

            6 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…

              10 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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                • 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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                  • 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.

                    6 votes
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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.

                      19 votes
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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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                        • Allow AAD multi-tenant Apps using App Service Authentication and Authorization

                          Allow Azure Active Directory (AAD) multi-tenant Apps using App Service Authentication and Authorization.

                          After on-boarding a tenant with a multi tenant AAD App (Client), the tenant is not able to login to protected Web/Api Apps on App Services.

                          The ClientId used is the same in AAD Multitenant App.
                          The STS url is/can only be configured for the App/Client primary tenant GUID.

                          There are no options to enable-multi tenant STS on App Service Authentication and authorization interface.

                          31 votes
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                          • Getting deployment id from continuous deployments

                            Using Kudu we can find out environment variables etc, but unfortunately little information about the deployment information from a "Continuous deployment".
                            I see the source, i.e. "GitHub", but it would be good to grab some more information, such as deployment id (e.g. d8950da).

                            Room for improvements for something I've missed?

                            8 votes
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                              Thank you Johan for pointing this out. As a temporary workaround, the Deployment Details blade in the Azure Portal shows entries such as the following: “Preparing deployment for commit id … .” We will look into options for surfacing the deployment ID.

                              Daria, Azure App Service

                            • Azure webapps, sort the application settings

                              I would like the application settings section of the Azure webapp (and any other Azure resource) to have a default alphabetical sort, or even better, to be able to configure the order of the key/value pairs displayed.

                              This would improve application management where keys need to be readily identified (e.g. Client secret keys which need to be renewed).
                              The current portal simply appends the last created setting to the bottom, which means that developers and sysadmins have to be very fastidious around knowing the full extent of app settings to begin with.

                              Thanks!

                              111 votes
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                              • Install necessary updates to make the new cultures like en-HK available

                                Unless I'm missing something, CultureInfo for en-HK is not available for .NET code running on Azure App Service ("CultureNotFoundException: Culture is not supported. en-HK is an invalid culture identifier"). On Azure Cloud Services, the latest guest OS includes this culture and many others.

                                I guess this is related to automatic OS update management, which Azure App Service should do automatically. I'm uncertain as to what factors are involved for making the latest .NET cultures available in App Service. Will these cultures be made available soon, or is there some reason why they're not supported?

                                Note that I'm talking about "out…

                                12 votes
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                                • Add "Machine Move" Alerts and Webhooks

                                  Would it be possible to set up Alerts and Webhooks for when Azure changes the underlying machines that run each App Service?

                                  We run a website which (as part of it's operation) tracks the machines it is running on. Through this we can see that every now and again the underlying machine changes with no apparent reason. We assume that this is because the underlying machine has been patched and needs a reboot (or something like that) and thus our website has been provisioned to a different machine. All of that is fine, we understand this is all part and…

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                                  • Add support for managing ip/domain restrictions from Azure portal.

                                    It's currently possible by editing the web.config file, we'd like to manage these settings from Azure Portal. Security settings should be managed by admins, not developers.

                                    Source: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ip-and-domain-restrictions-for-windows-azure-web-sites/

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Split off Domain registration and DNS Services from web apps

                                      Currently, registering a domain and using External dns I believe is tied to a web app. Splitt off domains and create it as it's own entity. This will allow you to use those domains in different services.

                                      Use Case:
                                      1. Register a domain, independently in an entity in the portal called "Domains" or something
                                      2. Add DNS Services to the domain... (Now I can add dns entries independantly)
                                      3. Use the "custom domain" in a web app, no need to verify with dns entries, as the domain is already registered and help in azure (Nameservers are with Azure)

                                      etc etc…

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Version data for deployed slot

                                        I'm using ARM template to deploy a new slot to an existing webapp, the problem is that there is no way of seeing or passing the version of the build that the slot has.

                                        It would be really useful to have a "Version" -field in the portal where I can pass the version data of the build so that you could easily see which slot has which build version.

                                        13 votes
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                                        • Add ability send a sample/test webhook for azure alerts

                                          It's great that Azure is expanding webhooks support (with alerts and kudu notifications now available), but it would be very helpful for developing and debugging webhook handlers to be able to simulate a webhook request on demand. Stripe, and many other services that expose webhooks have this functionality.

                                          7 votes
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