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. Make F# a first class citizen

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

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        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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          • Add Support for System.Configuration file and configSource Attributes

            It would be great to have support with deployed websites (and web jobs) along with the Application Settings (<appSettings /> configuration element) to support the "file" and "configSource" attributes, allowing developers to upload files into a special directory that gets resolved at runtime, so that we can do such things as storing secrets and sensitive information in separate configuration sections.

            Additionally, it would be great to have better integration with encrypting/decrypting these configuration sections. There is a cool Visual Studio extension that did this, but it is not current, as an example:
            https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/bff460ef-5907-4c3b-b1cf-322fc5060fe9

            The new one should be able to…

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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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                • 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.

                  13 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?

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

                      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

                    • More stronger App service machines

                      Please add more performance options like VMs for App service apps. I need more stronger machines under App services like DS2 VMs (faster CPU + SSD for example). Please add options to select stronger machines under App services.

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                      • 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!

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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…

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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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                                • In the Web App "Bring External Domains" blade the IP address is not shown.

                                  At the bottom of the blade the text states "The IP Address to use when you configure A Records" but there is no IP address given. When this page is loaded in the classic portal, the IP address is shown.

                                  This piece of information is extremely important when accomplishing this task and should be present.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Unable to upload SSL from a PFX file

                                    After selecting a PFX file from my machine I get the error that the file must of PFX or CER type. Because of this validation issue I am not able to move forward with uploading the certificate.
                                    I was able to upload the same pfx file via the "old" Azure Portal.

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                                    • Continuous integration select visual studio subscription

                                      Make it possible to select the visual studio subscription for continuous integration when you choose for Visual Studio.

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                                      • Enable IP blocking via the Azure portal for PaaS Web Apps, not IIS/web.config

                                        RIght now, Azure only offers IP blocks in the web.config (IIS) level. This is allowing the request to actually get to IIS. We'd like more of a firewall approach, where the AZURE PLATFORM blocks the request on the network layer, never allowing the request to make it to our web app instances.

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                                        • Deployment branch limit

                                          It seems than when you select a branch from git for a deployment slot, you can only see the top 30 branches.

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