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  1. 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

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      1 comment  ·  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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        • 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.

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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.

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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!

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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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                  2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  8 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")

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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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                        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

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                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                            83 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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".

                              77 votes
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                                18 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                  • 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.

                                    7 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.

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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.

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