Web Apps

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  1. Re-enable Webjobs in ILB-ASE

    It's really frustrating that the Webjobs option is greyed out in the portal for all our Web Apps that are in an ILB-ASE and that they are not accessible with our Azure credentials. We now have to create the url manually (https://portal.azure.com/#resource/subscriptions/<subscription-id>/resourceGroups/<resourcegroup-name>/providers/Microsoft.Web/sites/<webapp-name>/webJobs) for every Web App before we can access the Web Job! When we finally have the right URL we have to use the credentials from the publish settings to get access to the specific Web Job, because the Azure credentials won't allow access. This really can't be best practice as we use RBAC to control access…

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    • App Service Environment Scaling Time is Too Long

      It takes a minimum of 2-3 hours, and a maximum of 20-30 hours to perform any scaling operation on App Service Environments.

      This is terribly slow compared to expectations compared with using Classic Cloud Services.

      We are not always able to predict spontaneous traffic growth, and scalling too wide or tall in advance is wasteful of budget and resources.

      20 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for the feedback. We definitely want to improve the ASE scaling experience and have been working on it for several months already. You should already be able to see some of the impacts of those changes rolling out and it will only continue to improve.

        Christina

      • App Service SQL Server PDO Driver

        Please update SQL Server PHP PDO Driver to the 4.1.1 version by Azure App Services. Current version of PDO Driver is very outdated and still has a lot of bugs, that has been fixed 1 year ago.

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        • Enable 'Connect', 'Log Stream', 'Console' etc for App Service Environment

          When you deploy an App Service into an App Service Environment behind an ILB, much of the UI is greyed out. Examples of this is the 'Connect' button, 'Log Stream', 'Console' etc.

          I have to manually construct a URL to get to the kudu endpoint right now in order to use the console.

          16 votes
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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…

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            • App Service Plan blade should have "Metrics per Instance (App Service plan)" menu

              I hardly understand "Metrics per Instance (App Service plan)" menu is only appeared in WebApp blade not App Service Plan blade.
              It would be better to put this menu on App Service Plan also.

              5 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…

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                • Allow managing SSL certificates

                  Right now "All Resources" displays an SSL certificate as "THUMBPRINT##West Europe#" and fails to load a certificate blade if clicken on this resource.

                  An option to renaming the certificate to match naming convention of other resources would be the second good fix.

                  3 votes
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                  • allow empty collection as a value of Set-AzureRmWebApp -AppSettings parameter

                    Attempting to clear AppSettings using
                    Set-AzureRmWebApp -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName -Name $name -AppSettings @{}
                    fails the validation. I believe this is a bug because it should be possible to clear all AppSettings this way.

                    3 votes
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                    • Feature for backing up only certain folders/ files

                      currently the exclusion list is via _backup.filter. But consider the scenario, only certain files or folders needs to be backed up in a huge list of folders files .Consider a scenario of a big webapp with lot of subfolders

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                      • The overwritten data in Connection stringsis not reflected in Backup Configuration.

                        When we choose the Backup Database from Backup configure after The connection strings is overwritten.There is a bug.That doesn't seen to have problem.
                        Using the DevTools(F12),make sure sending datas. The overwritten data in Connection strings of Application setting is not reflected .
                        we have to delete the data once and add new data to avoid this bug and update new data in application setting.

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