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  1. Return 40x for "http://....azurewebsites.net/:"

    Return 40x for "http://....azurewebsites.net/:"

    When we request a WebApps URL adding ":" in it's tail, we will get HTTP 500.19 error. It should return HTTP 40x (400 Bad request or 404 Not found) as same as OnPremiss IIS.

    I have concern about this response has a server header and we can't remove it. And also this can trigger Alert rule and/or AutoHealing rule for HTTP 500 from the outside.

    Additional info: we could not change this behavior with any settings (RequestFiltering, URLRewrite and so on). FREB shows that this error comes from IIS Web Core as the following.

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

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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

      • BUG: Deleted Slot Settings still come up as warnings that they are missing

        I have two slots: Production(main) and Staging. I used to have 5 slot settings which have since been deleted from both slots.

        However, now whenever I swap my slots I get a warning that these slot settings are missing, but it actually lists both slots it is missing from.

        The settings don't exist anywhere and the only two slots in the webapp are showing as missing it ... go figure.

        This is annoying as i have to go into the preview everytime to check its okay.

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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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          • 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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            • Azure scheduled backup datetime is wrong on Firefox

              Setting the backup time for a scheduled backup in Firefox incorrectly creates a backup with the wrong timezone offset applied. This was tested on four different devices with fresh browser installs. Chrome and Edge do not have this issue.

              Please see attached image for example.

              Tested with Firefox 49.0.2

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              • Usage of (Registration-Free Activation of) COM Components in Azure Web App

                We are facing the issue - " (The 'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0' provider is not registered on the local machine. in app service azure) while running my ASP.Net MVC application hosted in App Service, not in VM . The application uses 'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0' provider which has to be installed on App Service before my application runs."

                We understand that :
                - There is no way to install VM-wide software on AppService – it runs in a sandbox
                - Startup tasks are applicable to “cloud services”, not AppService

                Just wondering if “Registration-Free Activation of COM Components” would be useful in scenarios like App Services where…

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                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Web app icons not loading for pinned sites

                  All of my pinned websites having broken images where the icon should be. Dev tools says (along with 23 other errors) 404 for https://az772864.vo.msecnd.net/websites/Content/5.12.0.143767712.150929-1721/Images/Azure-Website-50x50.png

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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.

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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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                        • Autoscale by Storage Queue defaults to a TimeGrain of 1 hour when configured in Preview Portal

                          Related to this issue:
                          http://feedback.azure.com/forums/169385-web-apps-formerly-websites/suggestions/8538886-autoscale-by-cpu-defaults-to-a-timegrain-of-1-hour

                          Which was fixed, but not for autoscaling based on Storage Queue size. This makes it impossible to set the "Duration" setting in the Azure portal to anything less than 60 minutes for Storage Queue autoscale triggers.

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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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                            • The word add is capitalized in the hybrid connections screen

                              It may be small, but you have add as ADD, which most would take as an acronym.

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                              • FTP is borked

                                I have a few sites, all on free service level, none make many pesos at all thanks to the pervasive use ad blocking.

                                I was using Filezilla but it seems that does not work anymore, credentials keep becoming rejected.

                                I am considering taking some sites down as traffic is beneath contempt.

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                                • Cannot prefix password with "." (period) when creating Umbraco database user

                                  When creating an Umbraco Web App in the portal (https://portal.azure.com/#create/umbracoorg.UmbracoCMS) i noticed a weird error when creating password under Web App Settings > Database Username/pwd: if i prefix the password with "." (period) it can't be validated no matter how complex password is.
                                  The validation claims pwd must be at least 8 char, contain at least 1 upper AND one lower case char, and either numbers OR special chars.
                                  However if i prefix with "." the password is never validated as compliant...

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                                  • When a linked resource is removed it removes all values within the connection strings area

                                    When a linked resource is removed it removes all values within the connection strings area. If a website has a SQL connection using a SQL user with access only to the database the website uses, the same connection cannot be used to perform a backup via linked resources as the backup fails due to the SQL user not having access to the master DB. There the linked resource needs to be set up with a SQL user that has SA access and when performing this, we removed the original linked resource with the local SQL user and found that all…

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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.

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                                      • Why can't we make scheduled WebJobs (i.e CRON style) run on all instances?

                                        The job needs to run on all instances since I want to update my GeoIP Database every week or so. If I choose scheduled, the job is run on only one instance. I need to run the job on all instances since all of them need the updated Db stored.

                                        Why does the singleton work only for continuous jobs? I don't need it to be continuous. Seems like an artificial limitation that doesn't even make sense.

                                        See Below:

                                        https://github.com/projectkudu/kudu/wiki/Web-Jobs

                                        Settings usable only on Continuous WebJobs:

                                        is_singleton: only run the WebJobs on a single instance when scaled out

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                                        • Bug? Restoring a web app places it into a broken 'Restored' App Service Plan

                                          When using the old management UI to restore a web app, the web app is restored into a new app service plan called Restored{number}.

                                          This Restored app service plan is also broken.
                                          It's placed in a resource group, but doesn't show up anywhere.
                                          Because of this, the web app can't be moved to another app service plan without some fiddling: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/documentation/articles/azure-web-sites-web-hosting-plans-in-depth-overview/#comment-2594946664

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