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  1. Add an SSL Certificate domain redirect checkbox

    purchasing an SSL Certificate for a web app in Azure is convenient and straight forward.

    I followed the instructions in this link:

    Buy and Configure an SSL Certificate for your Azure App Service

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service-web/web-sites-purchase-ssl-web-site

    unfortunately, there is a missing step at the end of the procedure. there is no mention on how to configure a web.config rule so that a user is automatically redirected to the secure (https) version of the web site.

    please create a checkbox to easily enable this capability.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi Stephen,

      Thank you for the feedback. We have opened an item with our documentation team to update this doc you linked to. There are some improvements we can definitely do in this space to make things clearer. More to come!

      Thanks,
      Oded

    • Stop TiP causing security warnings

      Currently Testing in Production (TiP) can be used for two purposes: A/B testing or deploying multiple versions of the same website (eg. production and staging).

      Some companies like us use TiP only for the second purpose, but as soon as we enable the feature, an additional cookie called "TiPMix" added to our website. The purpose of the cookie is enable A/B testing and help to decide which user should be randomly routed to which slot. We always route 100% of our traffic to the production slot, so no decision have to be made in our case thus we don't need…

      75 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi all,

        Thank you for the feedback up the issue! We intend to make some corrections to how we display the security warnings. This shouldn’t happen too far from now though I don’t have a concrete timeline to share yet. When more info is available, I’ll update the post.

        Thanks!
        Oded

      • Near-realtime consolidated web app consumption

        We need a consolidated way to see near-realtime CPU and Memory consumption for each Web App per App Service Plan. This way we can quickly identify which apps are consuming the most resources (specifically CPU and Memory) in that App Service Plan.

        These are the 2 scenarios we run into often:

        1. We run many web apps in each App Service Plan. We don't want to pay for a new App Service Plan until all memory (or CPU) is consumed on what we currently have. I could rebalance the sites (move some to another plan) if I could easily see…

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          6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable 'client certificate authentication' per directory

          I have a site that only part of it needs to be secured with client certificate authentication, it is able to be enabled on the site level but not the directory level as per this article.

          https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service-web/app-service-web-configure-tls-mutual-auth

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            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hi,
            thanks for the feedback. This is not currently possible as client cert auth on App Service is in require mode and as such cannot be delegated to folder level.

            We will review this item and your feedback, we may look to implement this capability based on customer prioritization.

            Thanks

            Andrew

          • 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.

            16 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • FTP accounts tied to subscription, not user. Not enough auditing

              In the current model, FTP credentials are tied to a user's azure login. Thus, we have no visibility into credentials that are set, as we cannot see other people's FTP credentials they've set. Furthermore, when an FTP account is created or deleted, nothing is logged. This makes it difficult to audit who has access. With the logins being tied to the user, when the user leaves, there is no way for us to reclaim that username unless they delete their ftp credentials first. This doesn't always work, as a user may depart abruptly or not on good terms. Although the…

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                4 comments  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Azure websites should permit to set a regional time setting independent of the Region deployed.

                Right now when an Azure website is created it sets the time to the region specified on the deployment.
                It would be useful to be able con configure the ntp server for a website for the country our company is set, independent of the azure datacenter where the website was deployed.

                69 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Associating Hybrid Connections to Azure App Services cannot be automated

                  There is no way to associate a Hybrid Connection to an Azure App Service via ARM Template or PowerShell.

                  This is a significant gap since we cannot automate this at all when that is the driving factor for DevOps and PaaS services.

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                    2 comments  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide more secure TLS ciphers

                    Currently Chrome flags the CBC ciphers as obsolete. CBC ciphers are at the top of the cipher preference list of Azure Web Apps as you can see there: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=test.azurewebsites.net
                    More info: https://www.chromium.org/Home/chromium-security/education/tls#TOC-Cipher-Suites


                    So please provide some more secure ciphers from the ECDHE cipher suite like TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384, TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256, TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256.

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                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add static IP address for outbound traffic without the use of App Service Environment

                      There are many reasons you may want to have a static IP address for outbound connections. For example, you may be accessing a system which requires you to whitelist IP address in a firewall, such as SQL Database or an external service.

                      Currently, the only way to get a static IP address for outbound connections is to use App Service Environment. App Service Environments are quite complex, and has a very high price tag. You need at least 4 instances, 2 of which must be P2, meaning you'll pay at least 1000 EUR/month. Paying 1000 EUR/month just because you want…

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                        7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks for the suggestion. The App Service is a multi tenant service which makes features like this more challenging. Because the App Service Environment is single tenant and runs in your VNet it makes having a static IP for outbound requests from your app possible.

                        Christina

                      • Metric and alert for Web App file system used quota

                        We would like to setup an automatic alert that fires when the file storage of an app plan is reaching its limits.

                        Ideally it will be great to have a metric that tells the % of storage (quota) consumed so we can set an alert on top of that metric.

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                          1 comment  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          This is a great idea and we would like to implement it though there are a few dependencies we need to meet first. We are leaving this on the roadmap for now to see if it gains more customer support which will help with prioritization.

                          Thanks,
                          Oded

                        • rest api full sample app

                          You need to provide full sample app in rest api php good for php developers

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                          • Antimalware feature on Web Apps (App Service)

                            Cloud Services and Virtual Machines have an antimalware feature to protect themselves from viruses.
                            However, Web Apps only protects their platform, and there is no customer-facing antimalware service now.
                            If we develop an application which receives files from anonymous users with an upload form, we can't detect and get rid of the viruses.
                            We strongly request the antimalware feature like that Cloud Services and Virtual Machines do.

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                            • [Linux] Allow to access certicate store within linux app services

                              It is currently not possible to use certificates in Linux App Services as described in this blog post:

                              https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/using-certificates-in-azure-websites-applications/

                              Please add access to the azure certificate store within a linux container.

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                              • force http to https in azure web app linux

                                if an ssl certificate is installed in a domain, why azure web app linux doesn't automatically redirect http to https?

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                                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thanks for you suggestion, this is actually an Azure App Service wide feature that are planning to introduce a similar functionality. Once we have such capability we will announce it and update the suggestion.

                                  Ahmed
                                  App Service Team

                                • Make a JDK available with the JCE Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files applied

                                  Currently, none of the JDK's have the JCE Unlimited Strength policy files applied.

                                  http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jce8-download-2133166.html

                                  Please can these either be applied by default or can there be an option to have them applied?

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                                  • [Azure web app LINUX] VSTS deploy to slot

                                    Currently I am using VSTS for my CI/CD to azure web app linux
                                    However, unfortunately, there's still a pretty significant downtime for every deployment.

                                    I tried to create a staging slot to minimize the downtime, and swap to production. however, VSTS doesn't allow me to deploy to my staging slot.

                                    I created a github issues too here https://github.com/Microsoft/vsts-tasks/issues/4460

                                    If I can't deploy to my slot, what's the point of having slot in the first place? Please prioritize this as I think this is a pretty important feature

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                                    • Client certificate based or AAD token based authentication enabled web API hosted in azure app service

                                      Hi,

                                      Need client certificate based or AAD token based authentication enabled web api hosted in azure app service.

                                      I am migrating one web API from classic cloud service to azure app service.
                                      The API supports calls with valid certificates or valid AAD token.
                                      Code is given below:

                                      protected override async Task<HttpResponseMessage> SendAsync(HttpRequestMessage request, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
                                      {
                                      ClaimsPrincipal principal;
                                      var cert = request.GetClientCertificate();
                                      if (cert != null)
                                      {
                                      //authenticate client certificate
                                      //Set principal from client certificate
                                      }
                                      else
                                      {
                                      //get AAD token
                                      //authenticate & set principal
                                      }
                                      return await base.SendAsync(request, cancellationToken);
                                      }

                                      The issue is in App service for certificate based…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • can switch region in anytime

                                        can switch app services plan to anytime

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                                        • Provide option to make Diagnostic Logging settings sticky to a slot

                                          We make generous use of sticky slot settings. They enable us to swap code without swapping configuration.

                                          Unfortunately for our design, diagnostic logging settings cannot be marked as sticky. Before a swap, our production slot might be logging to a production storage account, and our staging slot might be logging to a staging storage account. After the swap, production is logging to stage, and stage is logging to production. This results in muddy log files where one cannot be certain which slot was responsible for which log entries.

                                          Please provide an option to make diagnostic logging settings sticky to a…

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