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  1. 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…

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      0 comments  ·  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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      • 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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        • 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

          24 votes
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            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

          • 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 →
            • 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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              • [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.

                34 votes
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                • 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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                    6 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

                  • 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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                    • Add error message for failed authentication when remote debugging

                      It is very difficult to know why you repeatedly get login windows when you try to authenticate when remote debugging.

                      See the comment to this blog post:
                      https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/benjaminperkins/2016/09/22/remote-debug-your-azure-app-service-web-app/

                      3 votes
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                      • Copy the application log settings when cloning deployment slots

                        It would be better if the log settings are copied into a newly created slot, when we clone a slot, just like the app settings does.
                        For example, currently when we turn the blob logging enabled and then clone the slot, the logging get disabled in a new slot.
                        On the contrary, the blob container settings remains.

                        This is because the blob container setting is saved as an environment variable in app settings.
                        Here is the result in ResourceExplorer, when I cloned a slot.

                        "applicationLogs": {
                        "fileSystem": {
                        "level": "Off"
                        },
                        "azureTableStorage": {
                        "level": "Off",
                        "sasUrl": "https://strageaccountsample.table.core.windows.net/xxxxxxx"
                        }, …

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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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                          • SSH for Azure App Services for Linux

                            Support SSH access under the application user with access to the app $HOME directory.

                            This would help with troubleshooting, as well as interesting deployment scenarios like Mina or Capistrano.

                            45 votes
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                            • 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?

                              22 votes
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                              • in ASE disable TLS 1.1

                                Allow for the disablement of TLS 1.1 protocols from ASE in a similar method as TLS 1.0. This would help secure systems further for ISVs building new API Apps and help with additional security concerns and compliance for PCI and others.

                                Allowing for the same method but adding an additional JSON in cluster settings to actually trigger the TLS 1.1 disablement would be good.

                                "clusterSettings": [
                                {
                                "name": "DisableTls1.0",
                                "value": "1"
                                },
                                {
                                "name": "DisableTls1.1",
                                "value": "1"
                                }
                                ],

                                https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service-web/app-service-app-service-environment-custom-settings#disable-tls-10

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                                • [Linux] Allow remote debugging of .NET core apps hosted by linux app services

                                  It is currently not possible to remote debug .NET core applications running on Azure Linux App Services. Please consider to add remote debugging to the feature list of Linux App Services.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Support for Docker on Windows App Service

                                    Similar to the Linux App Service Docker support. Having support for a Windows Docker container running in an App Service Plan.

                                    27 votes
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                                    • 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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                                      • EasyAuth Claims transformation/augmentation

                                        Custom claims don't persist between requests in EasyAuth. Allowing to customize claims would be an enormous boost for EasyAuth.

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                                        • 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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