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  1. 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.

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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.

      39 votes
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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.

        21 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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            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

          • 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.

            37 votes
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            • Add support multi factor authentication via FTP access. (PCI DSS compliance)

              In the following URL, we can find PCI DSS standard document v3_2.

              <https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/document_library>

              I read this document (Attached) and found the following item.

              --
              8.3.1 Incorporate multi-factor authentication for all non-console access into the CDE for personnel with administrative access.
              Note: This requirement is a best practice until January 31, 2018, after which it becomes a requirement.

              8.3.1.a Examine network and/or system configurations, as applicable, to verify multi-factor authentication is required for all non-console administrative access into the CDE.
              --

              Currently we can access WebApps via FTP with non-multi-factor-authentication when we deploy our application. But PCI DSS standard…

              70 votes
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              • Return 40x for "http://....azurewebsites.net/:"

                Return 40x for "http://....azurewebsites.net/:&quot;

                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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                • 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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                    • 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.

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                      • extension search

                        'Choose Extension' blade now has long-long list.
                        It would be good to provide search extensions.

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                        • Allow Custom URL Rewrite Handler for Database

                          Allow installation of a GAC custom rewrite handler for doing URL rewrites on Web Apps using a database backend.

                          6 votes
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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…

                            3 votes
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                            • Support for Visual Studio Build Tools 2017

                              ASP.NET MVC Projects created in Visual Studio 2017 with .NET 4.6.1 (not .net core), does not build through Kudu, it says nuget packages not found. MSBuild 2017 integrates nuget restore, so project does not need to configure for nuget restore.

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                              • Improve DNS verification procedure for vendors that host sites others point to

                                We host some services and our clients point to them using CNAMEs. We want to move from cloud services to web apps but right now it's a massive pain. We have to notify all our clients to first add TXT records for approval, then approve and then ask all of them to switch to new CNAME. Asking clients to do any DNS changes is already a problem and now we have to coordinate with all of them to first add txt records and then point to new service. This makes the whole process really painful even though we are already…

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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?

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Make the remote debugging of the WebJob more easly

                                    The remote debugging function will be more useful, if there is one of the function (or both) I mention below.

                                    1. Enable remote debugging for the "scheduled" WebJob
                                    2. Automatically attach the debugger when starting the "continuous" WebJob

                                    If we want to remote debug a WebJob using Visual Studio, it is only supported for the "continuous" WebJob.
                                    Thus, if we want to debug a scheduled WebJob, we have to set the WebJob as "continuous", even if it is a "scheduled WebJob".

                                    However, when we remote debug the continuous web job, we have to start the WebJob before attaching the debugger…

                                    27 votes
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                                    • Cloud Explorer and Server Explorer

                                      There is two way to manage Azure Resources in Visual Studio, Cloud Explorer and Server Explorer.
                                      However, even if we start the WebJob using one of these, we can still click "start" in the other one.
                                      Also, we can attach a debugger to a individual WebJob in Server Explorer, but we can't select individual WebJob in Cloud Explorer.
                                      It will be useful if the two tools moves synchronously.

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                                      • Web App on Linux MySQL support within the web app (same as Web Apps)

                                        Enable MySQL within the Linux Web App, as the IIS Web Apps have.

                                        10 votes
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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.

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