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  1. web apps backup alarm

    We have a lot of web apps with daily schedulled backup. We need to be able to set up an alarm to know when a backup fails

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      1 comment  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow importing 3rd party ssl certs for use as app service certificates in app services/web apps

      Currently if I have an ssl certificate being used in multiple app services, when I renew that certificate I have to update the app services one by one or via powershell. It looks like using an app service certificate would solve this by allowing me to renew in one place and have it update each of the app services automatically. The problem being that I use 3rd party issued ssl certs vs ones created as app service certs in azure.

      Ideal would be to either allow uploading 3rd party ssl certs to be used as app service certs or offer…

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      • app service authentication - support convergence login for MicrosoftAccount defined at apps.dev.microsoft.com

        Allow app service to support authentication from microsoft accounts apps configured with convergence...

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        • Use IIS manager to administrate web app

          Before we could use IIS manager to administrate web app.

          Remote Administration of Windows Azure Websites using IIS Manager
          https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/remote-administration-of-windows-azure-websites-using-iis-manager/

          But around year end of 2017, we got error like below.

          ---------------------------
          Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
          ---------------------------
          Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.Web.Configuration.AppHostFileProvider, Version=8.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
          ---------------------------

          I tried sometimes, but this problem isn't resolved yet.
          I hope this problem will be fixed.

          51 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thank you for bringing this up. We are aware of the issue that the capability to manage apps through the IIS manager is currently not available since the move of App Service to WS2016.

            We don’t have a timeline of when we will be able to complete the work to re-enable, but we will update when there is more to share.

            Thanks,
            Oded

          • implement a graceful restart an Azure Web App with multiple instance

            We would like to have feature through which we can perform the configuration changes through portal without down time when there are multiple instances are available. The similar stuff is available in advanced restart where you can define the delay between restart of each instance.

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              0 comments  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support Dv2-series VMs in Standard tier

              Currently the Dv2-series of VMs are only supported in the Premium (V2) tier. Please support these VMs in the Standard tier for those who need to leverage the much-improved performance but who do not need (and cannot afford) all the expensive features of Premium.

              123 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thank you for the feature request. We are aware of the major improvement Dv2 represents and we are constantly looking to improve our offerings. We have no plans right now but we will update here if this changes in the future.

                Thanks,
                Oded

              • The Always On setting should have an option to make it sticky to the slot when swapping

                This is odd it isn't this way by default but should at the very least have an option to make it sticky so as to not break anyone's current practices (in fact, shouldn't more settings have the option to be sticky?).

                The issue here is that an always on slot consumes resources. If for example each app consumes 200Megs of RAM, and I have 5 app services running on a service plan, each app service has 2 slots for swapping, then I need to have Always On turned on unnecessarily for 10 slots (2gigs of RAM consumed for nothing). The…

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                  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Option to hide/anonymize IPs in webserver logs to be GDPR compliant

                  It would be very helpfull if there would be an option to hide/anonymize IPs in webapps webserver logs. Right now you have to disable webserver logs completely to be GDPR compliant which might be not best practice.

                  33 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi all,

                    Thank you for the feedback and recommendations on this important topic!

                    We will look at adding this to our feature roadmap though we don’t have any timing to share right now.

                    For additional guidance please refer to “Azure Data Subject Request GDPR Documentation” under the Service Trust Portal: https://servicetrust.microsoft.com/ViewPage/GDPRDSR. Specifically read through, Part 1 – Step 5, which discusses the removal of personal data and timing in which you can leverage retention period settings for the logs.

                    Thanks,
                    Oded

                  • Add Application Initialization Support for Scale Up/Down

                    The application initialization/warmup feature works great when scaling out/in, but when scaling up/down requests are immediately routed to the new instances before the application is warmed up. It would be great if the new instances could be warmed up before rerouting requests to them.

                    56 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Automatically rebind SSL Certs that have Auto-Renew

                      Right now there is a way to purchase and Auto-Renew SSL-Certs for Web Apps. Unfortunately, the Auto-Renew does _NOT_ also bind the new cert to the WebApps where the cert it is replacing is currently bound to.

                      This makes Auto-Renew more or less useless, as one still has to manually bind the new cert once it becomes available.

                      A cert with Auto-Renew should automatically bind to all WebApps where the cert it replaces is used.

                      8 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  App Service Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi Thomas,

                        Some feedback from our team:

                        We do not update the SSL binding on rare cases, and we do have the code working just that it happens on a different task. This is definitely a bug we will be fixing as soon as we can. Most likely will be dealt with in June.

                        Thanks,
                        Oded

                      • Enable Azure Web App's Console, Extensions, Log Stream, Process Explorer features in App Service Environment (ASE)

                        Hi
                        Long back in Feb 2017, an user raised an issue regarding enabling Console, Extensions, Log Stream, Process Explorer features in Azure App Service Environment (ASE) and the response from MS team was that this is a known issue and MS is working on it. But after that there was no update on this issue and it looks like that thread was not updated for a while.

                        I am still facing this issue in the Web App inside my ASE. Could you please give an update when will this feature be available inside ASE? These are all handy features in…

                        6 votes
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                        • Allow Azure App Service IP Restriction configuration by PowerShell Script

                          At the moment an Azure App service has the ability to white list IP addresses through the Networking > IP Restriction blade. It would be useful if this could be configured through PowerShell.

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                            11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • [Linux] Add support to mount Azure File Share to Web App For Container

                            Currently, if I try to follow the guide for Linux mapping of Azure File share inside a Web App for Container, I get the following error -

                            "Unable to apply new capability set."

                            Use case for such scenarios is having a Wordpress website and running a cron job inside the container app to periodically upload the media folder to this File Share. This file share can then be mounted on the Dev VMs...

                            39 votes
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                              under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Linux  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • App Service - Allow Named Pipe Activation to be enabled

                              We would like to use named pipes to communicate between services on the same app service, but this doesn't seem to be possible since named pipe activation isn't enabled in .Net on the app service.

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                              • During deployment query Web Apps instance status

                                For apps with more than one instance, when deploying app settings in one step and pushing code in another you can enter a race condition where an app could be updating and then a code change comes through and corrupts the deployment. It would be good to provide a way to query the status of the last operation for all instances before proceeding with the next step.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • IPv6 - Create IP Restrictions

                                  I would like the ability to create IPv6 restrictions for the web application. We're using a proxy in front of the web apps and it will pass traffic over both IPv4 and IPv6. We've setup the IPv4 restrictions to ensure everything is flowing through the proxy to get to the website but we're now having to disable IPv6 due to the limitation of Azure's inability to write IPv6 rules.

                                  28 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Web-App with CDN, Application-Gateway and Traffic Manager

                                    I think it is actually possible to activate traffic Manager on web-Apps. But ist still not easy, to add a CDN, Application-Gateway and Traffic Manager to a site.
                                    Coudl you please bring it all together?

                                    Thanks, Martin

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                                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve the SSL Settings interface

                                      (1)Add alerts or warnings when a certificate is about to expire.
                                      (2)Change the font color on certificates that are soon to expire.
                                      (3)Combine the list for certificate and binding into a 2 column list so it is easier to see that you have the correct certificate bound. It is time consuming to continuously scroll up and down to match thumbprints.

                                      SSL/TLS certificates are becoming a required element on the web today. I think it is time to improve this interface.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • I should be able to "Deallocate" AppService Plan

                                        We can de-allocate a Virtual Machine (and start it again). Why can't we have similar capability with App Service Plan?

                                        Scaling down to a free-tier is not a solution, we will loose many settings.

                                        Scaling to lower tier is not good-enough, its still not free.

                                        Delete and re-deploy is not good-enough, we loose some residual data.

                                        Charge us for residual resources like storage, pip, etc. etc. But, give an option to de-allocate the App Service Plan (and re-activate) just as we can do for ARM VMs.

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                                        • Access-Control-Allow-Credentials not set in credentialed CORS request

                                          Not sure if this is a bug or a feature request. This is affecting me when using Azure Functions, but I beleive this has to do with the CORS implementation in Web Apps.

                                          Basically, the Access-Control-Allow-Credentials header is not being set in response to credentialed requests.
                                          https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Headers/Access-Control-Allow-Credentials

                                          Someone else posted this issue in the azure functions github, but @lindydonna said this was to do with Web Apps. Original github issue is here:
                                          https://github.com/Azure/azure-webjobs-sdk-script/issues/620

                                          The problem is also documented on the official MS developer blog here:
                                          https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/benjaminperkins/2017/04/12/azure-functions-access-control-allow-credentials-with-cors/

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