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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 →
    • 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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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Web App should use private IP in a VNet with Service Endpoints

        Remove the limitation that prevents us from using Web Apps with Service Endpoints to limit access to Azure SQL database.

        Limitation is described here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-vnet-service-endpoint-rule-overview?toc=%2fazure%2fvirtual-network%2ftoc.json#limitations
        "•A Web App can be mapped to a private IP in a VNet/subnet. Even if service endpoints are turned ON from the given VNet/subnet, connections from the Web App to the server will have an Azure public IP source, not a VNet/subnet source. To enable connectivity from a Web App to a server that has VNet firewall rules, you must Allow all Azure services on the server."

        366 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi all,

          We are currently working on items that will enable service endpoints for multi-tenant App service. We will share the news of the features we deliver on the App Service Blog here: aka.ms/AppServiceBlog.

          We also expect to speak about this topic at the Ignite conference in September in Orlando.

          Thanks,
          Oded

        • 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.

          76 votes
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            1 comment  ·  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

          • Allow Azure Active Directory Authentication to work in an Azure Web App when using the app_offline.htm file.

            When using Azure Active Directory Authentication with an Azure Web App the authentication no longer is implemented when using the app_offline.htm file. Please allow Azure Active Directory Authentication to work in an Azure Web App when using the app_offline.htm file.

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              0 comments  ·  App Service Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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                5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

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                  3 comments  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Scale Out wait for WarmUp complete before being added to LoadBalancer

                  When adding new instances to the LoadBalancer, scale out mechanism doesn't wait for those application instances to fully warm up.

                  Availability checker, via AppInsights, logs these responses, with the header:
                  'X-AppInit-WarmingUp: 1'

                  Which means that IIS knows that the application is in it's WarmUp cycle, but the LoadBalancer is already trying to serve requests.

                  N.B. we _can_ add a rewrite rule to redirect the user to the original request, and hope that the LoadBalancer sends the user to a ready instance - but this feels like a hack.

                  12 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    29 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Deployment  ·  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

                      • 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.

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                          5 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

                        • [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...

                          59 votes
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                            under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Linux  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Metrics for Linux Docker Containers - Function APPS

                            We are currently running several Linux Docker Containers in a function app and are surprised that most metrics are not available.

                            The system reports on data in/out and http 5xx errors but that is all that it there. Information such as processed HTTP requests, response time, logs streams, processes and container load (cpu/memory/io is only available for the whole app service and not for the container).

                            Docker function apps are heavy priced already and it doesn't help that most functionality in the portal is not available in this use case.

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                              1 comment  ·  App Service Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                1 comment  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Possibility to get custom domains for more than year.

                                Right now the azure app service with custom domain is working really well but unfortunately you can't purchase the domain for more than one year. However on godaddy website you can buy the domain for 10 years.
                                So it would be better if microsoft provide us the option to purchase domain for more than 1 year from Azure Portal.

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                                  0 comments  ·  App Service Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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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                                    16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make it harder to accidentally delete a web job via the portal

                                    In the web jobs section of the portal the delete and stop buttons are right next to each other and have virtually the same confirmation dialogue box that is very easy to click through. Thus very easy to delete a web job when you wanted to restart.

                                    Can you move this harder to do please?

                                    My thoughts on how this could be done are:
                                    1) Type in the web job name to confirm deletion
                                    2) Move the delete button further away from the start/stop button
                                    3) Have a recycle bin type concept for web jobs.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Supportability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      I think fixing the ordering of the menu items is a valid suggestion.

                                      We already have a confirmation on delete and recycle bin is overkill for this feature.

                                      Also consider that webjobs are no tracked resources so you could delete them by modifying the filesystem of the app

                                      -Byron

                                    • Allow IP Restrictions to be a Slot Setting

                                      In the same way as we have with App Settings it should be possible to make the IP Restrictions a slot setting (sticky) so that they don't migrate when you swap slots. This could be per IP even....

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                                        0 comments  ·  App Service Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enabling VNET integration should not require IKEv2 to be disabled

                                        Currently, VNET integration only supports SSTP. This is fine (although Linux support and IKEv2 would be better).

                                        However, I don't understand why VNET integration requires that IKEv2 must be disabled on the virtual network gateway. Can't VNET integration still use SSTP despite IKEv2 being enabled?

                                        The current situation prevents me from using the same virtual network gateway for point to site VPNs for our staff, who require IKEv2.

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                                        • Enable "=" sign in environment variable passing to docker container

                                          When connection strings have special characters in passwords it is useless putting them in environment variables because they are being stripped when handed to the docker run command. See here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/waws/2017/09/08/things-you-should-know-web-apps-and-linux/#EnvVars

                                          For example a Redis service on Azure always has a "=" character in the Access Key (at the end), which makes the use of connection strings environment variables in Application Settings impossible to use (or at least with an ugly hack).
                                          Is there another way to pass passwords then starting docker containers from docker hub?

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