Web Apps

Web Apps in Azure App Service provides a scalable, reliable, and easy-to-use environment for hosting web applications. Select from a range of frameworks and templates to create a web site in seconds. Use any tool or OS to develop your site with .NET, PHP, Node.js, Python and more. Choose from a variety of source control options including TFS, GitHub, BitBucket and others to set up continuous integration and develop as a team.

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  1. Use actual endpoint testing for custom domains rather than checking CNAME value

    Our domain is “example-domain.com”. Let’s say I’m trying to set up an App Service called “booking-service”, which will be assigned the default URL of “booking-service.azurewebsites.net”. At the *end* of this whole process, I want to have an App Service in Azure responding to the hostname “booking-service.example-domain.com”, sitting behind our CDN (Cloudflare).

    The failing path:
    Step 1: I create the App Service in Azure. This generates the “booking-service.azurewebsites.net” URL.
    Step 2: I create the CNAME “booking-service.example-domain.com” on Cloudflare’s control panel pointing to “booking-service.azurewebsites.net”, leaving the proxy/CDN/IP-hiding feature *enabled*. While in their control panel, we select the “CNAME” record type, however in…

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  2. Ability to pin deployment status on dashboard widgets (REGRESSED)

    This was previously implemented on the original Deployments pane, but has now regressed with the new Deployment Center and you cannot see the progress of builds on the dashboard again.

    Worse yet, the old functionality seems to have been deprecated, so new instances cannot be set up with the old build process.

    Seeing build status at a glance is extremely important for micro-service architectures, where you may push to a single repo branch and have multiple services rebuild and spin themselves back up in reaction.

    Here is the original request that got implemented: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/568069-azure-mobile-app/suggestions/37243549-show-deployment-status-for-web-apps

    Screenshot showing example of web/API and…

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  3. Enable users to see their Linux web app temporary storage size

    Problem :
    According to the Azure Support team, App Logs and Docker operations (build, pull, run), and maybe other services, use a "temp space" that is mutualized between all the Web Apps of a App Service Plan.
    This "temp space" is not documented and can block Docker operations, and thus prevent deployments.

    Solution :
    - Expose the "temp space" available size for each plan
    - Document how this "temp space" is used
    - Expose a view allowing to monitor this "temp space" usage and set alerts, ...

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  4. 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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  5. Deployment URL for App Services

    The App Services has a URL, however if the Deployment URL is also shown then it would be handy for someone to just click, rather than copying the URL and then manually constructing the Deployment URL by putting "scm." in front of azurewebsites.net and also adding /ZipDeployUI at the end.

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  6. Unable to create WebApp in Isolated plan with new create experience

    In the classic web app creation experience, on selecting an isolated service plan for the new app, the domain name shown below the app name changes from azurewebsites.net to the domain name of the isolated plan.

    This does not happen in the new create form. This means that you cannot enter an app name that has already been added to the azurewebsites.net domain.

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  7. Add support for existing azure devops project for deployment center github repo

    When you create a new deployment for a github repo from the deployment center on the third step you are only offered the chance to create a new project in azure devops and not the option to use an existing project. This is not practical at all and makes it useless for our repos hosted on github.

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  8. App Service Public SSL Certificates persist When Swapping Slot

    Currently, if a Web App slot (ex: "staging") is created from an existing Web App that has Public SSL Certificates configured, these are not present on the new slot.

    In addition during a slot swap, the "production" slot does not persist the Public SSL Certificates. The configuration for the Public SSL Certificate moves to the "staging" slot.

    This behavior does not appear for other configurations such as Private SSL Certificates or AppSettings and could lead to "production" issues if the Public SSL Certificate is expected on the Web App.

    The consumer recourse currently is to re-apply the Public SSL Certificates…

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  9. Add an option to also swap resource tags if desired

    When swapping slots have an option to select which webapp resource tags to swap too.

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  10. How to run custom deployment steps when deploying to App Service for Linux

    Well I hope this is the write place to post this question.
    I came from: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/containers/quickstart-nodejs

    I am trying to deploy a nodejs app to azure which has custom build steps.

    I would like the deployment to run:
    npm install
    npm build
    After it's deployed

    It seems it only runs `npm install --production` and then tries to run the file listed in the `main` field of package.json. Although the source is in typescript so I would need to compile it first.

    I saw here:
    https://github.com/projectkudu/kudu/wiki/Custom-Deployment-Script

    That you can add a `.deployment` file to call `deploy.cmd` file which will execute commands.

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  11. 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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    Hi everyone, we have some long-term plans to improve the restart speed and experience.

    For this scenario we suggest creating a new slot, applying your changes there, validating they work, and swapping your changes. This pattern will avoid downtime on your production site.

  12. AppOffline support for all WebApps(including Java)

    Currently ARM Template Deployment ( New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment ) won't put the site offline, and sometimes runs into FILE_IN_USE error and deployment failure.

    MSDeploy supports 'AppOffline' but it is only for .net Apps.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/iis/publish/deploying-application-packages/taking-an-application-offline-before-publishing

    We would like to have the same option for all WebApps (including Java).

    #
    {
    "name": "MSDeploy",
    "type": "Extensions",
    "apiVersion": "2014-01-01",
    "dependsOn": [
    "[concat('Microsoft.Web/Sites/', parameters('siteName'))]"
    ],
    "properties": {
    "packageUri": "[parameters('msdeployPackageUri')]",
    "dbType": "None",
    "connectionString": "",
    "setParameters": {
    },
    "AppOffline": true
    }
    }

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  13. Idempotent swap slot operation to support swapping via ARM template deployments

    This would simplify deployment governance (no need for an out-of-band swap operation when doing a deployment). Ideally the API would look something like:
    PUT Microsoft.Web/sites/mysite/swapstate
    {
    "properties": {
    "slot": "staging", // The slot to look at
    "type": "oldest|newest" // Whether the oldest or newest bits between the "active" and the specified slot should be taken. This allows our operation to be idempotent and predictable.
    }
    }

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  14. Option to protect deployment slots from being indexed by search engines

    Please provide the ability for Web App deployment slots to reply with a NOINDEX directive to search engines, either with response headers or a custom robots.txt file for the slots.

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  15. [Linux] Don't try to run Docker container after failed pull operation

    Currently App Service would run and fail after unsuccessful pull operation (e.g. triggered by a change to linux_fs_version).

    BTW, pull fails for newly created App Service (using Terraform), it seems that linux_fx_version triggers pull without DOCKER_REGISTRY_SERVER_* application settings, after 4 minutes it successfully retries and pulls the image.

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  16. folders in static websites

    Allow folders creations in Azure Static Website

    I could not use Azure Statics Website because it does not allow to upload a whole folder. I Just went to Netlify, upload my folder and everything was working fine, including http2 protocol.

    Please copy them.

    Regards

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  18. It should be possible to renew/replace an SSL certificate via ARM templates

    When I deploy an ARM template (that has previously been deployed) which contains a certificate, I would expect that the certificate would be updated/replaced when the pfxBlob has changed.

    {
    "type": "Microsoft.Web/certificates",
    "name": "[variables('appService_name')]",
    "apiVersion": "2016-03-01",
    "location": "[parameters('resourceLocation')]",
    "properties": {
    "pfxBlob": "[parameters('sslCertificateData')]",
    "password": "[parameters('sslCertificatePassword')]"
    }
    }

    The current behaviour is that that the deployment will succeed and the certificate will not be updated. This is not intuitive.

    Currently, to work around this limitation, it is necessary to remove the existing SSL binding and certificate via the portal or Powershell.

    Remove-AzureRmWebAppSSLBinding -Name $bindingName -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName -WebAppName $webAppName -DeleteCertificate $true

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  19. Allow cloning to exiting web app

    I would like to have an option to clone my application to another existing web application directly without creating new application service.

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  20. 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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