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  1. Provide access to HTTPERR logs

    Currently, enabling "Web Server Logging" appears to archive only the W3C request logs. The HTTPERR logs are the only way to see any requests that failed or were rejected by the server due to TCP timeouts, idle connections, filled request queues, and similar circumstances.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/820729

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  2. Allow AAD multi-tenant Apps using App Service Authentication and Authorization

    Allow Azure Active Directory (AAD) multi-tenant Apps using App Service Authentication and Authorization.

    After on-boarding a tenant with a multi tenant AAD App (Client), the tenant is not able to login to protected Web/Api Apps on App Services.

    The ClientId used is the same in AAD Multitenant App.
    The STS url is/can only be configured for the App/Client primary tenant GUID.

    There are no options to enable-multi tenant STS on App Service Authentication and authorization interface.

    42 votes
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  3. Support Double Wildcard Custom Domains

    For multi-tenant applications, we require the ability for Azure to support double wildcard custom domains.

    Single wildcard custom domains are currently well supported, i.e.

    *.mydomain.com

    catches all unmapped, single subdomain urls e.g. level1ex.mydomain.com, level2ex.mydomain.com etc

    The issue (which isn't documented: see forum post below) is that secondary level wildcards are not supported at all by Azure:

    e.g. www.level2.mydomain.com will result in a 404 error.

    Why is this important? in a multi tenant environment, with lots of customers on different subdomains, it is best from an end-user perspective to support a www. subdomain prefix, as that's what 99% of non-technerati do…

    887 votes
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  5. Permission for accessing Performance counters

    We would like create a custom monitoring solution for our Azure Web Site based projects. Unfortunately the web site and job processes do not have permission to read performance counters.

    I understand that this is mandatory for a shared hosting environment. However I see nothing against having such functionality if the user has dedicated instances.

    Would it be possible to remove this restriction?

    87 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Add meaningful name for Principals in different slots

    I have enabled MSI for web apps in different deployment slots. When trying to add a Principal under
    Home > Key vaults > XYZ - Access policies > Add access policy > Principal, it currently lists all principals that matches the search string with same name even if they belong to different deployment slots.

    For example, if I have enabled MSI in web app XYZ and its Staging deployment slot, it should show as:
    XYZ
    XYZ/slots/Staging.
    Instead this is currently appearing as:
    XYZ
    XYZ

    So it is difficult for the users to select the right one they need and it…

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  8. php/laravel, Django and NodeJS Deployment

    I would like to see support for PHP/Laravel, DJango and seamless and possible just like i can do in heroku cli or how we do in asp.net core. It will be great if I don't need to worry about composer or pip or virtual environment. I push my app using git or from my repository, Azure App Service should auto detect my language and all the packages and install them on the fly, including root directories and environment variables. Also, web.config should be scrapped out entirely or auto-configured. {Heroku detects my php / Laravel and do all the configurations for…

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

    Have you tried looking into App Service hosted on Linux:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/containers/app-service-linux-intro

    While the deployment won’t pull all your dependencies, you can still used a blessed image for your stack and even containerize your solution and host them on Linux.

    One more item to look at is the new CLI “up” command we have for creating apps. You can check the quick session we had at Microsoft Ignite about this feature:
    https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/66652

    We’ll leave this under review to see if there are any improvements to our deployment that will happen as part of Linux hosting.

    Thanks,
    Oded

  9. Support Azure AD V2.0 Authentication for Function Apps

    I have a client application that would like to access a secured function app. The client application is getting a JWT bearer token from the Azure AD 2.0 endpoint.

    In the authentication section of the App Service there is no way to add applications registered with the AD v2.0 endpoint.

    3 votes
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  10. Allow Users with Reader Access to View App Service Plan Scale Out Run History

    Allow Users with Reader Access to View App Service Plan Scale Out History. This view is possible with Contributor access. However, in Prod environments, we cannot grant Contributor access to users and users frequently request this visibility to the Scale Out Run History.

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  11. 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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  12. Audit file system on WebApps and log to Blob

    Audit file system to detect malicious file changing.

    Recently we experience intrusion into a Wordpress site on WebApp.
    There was a malicious "favicon.ico" icon file.
    We are investigating a feature to detect these type of malicious manipulation.

    Currently exploring all files at every job is needed to detect, but it is not efficient because we update this site NOT frequently.

    If WebApps have auditing file system and log to Blob,
    we can create custom alert rules with Azure Functions easily.

    This is also an alternative way for implementing antimalware feature: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/169385-web-apps/suggestions/17919064-antimalware-feature-on-web-apps-app-service

    3 votes
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  13. [Linux] Web App for Containers set latest pushed tag as the container image

    When a new tag is pushed to container repository the web app should be able to pick up the latest pushed tag and set it as the running image. This can be given as a switch setting (checkbox).Currently you are pointing the image at a specific tag.

    3 votes
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  14. Enable surfacing all attributes from Win32_PerfRawData_Tcpip_TCP (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394341(v=vs.85).aspx)

    We have been experiencing sporadic times of high dependency latency. Understanding where this is coming from would help narrow down a long term solution.

    Enable surfacing all attributes from Win32PerfRawDataTcpip_TCP https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394341(v=vs.85).aspx

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  15. Notification hook for manual scaling on an ASE

    Scaling within an ASE is unreliable and often takes hours (although support maintains that it should only take 30-45min). We need a way of being notified on the status of the scaling operations. For example, an email notification, web hook, etc.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  App Service Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The hours of scaling you’re describing, is that on ASE v1 or v2? v2 should have much faster scaling operations. If you encounter an issue on v2, please open a support ticket.

    For the option of receiving notification for completed deployment, we will respond later after reviewing.

    Thanks,
    Oded

  16. [Linux] In "Drupal on Linux Web App with MySQL" it doesn't allow you to use local on instance DB but template states it have local MYSQL DB

    Either the template is having some issues or it's wrongly stated in the template and local MySQL DB is not available in this template.
    In either case, you need to correct either the template or template description.

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  17. REST API shouldn't return 0 when it doesn't have the actual data

    Calling the REST API to get CPU or memory usage of an app service plan, if you ask for it in the last minute it can return 0 to you, when a few minutes later it will return the actual value for the same time, it seems it takes a while for the real data to be available to the API, however I think it's wrong to return incorrect data, it should not return a value until it has the real value.

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  18. Optionally stop the web app while backing up

    Some of my web apps have embedded databases that block the files they use. That prevents the backup from storing them (well, it actually stores a 0 byte file instead). This is not a big handicap if I make the backups manually, because I know the issue and I stop the web apps manually, but if I want to automate the backup I can't because almost always these files are locked...

    One possible solution would be to add an option in the backup configuration to stop the web app before running and start it again after it has finished.

    Thanks!

    3 votes
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  19. Way to monitor Web App connections regardless of state

    I had an issue where my web app was unable to open new connections because too many were open. The metrics-per-instance reports for monitoring connections only show open and close-wait state connections. For whatever reason the connections impacting my app were in another state and hence were not shown.

    I believe I have resolved my issue, but I cannot check on the health of the app without asking an Azure support technician to assist.

    It can also be misleading when troubleshooting to see 80 connections in the report, when there are actually 3500 in use.

    Thanks!

    10 votes
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  20. Show metrics of different unit in the web app blade

    In the Azure Portal web app blade, we can show metrics of "CPU time", "Data In", "Http Errors", and so on.
    However, we can only choose the metrics which the unit is same at the same time.
    For example, we can choose "Average Response Time" and "CPU time" at the same time, but we can't choose "Http Server Errors".
    We wan't to choose metrics of different unit at the same time.

    6 votes
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