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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Azure app services needs to connect to on premise SQL Servers using windows credientials.

      I have developers using Azure app services and need to connect to our on premise SQL Servers. It appears Azure App Services only supports connecting to our on premise SQL using SQL authentication. This is the problem as our SQL servers currently only support integrated authentication and turning on SQL authentication is a lousy work around for many reasons.

      We use Kerberos and NTLM for security authentication.

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      • force http to https in azure web app linux

        if an ssl certificate is installed in a domain, why azure web app linux doesn't automatically redirect http to https?

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for you suggestion, this is actually an Azure App Service wide feature that are planning to introduce a similar functionality. Once we have such capability we will announce it and update the suggestion.

          Ahmed
          App Service Team

        • Add error message for failed authentication when remote debugging

          It is very difficult to know why you repeatedly get login windows when you try to authenticate when remote debugging.

          See the comment to this blog post:
          https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/benjaminperkins/2016/09/22/remote-debug-your-azure-app-service-web-app/

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          • Enable 'client certificate authentication' per directory

            I have a site that only part of it needs to be secured with client certificate authentication, it is able to be enabled on the site level but not the directory level as per this article.

            https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service-web/app-service-web-configure-tls-mutual-auth

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              Hi,
              thanks for the feedback. This is not currently possible as client cert auth on App Service is in require mode and as such cannot be delegated to folder level.

              We will review this item and your feedback, we may look to implement this capability based on customer prioritization.

              Thanks

              Andrew

            • Feature for backing up only certain folders/ files

              currently the exclusion list is via _backup.filter. But consider the scenario, only certain files or folders needs to be backed up in a huge list of folders files .Consider a scenario of a big webapp with lot of subfolders

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              • Near-realtime consolidated web app consumption

                We need a consolidated way to see near-realtime CPU and Memory consumption for each Web App per App Service Plan. This way we can quickly identify which apps are consuming the most resources (specifically CPU and Memory) in that App Service Plan.

                These are the 2 scenarios we run into often:

                1. We run many web apps in each App Service Plan. We don't want to pay for a new App Service Plan until all memory (or CPU) is consumed on what we currently have. I could rebalance the sites (move some to another plan) if I could easily see…

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                • Provide more secure TLS ciphers

                  Currently Chrome flags the CBC ciphers as obsolete. CBC ciphers are at the top of the cipher preference list of Azure Web Apps as you can see there: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=test.azurewebsites.net
                  More info: https://www.chromium.org/Home/chromium-security/education/tls#TOC-Cipher-Suites


                  So please provide some more secure ciphers from the ECDHE cipher suite like TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384, TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256, TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256.

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                  • Copy the application log settings when cloning deployment slots

                    It would be better if the log settings are copied into a newly created slot, when we clone a slot, just like the app settings does.
                    For example, currently when we turn the blob logging enabled and then clone the slot, the logging get disabled in a new slot.
                    On the contrary, the blob container settings remains.

                    This is because the blob container setting is saved as an environment variable in app settings.
                    Here is the result in ResourceExplorer, when I cloned a slot.

                    "applicationLogs": {
                    "fileSystem": {
                    "level": "Off"
                    },
                    "azureTableStorage": {
                    "level": "Off",
                    "sasUrl": "https://strageaccountsample.table.core.windows.net/xxxxxxx"
                    }, …

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                      0 comments  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • in ASE disable TLS 1.1

                      Allow for the disablement of TLS 1.1 protocols from ASE in a similar method as TLS 1.0. This would help secure systems further for ISVs building new API Apps and help with additional security concerns and compliance for PCI and others.

                      Allowing for the same method but adding an additional JSON in cluster settings to actually trigger the TLS 1.1 disablement would be good.

                      "clusterSettings": [
                      {
                      "name": "DisableTls1.0",
                      "value": "1"
                      },
                      {
                      "name": "DisableTls1.1",
                      "value": "1"
                      }
                      ],

                      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service-web/app-service-app-service-environment-custom-settings#disable-tls-10

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                        1 comment  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • FTP accounts tied to subscription, not user. Not enough auditing

                        In the current model, FTP credentials are tied to a user's azure login. Thus, we have no visibility into credentials that are set, as we cannot see other people's FTP credentials they've set. Furthermore, when an FTP account is created or deleted, nothing is logged. This makes it difficult to audit who has access. With the logins being tied to the user, when the user leaves, there is no way for us to reclaim that username unless they delete their ftp credentials first. This doesn't always work, as a user may depart abruptly or not on good terms. Although the…

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                        • Hybrid Connection Manager Support for Linux

                          We are an ISV leveraging Azure PaaS to provide an iPaaS service to customers. We have a requirement to connect to on premise servers to access line-of-business apps. Currently, we leverage Azure’s Hybrid Connection Manager --- but are limited to Windows servers only. Our customers have both Windows, Linux and mixed environments. This considerably limits our market.

                          Can we expect Linux support? If so, when? Any suggested work arounds?

                          Thank you for your consideration.

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                          • [Linux] Allow remote debugging of .NET core apps hosted by linux app services

                            It is currently not possible to remote debug .NET core applications running on Azure Linux App Services. Please consider to add remote debugging to the feature list of Linux App Services.

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                            • Allow powershell remote shell session e.g. Enter-PSSession on Web App machine

                              To create a powershell session on a remote machine, WinRM is required to run on the remote machine. All Web App machines have this installed and are being used by the internal Azure provisioning system (assumption).

                              Currently the only way to have some sort of shell on the Web App machine is by going through the ProcessExplorer site extension. This is not a true shell, but sort of an emulated one. Ctrl-v scrolls the page up for instance. And the transport is over SignalR, which could be fine, but the implementation feels wonky.

                              Or I might have missed some documentation…

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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Hi Tonny,

                                Thanks for posting this request. Unfortunately, enabling Enter-PSSession on our sandbox is a complicated item to complete.

                                We will leave the item under review for now and see if it gathers support. We will review it again in the future and see how and if we can accommodate.

                                Thanks,
                                Oded

                              • Stop TiP causing security warnings

                                Currently Testing in Production (TiP) can be used for two purposes: A/B testing or deploying multiple versions of the same website (eg. production and staging).

                                Some companies like us use TiP only for the second purpose, but as soon as we enable the feature, an additional cookie called "TiPMix" added to our website. The purpose of the cookie is enable A/B testing and help to decide which user should be randomly routed to which slot. We always route 100% of our traffic to the production slot, so no decision have to be made in our case thus we don't need…

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                                  Hi all,

                                  Thank you for the feedback up the issue! We intend to make some corrections to how we display the security warnings. This shouldn’t happen too far from now though I don’t have a concrete timeline to share yet. When more info is available, I’ll update the post.

                                  Thanks!
                                  Oded

                                • Using the PerAppScaling option, also allow the ability specify which worker the App should run on

                                  Enabling the PerAppScaling to allow certain apps within the App Service Plan to scale, it would help if one could specify to which worker an app should be deployed to along with a fallback in case Worker #2 was specified and no worker #2 exists anymore.

                                  This would enable developers to group large memory-bound apps with smaller apps to balance the worker load more effectively.

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                                  • EasyAuth Claims transformation/augmentation

                                    Custom claims don't persist between requests in EasyAuth. Allowing to customize claims would be an enormous boost for EasyAuth.

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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…

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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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                                        • extension search

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

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