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  1. Support authentication / authorization URLs when testing to a local IIS express instance.

    Currently I must publish my app from Visual Studio to Azure if I want to test authentication/authorization.
    Testing locally just gives me a 404 error when I try to access /.auth/login/aad (or google or facebook or the others).

    I don't know if this is primary on your camp on under Visual Studio's, but at least both teams should play together to make the development platform better reflect the web environment.

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    • Remove Sensitive information from Headers

      Please see my SO question here

      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/42275321/remove-sensitive-headers-from-azure-paas-hosted-websites?noredirect=1#comment71755249_42275321

      There are circumstances where these sensitive headers are still sent with responses even after you follow all the advice to remove them. I am trying to comply with OWASP recommendations.

      If you submit a get request to your app that ends with a ":" you still get sensitive headers back;

      e.g. https://yourSite.azurewebsites.net/test.txt:

      If the file exists or not, if the URL ends with ":" you get a 500 error, not 404 and you get the sensitive headers you were trying to avoid.

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      • Make a JDK available with the JCE Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files applied

        Currently, none of the JDK's have the JCE Unlimited Strength policy files applied.

        http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jce8-download-2133166.html

        Please can these either be applied by default or can there be an option to have them applied?

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        • Get current identity in aspnet core app when azure app service authentication is enabled

          Currently when using an aspnet core application with azure app service authentication, the current identity is never set.

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          • Using an SSL certificates on multiple subscriptions.

            Suppose there is a system consists of multiple Web Apps that belongs to different subscriptions.
            It is convenient if we can use one Azure SSL certificate on all these Web Apps regardless of their subscriptions.

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

              Thanks for posting to the forums! We could use a bit more help in trying to understand what your use case is. You already have the ability to upload and download the wildcard cert so it can be used across multiple subscriptions.

              Thanks,
              Oded

            • Azure websites should permit to set a regional time setting independent of the Region deployed.

              Right now when an Azure website is created it sets the time to the region specified on the deployment.
              It would be useful to be able con configure the ntp server for a website for the country our company is set, independent of the azure datacenter where the website was deployed.

              48 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for bringing this up! Can you help in providing additional details: What the use case is and what data you are trying to sync. This is obviously available in VMs, however we’d like to understand more about the implementation in PaaS.

                Thanks,
                Oded

              • Enable 'Connect', 'Log Stream', 'Console' etc for App Service Environment

                When you deploy an App Service into an App Service Environment behind an ILB, much of the UI is greyed out. Examples of this is the 'Connect' button, 'Log Stream', 'Console' etc.

                I have to manually construct a URL to get to the kudu endpoint right now in order to use the console.

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                • Antimalware feature on Web Apps (App Service)

                  Cloud Services and Virtual Machines have an antimalware feature to protect themselves from viruses.
                  However, Web Apps only protects their platform, and there is no customer-facing antimalware service now.
                  If we develop an application which receives files from anonymous users with an upload form, we can't detect and get rid of the viruses.
                  We strongly request the antimalware feature like that Cloud Services and Virtual Machines do.

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                  • Re-enable Webjobs in ILB-ASE

                    It's really frustrating that the Webjobs option is greyed out in the portal for all our Web Apps that are in an ILB-ASE and that they are not accessible with our Azure credentials. We now have to create the url manually (https://portal.azure.com/#resource/subscriptions/<subscription-id>/resourceGroups/<resourcegroup-name>/providers/Microsoft.Web/sites/<webapp-name>/webJobs) for every Web App before we can access the Web Job! When we finally have the right URL we have to use the credentials from the publish settings to get access to the specific Web Job, because the Azure credentials won't allow access. This really can't be best practice as we use RBAC to control access…

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                      1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • When there is a scaling alert it should tell me which one of my rules cause the scaling up or down.

                      When I get an email scale up or down alert for my site. I have no idea which one of my rules has caused the action. It could have been CPU, Memory, or any one of my scale up metrics I am monitoring. It would be really nice to know which one it is.

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                      • Restart App Service Plan (all Web Apps in a plan), something similar to iisreset, from within the portal

                        It would be great to have a restart button, similar to the restart button in a Web App, but on the App Service Plan level to restart all Web Apps in a plan. something similar to iisreset.

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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi Ibrahim,

                          What issue are you trying to solve? What use case would this be used for?

                          It seems to me that placing a restart option on the plan level might do more harm than good, by resetting the memory on all the apps under the plan. Depending on your scenario, auto-heal would be a great solution to solve individual machine issues. See a video by my colleagues here for more details: https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Windows-Azure-Web-Sites-Tutorials/Auto-Healing-an-Azure-App-Service

                          Placing this idea under review for now until I understand what’s at the base of the request here.

                          Thanks!
                          Oded

                        • Ability to incrementally create/update AppSettings & ConnectionStrings

                          Actual problem:
                          Today if we don't provide all of the existing AppSettings or ConnectionStrings, the ones we omit are removed.

                          Feature:
                          A little bit like the ARM deployment mode, add the ability to specify an Incremental & Complete mode when pushing settings. To ensure compatibility, Complete would be the default, keeping the behavior we have today. If we set the mode to Incremental, only the provided settings would be created/updated, leaving existing settings untouched.

                          Use cases:
                          This would be very useful in cases where we want to sync AppSettings or ConnectionStrings for resources directly in our ARM templates for only…

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                          • App Service Plan also clones when cloning a Web App only if the Web App and App Service Plan is in a different Resource group

                            When we clone a Web App, the App Service Plan will also clone if the Web App and App Service Plan is in a differnet resource group.
                            This won't happen if the Web App and the App Service Plan is in the same resource group.

                            Repro Steps:
                            1. Put a Web App and an App Service Plan in a different resource group.
                            2. Clone the Web App from the Azure Portal ([Development Tools] - [Clone app]).
                            3. Not only the Web App, but also the App Service Plan, which we selected when cloning Web App, will also been cloned in…

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                            • allow empty collection as a value of Set-AzureRmWebApp -AppSettings parameter

                              Attempting to clear AppSettings using
                              Set-AzureRmWebApp -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName -Name $name -AppSettings @{}
                              fails the validation. I believe this is a bug because it should be possible to clear all AppSettings this way.

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                              • Web App on Linux MySQL support within the web app (same as Web Apps)

                                Enable MySQL within the Linux Web App, as the IIS Web Apps have.

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                                • Add Bitbucket deployment option to Linux web apps

                                  My company uses Bitbucket exclusively for our Git repo hosting, I'm very excited to start using the Linux-based web app service, would love to see Bitbucket added as a deployment source option alongside Github and Azure.

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                                  • Support for Docker on Windows App Service

                                    Similar to the Linux App Service Docker support. Having support for a Windows Docker container running in an App Service Plan.

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                                    • SSH for Azure App Services for Linux

                                      Support SSH access under the application user with access to the app $HOME directory.

                                      This would help with troubleshooting, as well as interesting deployment scenarios like Mina or Capistrano.

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                                      • Add build system for app service on linux

                                        I use App service on Linux with dotnet core container.

                                        Currently, deploy to app service on Linux is git push or ftp.

                                        Deploy by FTP is non secure, so i want to use git.

                                        But, it is not build at time of git push, I have to commit artifacts to Git.

                                        So i would like to add a system to run the build at git push.

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                                        • App Service Companion - Ability swap deployment slots

                                          Whilst being able to stop and restart web apps is good it would be better for me if I could swap deployment slots. This would give me an additional option to resolve potential issues with a recent release if I was on the go.

                                          Great app btw.

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