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  1. Enable HTTP/2 on Azure Web Apps

    IIS 10.0 in Windows 10 already supports HTTP/2, Azure Web Apps should support it as well.

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    • add support for Meteor on Azure Websites

      The Meteor platform has reached the 1.0 milestone and have matured quite a bit.

      It would be great if you could host a Meteor solution on Azure Websites.
      It ought to be possible on a virtual machine bit I feel that it is a bit overkill.

      751 votes
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        41 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          30 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hello,
          Apologies for going dark on this. Making a change to an existing App Service Plan name is actually harder than it initially seems. The App Service Plan name is used as an identifier by other Azure components like Auto Scaling and since it is a part of the REST API it may be used by other scripts and external services.
          Having said that we understand that this is a common enough scenario. Currently you can work around the problem by creating a new App Service Plan, moving your apps to the new one and then deleting the old one. This is not an ideal experience so we will be working on an API \ Powershell command to automate the process.
          Thanks!
          Nir (App Service team)

        • Allow map azure file share (Microsoft Azure File Service)

          Allow access using SMB to an Azure File Share from Azure Web Sites

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          • Provide "Require SSL" setting for Azure Websites

            IIS provides a simple checkbox, "Requrie SSL" under a web site's SSL Settings area which forces secure connections to the site. There's no such simple way to set this for Azure Websites. If you use the default {name}.azurewebsites.net address when creating a site both HTTP and HTTPS endpoints are exposed but there's no simple way to disable the HTTP side.

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              9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add support for uploading .cer files for Certificates

              Restricting to .pfx files for certificates makes sense in the context of TLS/SSL.

              The thing is, we're using this same cert functionality for non-SSL certs that we just want to have available for the website (like pfx files for encryption or cer files for communicating with other systems that use cert based auth). With Cloud Services, whether it was an SSL cert or a non-SSL cert, pfx or cer, they were all configured the same way and made available via the cert store. With Azure websites, the response we've got is, us the SSL mechanism for pfxs and drop your…

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              • Support Elixir in azure webapps

                Is there any thoughts on supporting Elixir on azure webapps?

                As the phoenix framework (http://www.phoenixframework.org/) is getting traction maybe that is something you want to support.

                271 votes
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                  13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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…

                  262 votes
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                    11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable users to create custom error pages for 403 and 503 service unavailable messages

                    Currently 503 errors (service unavailable) present a blank white page with "service unavailable" to the users which is far from professional for us. It would be far better if we could provide a custom 503 page which would include a logo etc., and some text along the lines of "We apologise for the inconvenience, we are working on it. These issues usually resolve in about five minutes. please contact support for further help if required." or something similar.... This error might be caused by Azure network issues, so away from the web app instance.

                    It would also be helpful if…

                    218 votes
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                      18 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add button to copy Prod to Staging slot instead of swap

                      When we deploy by using 'swap' the deployment slot will have an old version of the website. Since we want to use the deployment slot as a staging website, it would be great if we could copy the primary website to a deployment slot, without performing a swap.

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                      • More stronger App service machines

                        Please add more performance options like VMs for App service apps. I need more stronger machines under App services like DS2 VMs (faster CPU + SSD for example). Please add options to select stronger machines under App services.

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                        • Provide .NET language packs on Web Apps

                          I'm working on a website that uses System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations

                          On my local machine, model validation messages are displayed in french but they are in english when I deploy the website to Azure.

                          Please install .NET language packs on Azure Web Apps so we don't have to create .resx files and messy code to override .NET built-in messages...

                          174 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add azure commandlets

                            There is a possibility to run windows powershell scripts in Azure websites but if developers were able to run the Azure powershell commandlets they can unlock the Power of Azure powershell!

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                            • Add Ruby on Rails to Azure Web Sites ( http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/documentation/services/web-sites/ )

                              Azure Web Sites only supports C#, Node.js, PHP, and Python. Please add support for Ruby (and Ruby on Rails).

                              149 votes
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                                10 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                under review  ·  Erez BenariErez Benari responded

                                Hi Rogelio and thanks for your suggestion. I will take this to the product team and see if this is something we can do.

                              • Option to disable FTP (and force FTPS) in Azure Web Apps

                                I love the simplicity of deploying and configuring Web Apps but I would like to improve security by forcing clients to use FTPS instead of non-secure FTP.

                                Being able to toggle each deployment option on/off would be great to help minimise exposure.

                                140 votes
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                                • Add a web hook to get notified of completed auto-swaps

                                  Deployment slots with the auto-swap feature are useful to warm up the application before making it visible. Unfortunately, it is not possible to get feedback from the operation.

                                  It would be nice to have a web hook that is invoked with the result of the operation (success/failure).

                                  123 votes
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                                  • Add Azure WebJob in Visual studio should have support for console applications written in F#

                                    I as money other is using F# more and more to write all types of applications, and now I've come to webjobs. It is possible to deploy F# console applications but you have to add the webjob-publish-setting.json file and the relevant nuget packages manually. This should be supported in the "Add Webjobs" dialogue. As it is now you can only add regular C# console applications, but it is no reason this limit exist since F# console applications works just as fine.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add static IP address for outbound traffic without the use of App Service Environment

                                      There are many reasons you may want to have a static IP address for outbound connections. For example, you may be accessing a system which requires you to whitelist IP address in a firewall, such as SQL Database or an external service.

                                      Currently, the only way to get a static IP address for outbound connections is to use App Service Environment. App Service Environments are quite complex, and has a very high price tag. You need at least 4 instances, 2 of which must be P2, meaning you'll pay at least 1000 EUR/month. Paying 1000 EUR/month just because you want…

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                                        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thanks for the suggestion. The App Service is a multi tenant service which makes features like this more challenging. Because the App Service Environment is single tenant and runs in your VNet it makes having a static IP for outbound requests from your app possible.

                                        Christina

                                      • Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) Stapling

                                        We are seeing some delays in Time To First Byte because OCSP stapling is not active on Azure Web Apps SSL endpoints.
                                        This causes our clients' browsers to call the issuing CA's endpoint before SSL negotiation can really begin.

                                        Stapling would save the client browser from having to make an extra request to the CA checking if the certificate has been revoked.

                                        There is also a potential privacy issue for our clients that the CA will be able to log these requests. If the web server takes care of OCSP on the other hand no requests will be sent from…

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                                        • Add support multi factor authentication via FTP access. (PCI DSS compliance)

                                          In the following URL, we can find PCI DSS standard document v3_2.

                                          <https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/document_library>

                                          I read this document (Attached) and found the following item.

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                                          8.3.1 Incorporate multi-factor authentication for all non-console access into the CDE for personnel with administrative access.
                                          Note: This requirement is a best practice until January 31, 2018, after which it becomes a requirement.

                                          8.3.1.a Examine network and/or system configurations, as applicable, to verify multi-factor authentication is required for all non-console administrative access into the CDE.
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                                          Currently we can access WebApps via FTP with non-multi-factor-authentication when we deploy our application. But PCI DSS standard…

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