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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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Products that we listen to in this space include: App Service, Web Apps, API Apps and Web App for Containers.

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  1. BYO - Storage for Windows Web Apps

    It seems to me a little strange that I can mount Azure Files in App Service on Linux and Web App for Containers but not in standard/regular Web App.
    Our specific use case is a big web app spawned across more App Service Env under a Traffic Manager umbrella: for some kind of application logic a regular file system is better (more simple to use / less rework) than use the Storage API.

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  2. Provide acceptable scale out time for instances in ASE Isolated instance types

    Scaling is a core feature of App Services. We used ASE for the additional features however it means we are stuck with 40 mins scale out time to add an instance. Per support this is by design, however this is not documented anywhere in public domain.
    Scaling is supposed to help us get customers on to Azure, if it takes 40 mins to add an instance, it will not meet the business needs, we abandoned ASE only due to this issue. Kindly document current scale out time in public documentation so that user know this before hand.
    Ultimate goal should…

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    3 comments  ·  App Service Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback!

    You’re right that ASE scaling operations take longer than the common plans on multi-tenant App Service. We are looking at ways to decrease the time so it will on par with multi-tenant but this means a new infrastructure is needed with managing a pool or pre-assigned VMs to the ASEs.

    This is documented here, though without a time frame mentioned as it depends on a numbers of factors: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/environment/using-an-ase#how-scale-works.

    We will update when there is more information here.

    Thanks,
    Oded

  3. Allow Custom URL Rewrite Handler for Database

    Allow installation of a GAC custom rewrite handler for doing URL rewrites on Web Apps using a database backend.

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  4. App Service - Allow Named Pipe Activation to be enabled

    We would like to use named pipes to communicate between services on the same app service, but this doesn't seem to be possible since named pipe activation isn't enabled in .Net on the app service.

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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?

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  6. 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 TLSECDHERSAWITHAES256GCMSHA384, TLSECDHERSAWITHAES128GCMSHA256, TLSECDHERSAWITHCHACHA20POLY1305SHA256.

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  7. Azure App Service Certificate : Add support for EV certificates (Extended Validation)

    Azure App Service Certificate permit to have standard SSL and Wildcard. But need to add a new SKU for permit customers to register an EV Certificate too (Extended Validation)

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  8. Need a read-only role or operation for Web App Kudu logs.

    Developers need to be able to access the KUDU logs for deployment and diagnostic troubleshooting without having contributor access to the web app. Can a read-only role or resource provider operation be created in order to grant this level of access?

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

    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 list and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature

  9. Add alerts/notification for Auto heal application.

    Adding alerts or notification when the there is a Proactive auto healing or Mitigation rules in the application.

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  10. Programmatically associating a Hybrid Connection to an Azure App Service is not possible

    I believe that there should be a capability added to Azure App Services to allow for programmatically associating existing Hybrid Connections to an App Service instance. This can be done manually via the portal as shown in the attached image but cannot be done via Powershell, Azure CLI, or Azure REST API. Any upcoming features for this? Or is this already possible but I haven't yet been able to find out how? Thank you.

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  11. Web App for Containers - ACR access requires admin account enabled on repository

    It looks as though Web App for Containers requires the use of the admin account on the repository in ACR.

    The notes on use of the admin account suggest to use that account only for testing purposes and describe some of the downsides to having it enabled.

    Is there a plan to support Service Principal access to the ACR repository for Web App for Containers?

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  12. Access to a populated User.Identity

    It would be very valueable to have Access to a "populated" User.Identity in the Controllers. Most of the the time, at least in my apps, my Apis will present user specific Content. Having a populated User.Identity would help alot.

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    1 comment  ·  API Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello!

    At the moment our recommended method for checking the identity of the current user is to check several attributes added to incoming requests. This is to allow your application to go completely in and out of memory on lower priced tiers without “always-on.” Check out the tutorial below for the header names.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service-api/app-service-api-authentication

    We would like to have language specific auth functionality like this in the future. I am placing this item in “unplanned” to be used in future planning sessions.

    thanks for your feedback!
    Alex
    Azure App Service Team

  13. Linux Static Site on Nginx

    One of the most common web techniques today is static generated web sites. Ideally, there would be an option along with Node, Php etc for Static HTML. This would allow configuration for just running Nginx web servers to host static sites.

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  15. Fix export of resource type 'Microsoft.Web/sites/config'

    get error :"Could not get resources of the type 'Microsoft.Web/sites/config'. Resources of this type will not be exported. (Code: ExportTemplateProviderError)"

    Among the obvious it would be nice to see how to set various app settings like turning off PHP and activating 'Always On' or maybe turning off 'ARR Affinity'.

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    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Send shutdown HTTP request for graceful termination

    There is no way to gracefully shutdown a Node Windows App Service. It would be great if iisnode sent a shutdown/cooldown request, just like it sends a warmup request (https://michaelcandido.com/app-service-warm-up-demystified/). This would allow us to close DB connections and stop processing Azure Service Bus messages, for example.

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  17. Increase the custom host name limit on App Service

    Right now, there is a limit of 500 custom home name on app service. We've an app service where in we configure custom hostname for each of our client. And we hit the limti of 500. Work around is to host multiple app service but that is too much overhead.
    We hit similar limit on AWS Cloud front and they increase the limit right away. We may need to think as an alternate if this is the hard limit on Azure.
    Looking forward for positive response.

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  18. 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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    0 comments  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

  19. Allow FrontDoor CNAME for App Service Managed Certificate validation

    When creating an App Service Managed Certificate, it should allow validation if the CNAME is pointing to a FrontDoor with the same domain (or the FrontDoor's backend is the same Web App).

    Currently it gives the error "Hostname not eligible for App Service Managed Certificates creation" since the CNAME is not directly pointing to the web app.

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  20. Support Availability Zones for App Service Environment

    With Azure SQL and Storage having zone redundant capabilities and Application Gateway in preview, App Service Environment is soon to be the only thing keeping us from fully PaaS, zone redundant web applications.

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