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  1. 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

    • Golang support for Azure Functions

      C# and other environments are already supported; it would be nice if Go / Golang was one of them. I'd love to handle web requests using Golang + Azure Functions.

      It could provide the "HTTP Requests" via the stdin, while the "HTTP Response" can be given via the stdout. (or whatever those two are called on Windows ;-) )

      47 votes
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      • Add "Virtual Directory" info for Web App Publish

        When targeting an Azure Web App Virtual Directory, the label "Site Name" gives the user no clue that the Virtual Directory needs to be appended here AND to the Destination URL.

        Most helpful would be a modification to the Publish Web screen for a Web Application Project, perhaps a "Virtual Directory?" in italics with a "circle i" to hover over with more information.

        Also helpful would be some text on the Azure Web App -> All Settings -> Application Settings -> Virtual Applications and Directories entry. Maybe even move the Virtual Applications and Directories up a level in the All…

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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...

          171 votes
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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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              1 comment  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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              • Make the remote debugging of the WebJob more easly

                The remote debugging function will be more useful, if there is one of the function (or both) I mention below.

                1. Enable remote debugging for the "scheduled" WebJob
                2. Automatically attach the debugger when starting the "continuous" WebJob

                If we want to remote debug a WebJob using Visual Studio, it is only supported for the "continuous" WebJob.
                Thus, if we want to debug a scheduled WebJob, we have to set the WebJob as "continuous", even if it is a "scheduled WebJob".

                However, when we remote debug the continuous web job, we have to start the WebJob before attaching the debugger…

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                • 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.

                  54 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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                    • Ability to move Web Apps to a different Resource Group

                      Really need this one, due to the inability to Change App Service Plan on a web app when the App Service Plan has a different Resource Group

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                        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi, This scenario is currently unsupported, you can move your app between resource groups but you can’t move it to another app service plan if the destination app service plan is in a different resource group than the source resource group, even if both app service plans are on the same scale unit.
                        We are currently investigating how we can add the support for such scenario, and we will share any updates.

                        Ahmed (App Service Team)

                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • [Linux] Allow to access certicate store within linux app services

                            It is currently not possible to use certificates in Linux App Services as described in this blog post:

                            https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/using-certificates-in-azure-websites-applications/

                            Please add access to the azure certificate store within a linux container.

                            12 votes
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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • Enable IP blocking via the Azure portal for PaaS Web Apps, not IIS/web.config

                                  RIght now, Azure only offers IP blocks in the web.config (IIS) level. This is allowing the request to actually get to IIS. We'd like more of a firewall approach, where the AZURE PLATFORM blocks the request on the network layer, never allowing the request to make it to our web app instances.

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                                  • Add url-based probe health checks to Web Apps

                                    When I spin up multiple instances of a Web App, and one of them goes unhealthy in the sense that it starts throwing HTTP 500 errors, I'd like the load balancer to take it out of the load, ideally by using load balancer probing.

                                    This is achieved through WebRoles as detailed here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/jj151530.aspx, but this functionality is not available in Web Apps. It would really help soften the blow of instance-based outages.

                                    26 votes
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                                      • Support OWIN Self-Hosting In Azure Websites - Repost since it was declined a year ago.

                                        Support OWIN Self-Hosting In Azure Websites - Repost since it was declined a year ago.

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                                        • 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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