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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  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

    • 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…

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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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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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.

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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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                    • 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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                      • 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).

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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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                          • Provide a real support for integrating Web Apps with resources inside a virtual network

                            The current implementation of Vnet integration with Web Apps is nowhere near good enough.
                            1. ASE's: ASE's are fine, but the extreme cost makes it completely unrealistic to use the feature except for very large sites.
                            2. Point-to-Site Vnets: If my vnet is an Expressroute vnet then I have no way to connecto to it using this feature

                            We need a well-working and easy way of integrating webapps with vnets. The optimal solution would be a simple "yes/no" for giving the web app an ip address inside the virtual network.

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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.

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                                • 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…

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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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                                    • 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?

                                      62 votes
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                                      • 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.

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                                        • Add IP address to 'Testing in Production' section of WebApps

                                          Currently you can create new slots and distribute the percentage of traffic between them. What would be very helpful is to add a IP address to this, so all traffic (or a percentage of traffic) from a certain IP would go to a certain slot.
                                          The use case for this would be adding your companies IP address to go to the staging slot so they can all test the website, without them switching between a production and staging url all the time.

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