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  1. Allow map azure file share (Microsoft Azure File Service)

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

    496 votes
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      24 comments  ·  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…

      69 votes
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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

      • 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…

        198 votes
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          15 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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

          23 votes
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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)

          • Allow AAD multi-tenant Apps using App Service Authentication and Authorization

            Allow Azure Active Directory (AAD) multi-tenant Apps using App Service Authentication and Authorization.

            After on-boarding a tenant with a multi tenant AAD App (Client), the tenant is not able to login to protected Web/Api Apps on App Services.

            The ClientId used is the same in AAD Multitenant App.
            The STS url is/can only be configured for the App/Client primary tenant GUID.

            There are no options to enable-multi tenant STS on App Service Authentication and authorization interface.

            13 votes
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              2 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.

              166 votes
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                14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                  3 comments  ·  App Gallery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Azure Key Vault Recently announced support for EV certificates with 3rd party integration.

                  https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kv/2016/09/26/manage-certificates-via-azure-key-vault/
                  https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kv/2016/09/26/get-started-with-azure-key-vault-certificates/

                  Currently there are no immediate plans to offer EV certificates using Azure App Service Certificates. This item is tracked in our backlog.

                • Support optional client certificates for TLS mutual auth

                  Client certificat optional

                  In IIS the client certificat may be:
                  - ignored
                  - accepted (certificat optional)
                  - asked (certificat mandatory)

                  But on app service it can't be "accepted".

                  24 votes
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                    7 comments  ·  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.

                    284 votes
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                      8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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

                      • 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…

                        298 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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'.

                          9 votes
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                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            9 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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...

                              168 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                7 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve Java site deployments

                                  Deploying a Java application to Azure for the first time is not bad, but incremental updates are very painful. The basic functionality works, but it involved multiple steps that really shouldn't be there.

                                  1. Every time that you want to deploy a WAR file, you have to delete the application's exploded directory (ROOT, for example). In order to do this properly, you have to stop the server first. You should be able to simply replace the WAR file (ROOT.war, for example), and have Tomcat take care of updating the application. If you have an application that is large or has…

                                  45 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    There are a number of bumps with how we enable publishing for Tomcat and Jetty. The system we have is pretty open ended as it allows you to drop in nearly any Java application. Unfortunately the side effect is that the more PaaS like experiences that are reasonably expected with the built in Tomcat/Jetty are subject to the bumps when publishing to Tomcat/Jetty that is configured with the war autoload capability. Long story short, there are work items that we are looking at to make this better when using the built in Tomcat and Jetty.
                                    Christina

                                  • 48 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Application instance health monitoring and recovery using web tests

                                      We've recently suffered a 3 hour outage on our web app due due to the process servicing the web app continuously crashing. After escalating the issue and working with an escalation engineer we have not been able to diagnose the cause (access violation but unfortunately the crash dump was corrupted).

                                      However what we have learned is that even with multiple instances running if this was to happen again the unhealthy instance would not be removed from the load balancing and all requests serviced by that instance would fail. According to the escalation engineer the load balancing just detects infrastructure failures,…

                                      65 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Usage of (Registration-Free Activation of) COM Components in Azure Web App

                                        We are facing the issue - " (The 'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0' provider is not registered on the local machine. in app service azure) while running my ASP.Net MVC application hosted in App Service, not in VM . The application uses 'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0' provider which has to be installed on App Service before my application runs."

                                        We understand that :
                                        - There is no way to install VM-wide software on AppService – it runs in a sandbox
                                        - Startup tasks are applicable to “cloud services”, not AppService

                                        Just wondering if “Registration-Free Activation of COM Components” would be useful in scenarios like App Services where…

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                                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • support file serving and compression for SVG files out of the box (without modification of Web.config)

                                          Serving of SVG files is disabled by default. However SVGs are a crucial part of HTML and the default way to include vector graphics and icons into a web page. They should be added to the default configuration.

                                          Since they're plain XML files it should also be very easy to enable compression for them.

                                          29 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            under review  ·  Erez BenariErez Benari responded

                                            Hello, Karsten, and thanks for pointint this out. We will consider making this change to Azure.

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