Web Apps

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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  1. Add ability to use API Key authentication

    It would be nice to be able to protect API apps with a set of API Keys instead of requiring a user to manually log in. This would be especially helpful for backend APIs that don't require user authorization or are accessed primarily by other servers.

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      8 comments  ·  API Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make OData a first class citizen.

      Apparently OData (Microsoft's flagship REST data protocol) isn't fully supported.

      More info:

      https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/azure/en-US/7363e392-86d8-4b60-99fd-af98e128ab06/whats-the-odata-story?forum=AzureAPIApps

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      "If you can manually create Swagger 2.0 metadata to describe your REST API, it will work perfectly."
      /quote

      Assuming it's true that swagger can't do OData, I would think that fact alone would've precluded swagger as an option.

      Additionally, whatever the reason swagger cannot create metadata for a WebAPI OData project should have been addressed before launch.

      Regardless, please fix this.

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        4 comments  ·  API Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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

        • API Apps with AllowAnonymous

          Have a mix of authentication levels for different endpoints in the underlying Web API?

          API App to have access level of 'Public (authenticated)' but one of the endpoints needs to be accessible as an anonymous user. Previously I would have just applied the AllowAnonymous attribute on the method, but the gateway still intercepts and returns an unauthenticated response.

          Would be great to mark a specific method as allowing anonymous and the default behaviour to respect the gateway authentication level.

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            3 comments  ·  API Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thank you for your feedback!

            Right now the workaround is to set your authentication/authorization option to enabled, but set the action for unauthenticated requests to “allow.” Then manually redirect unauthenticated requests to the secured endpoints to the authorization flow at /.auth/login/done.
            https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service-mobile/app-service-mobile-how-to-configure-active-directory-authentication#optional-configure-a-native-client-application

            We would like to add more robust support for multiple auth levels in the future. I am placing this item in “unplanned” to be used in future planning sessions.

            Thanks!
            Alex
            Azure App Service Team

          • Certificate Authentication

            From what I can see clients can only authenticate to API apps interactively. This, like others said, makes automated authentication difficult. It would be great to support certificate authentication, much like the Azure Management API does, i.e. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/ee460782.aspx#bk_cert

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

              Thank you for your feedback!

              For the time being you can use service principle auth to programmatically authenticate with an API if you are using AAD auth. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service-api/app-service-api-dotnet-service-principal-auth

              We would like to add general cert auth to App Service authentication/authorization in the future. I am placing this item in “unplanned” to be used in future planning sessions.

              Thanks!
              Alex
              Azure App Service Team

            • Aggregated logs for Linux App Service instances

              To access logs for my Linux App Service instance i have to go to myapp.scm.azurewebsites.net/api/logs/docker and it lists all the instances i have running with a link to the log file for each node. This is cumbersome when trying to debug an issue. Could we have an option under diagnostic logs to target a storage Table and have these aggregated as one source

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              • Pipenv and Pipfile Support

                Support for Pipenv and Pipfiles, the new recommended standard for environment management for Python.

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