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  1. 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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  2. 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."
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    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 →
  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Pipenv and Pipfile Support

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

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  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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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  9. Different colors for different Azure testing locations

    Please add the possibility to set different colors for the different Azure testing locations (in web tests).

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