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Add support for free tls/ssl certificates

I want to create a tls/ssl binding to a custom host-name with a free certificate

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, re-open and add easy cert install with "Let's Encrypt" certificates like dreamhost offers.

  • Simon Luckenuik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Managing Let's Encrypt renewals manually is painful, please integrate it. Azure is already providing free SSL Certificates for CDN, let's make it globally available in Azure!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is it because it’s a revenue generator when doing it the fast and easy way to get certs thru GoD?

  • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Let's be blunt. Microsoft, you ARE losing business because Azure doesn't support letsencrypt.org.

    It removes the renewal, and the cost of SSL certificates. so it is easier and costs less, developers and end users both are going to always want this. Unless you come up with your own flavor of free auto renewing SSL certs, this request isn't going away.

    I just finished an email for a current Azure client that needs to move their website to SSL, describing the official option, and workaround using the community "solution", and porting the website to a LAMP stack and using something that does support letsencrypt.

    Who knows what they will pick, but if I'm sending that email you know tons of other web development companies are as well.

    I'm not sure if you are contractually prevented this from happening, but you need to fix it somehow.

    I'm a Microsoft Fanboy and always have been, but if we don't get something implemented, people are going to be looking elsewhere for cloud website hosting.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The KeyVault resource provider needs to start reading the feedback left by Azure customers, lack of Let's Encrypt support is a bit of a blocker right now for us and the Azure Microsoft.Web resource provider is taking the brunt of feedback for Let's Encrypt when it requires integration from the KeyVault RP.

    Google Cloud Platform already offers this, so either the KeyVault team needs to finally respond and give us the technical reason as to why this can't be implemented or they should at least try to implement this.

    This really does seem like old Microsoft again.

  • Mark Wynne commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    1 Click Lets Encrypt support added to Azure Key Vault Certificates would be amazing so we can then attach to Web Roles, Worker Roles etc as we need. I read some where this was available but had a quick look and if it is its not obvious?

  • Brian Seekford commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It still baffles me that Microsoft can't/won't make this happen to ease SSL for sites. Small businesses or people hosting small personal sites would benefit from this. Why they expect the community to write the apps for them is amazing. The setup is insane for the webjob, when it should be a tick box for a built in job that Azure handles.

  • Brian Seekford commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This should be reopened. The webjob is a major pain. Just read the 8 pages of steps. Why couldn't this be a built in feature. Tick a box and have Azure do it. The azure team is being majorly lazy or some lawyer somewhere is being a road block.

  • Clint Mann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, GCP and AWS are smoking Microsoft on this front. Microsoft always seems to not care about the little details that REALLY matter to developers, and instead they focus only on "Cool" new features. Microsoft will probably finally catch up to the others by adding a one click certificate, but it will be way after they lose market share to the other providers.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The Google Cloud Platform provides this for free and paid accounts by just going into the settings and clicking a button. Something to think about.

  • Eric Malamisura commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is not what we wanted. This still very much relies on the free time of an open source developer to add support. What we wanted was for you to officially support this service and maintain it.

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