Support App Service Managed Certificates on Free and Shared Tiers
Allow web apps on Free and Shared tiers to use App service Managed Certificates
Thank you for the feedback. We are investigating this feature request and I will update this status as we progress.
this is outrageous and plain ridiculous that Free or Shared tier web apps cannot have ssl certificates enabled. For everything that Microsoft is doing to lure in developers to use .net core and azure, this is almost as is important. I went through the whole setup for the Lets Encrypt and at the end got the message: The Service Plan is using the Shared which doesn't support SSL certificates.
It is simple: PEOPLE HAVE PERSONAL WEBSITE THAT STOPPED WORKING ON CHROME AND EDGE BECAUSE SSL IS MANDATORY.
personal websites are all sorts of portfolios and cool sites used for testing and playing with new technologies that developer share amongst themselves, and because of this reason they go back to godaddy or elsewhere because some Microsoft Azure manager is dumb enough to understand the worth of Free or Shared tiers with enabled SSL certificates.
winter limelight commented
Agreed with both commenters. I can live with ~$14 (NZD) a month for my personal site which makes no money... but not over $100 for B1. And with newer browsers flagging everything not HTTPS, this is becoming a must have for all sites at all levels.
Any update on this request?
Douglas Craday commented
I'm just playing with azure sites and only one at that. I have a hard time justifying going from $10.00 per month to over $50 per month to get SSL. I cant even do Let's Encrypt because of the Always On Setting is disabled. An update would b nice too.
Martin Brown commented
The jump from Shared at 7.07 GBP to Basic at 51.14 GBP is way to big for a lot of tiny sites. But at the same time having google reject your site as insecure makes life hard. It would be good to find a way to secure web traffic without costing a fortune.