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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.

More details about the services are available in the App Service documentation. If you have a technical issue, please open a post on the developer forums through Stack Overflow or MSDN.

Products that we listen to in this space include: App Service, Web Apps, API Apps and Web App for Containers.

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  1. 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'.

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  2. FTP accounts tied to subscription, not user. Not enough auditing

    In the current model, FTP credentials are tied to a user's azure login. Thus, we have no visibility into credentials that are set, as we cannot see other people's FTP credentials they've set. Furthermore, when an FTP account is created or deleted, nothing is logged. This makes it difficult to audit who has access. With the logins being tied to the user, when the user leaves, there is no way for us to reclaim that username unless they delete their ftp credentials first. This doesn't always work, as a user may depart abruptly or not on good terms. Although the…

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  3. Provide acceptable scale out time for instances in ASE Isolated instance types

    Scaling is a core feature of App Services. We used ASE for the additional features however it means we are stuck with 40 mins scale out time to add an instance. Per support this is by design, however this is not documented anywhere in public domain.
    Scaling is supposed to help us get customers on to Azure, if it takes 40 mins to add an instance, it will not meet the business needs, we abandoned ASE only due to this issue. Kindly document current scale out time in public documentation so that user know this before hand.
    Ultimate goal should…

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    0 comments  ·  App Service Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback!

    You’re right that ASE scaling operations take longer than the common plans on multi-tenant App Service. We are looking at ways to decrease the time so it will on par with multi-tenant but this means a new infrastructure is needed with managing a pool or pre-assigned VMs to the ASEs.

    This is documented here, though without a time frame mentioned as it depends on a numbers of factors: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/environment/using-an-ase#how-scale-works.

    We will update when there is more information here.

    Thanks,
    Oded

  4. Automatically rebind SSL Certs that have Auto-Renew

    Right now there is a way to purchase and Auto-Renew SSL-Certs for Web Apps. Unfortunately, the Auto-Renew does _NOT_ also bind the new cert to the WebApps where the cert it is replacing is currently bound to.

    This makes Auto-Renew more or less useless, as one still has to manually bind the new cert once it becomes available.

    A cert with Auto-Renew should automatically bind to all WebApps where the cert it replaces is used.

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    10 comments  ·  App Service Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Thomas,

    Some feedback from our team:

    We do not update the SSL binding on rare cases, and we do have the code working just that it happens on a different task. This is definitely a bug we will be fixing as soon as we can. Most likely will be dealt with in June.

    Thanks,
    Oded

  5. Vapor Support

    Add support for Vapor under the App Services / Starter Web Apps section. This brings support to the Swift server side developer and will be one of the providers of the Vapor Red project (https://vapor.red/)

    Thanks.

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  6. Send shutdown HTTP request for graceful termination

    There is no way to gracefully shutdown a Node Windows App Service. It would be great if iisnode sent a shutdown/cooldown request, just like it sends a warmup request (https://michaelcandido.com/app-service-warm-up-demystified/). This would allow us to close DB connections and stop processing Azure Service Bus messages, for example.

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  7. Linux Static Site on Nginx

    One of the most common web techniques today is static generated web sites. Ideally, there would be an option along with Node, Php etc for Static HTML. This would allow configuration for just running Nginx web servers to host static sites.

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  8. Support Availability Zones for App Service Environment

    With Azure SQL and Storage having zone redundant capabilities and Application Gateway in preview, App Service Environment is soon to be the only thing keeping us from fully PaaS, zone redundant web applications.

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  9. Connecting WebApp Service and a DBaaS (MS SQL MySQL etc)PaaS through a VNet service

    Connecting WebApp Service and a DBaaS (MS SQL MySQL etc)PaaS through a VNet service. We understand that there is a SNAT limitation when a webapp service is connected to a PaaS service that causes error in the application.
    We need private endpoint for DB PaaS services for overcoming the SNAT limitation and also to reduce the latency while connected through private IP address.

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  10. 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.

  11. Document healthcheck URL requirement for custom containers

    With Web App for Containers, it seems Azure uses a special URL "/robots933456.txt" to check when the container has started, and expects a valid HTTP response (404 is fine). This requirement for custom containers should be mentioned in the documentation! (and preferably, it should be configurable)

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  12. Programmatically associating a Hybrid Connection to an Azure App Service is not possible

    I believe that there should be a capability added to Azure App Services to allow for programmatically associating existing Hybrid Connections to an App Service instance. This can be done manually via the portal as shown in the attached image but cannot be done via Powershell, Azure CLI, or Azure REST API. Any upcoming features for this? Or is this already possible but I haven't yet been able to find out how? Thank you.

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  13. DNS resolution is not working in Azure Web App for Containers (linux)

    DNS resolution is not working in Web App for Containers (linux) when using custom docker image. The DHCP generated resolv.conf is broken. After using SSH to log in to the container trying nslookup google.com also fails with DNS resolution error.

    See my sample project for more details:

    https://github.com/henkosch/azure-webapp-dnstest

    The problem is also mentioned in the comments section on this page:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/containers/app-service-linux-faq

    Does anyone have an idea how to fix this?

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  14. [Linux] Allow to access certicate store within linux app services

    It is currently not possible to use certificates in Linux App Services as described in this blog post:

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/using-certificates-in-azure-websites-applications/

    Please add access to the azure certificate store within a linux container.

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  15. 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.

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  16. Pipenv and Pipfile Support

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

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  18. Option to hide/anonymize IPs in webserver logs to be GDPR compliant

    It would be very helpfull if there would be an option to hide/anonymize IPs in webapps webserver logs. Right now you have to disable webserver logs completely to be GDPR compliant which might be not best practice.

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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi all,

    Thank you for the feedback and recommendations on this important topic!

    We will look at adding this to our feature roadmap though we don’t have any timing to share right now.

    For additional guidance please refer to “Azure Data Subject Request GDPR Documentation” under the Service Trust Portal: https://servicetrust.microsoft.com/ViewPage/GDPRDSR. Specifically read through, Part 1 – Step 5, which discusses the removal of personal data and timing in which you can leverage retention period settings for the logs.

    Thanks,
    Oded

  19. Web App and Private DNS zone support

    Web App support for using Azure Private DNS Zones without a DNS server to forward requests through. We are able to resolve the private dns queries from a VM that uses Azure provided dns and linked Private DNS zone, but the Web App is not able to do the same when using regional vnet integration. We must set the vnet to use a VM or on-prem DNS server that forwards requests to the Azure DNS IP, which is then able to return the private dns records. For a PaaS implementation, this seems clunky. The use case is to send Web…

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  20. Web App for Containers - ACR access requires admin account enabled on repository

    It looks as though Web App for Containers requires the use of the admin account on the repository in ACR.

    The notes on use of the admin account suggest to use that account only for testing purposes and describe some of the downsides to having it enabled.

    Is there a plan to support Service Principal access to the ACR repository for Web App for Containers?

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