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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.

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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. Need a read-only role or operation for Web App Kudu logs.

    Developers need to be able to access the KUDU logs for deployment and diagnostic troubleshooting without having contributor access to the web app. Can a read-only role or resource provider operation be created in order to grant this level of access?

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    0 comments  ·  Supportability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature list and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature

  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. 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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  4. App Service Sertificate does not issue cert when web app is deployed on linux app service plan

    App Service Sertificate does not issue cert when web app is deployed on linux app service plan

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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    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.

  8. 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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  9. Support SSH to specific container in multi-container setup (Compose or Kubernetes)

    Currently the docs (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/containers/app-service-linux-ssh-support) only describe setting up SSH access to a single container. But what if I have a multi container setup? For example PHP-FPM with an Nginx reverse proxy.

    It seems the SSH access is only supported for the public facing container (in this case Nginx).

    It would be great if I could setup SSH access to all containers.

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  10. 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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  11. Provide an option to disable or hide App Service Editor in a specific subscription, resource group or web app

    App Service Editor allows to make mistakes too easily. An option should be provided to disable or hide for a specific scope to reduce the risk of changes done by mistake.

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  12. remove server header from the front end servers

    Please remove the server header from the web app front end server and from API Management servers.
    It does not matter if our web app removes the header, the front end server still has the header

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  13. [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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  14. 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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  15. Make WEBSITE_ADD_SITENAME_BINDINGS_IN_APPHOST_CONFIG to 1 by default or add warning

    We have been hit by hard restarts on web apps because we have not set the WEBSITEADDSITENAMEBINDINGSINAPPHOSTCONFIG to 1. It would be a more sane default to have it set to 1 by default, and then turned off by users that need WCF support OR have some sort of warning / checkbox or increased visbility in the portal.

    The simultaneous restart of all (in our case) 10 servers in a datasenter has caused outage of our services, and we would imagine others experience the same issue. I doubt many assume that all servers in…

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  16. Allow FrontDoor CNAME for App Service Managed Certificate validation

    When creating an App Service Managed Certificate, it should allow validation if the CNAME is pointing to a FrontDoor with the same domain (or the FrontDoor's backend is the same Web App).

    Currently it gives the error "Hostname not eligible for App Service Managed Certificates creation" since the CNAME is not directly pointing to the web app.

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  17. 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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  18. Do not remove the Advanced Restart Feature

    An info bar for App Services > Diagnose and Solve Problems > Diagnostic Tools > Advanced Application Restart now states "Advanced Application Restart will be replaced with Application Health Check". Please leave the advanced restart option in place. The Health check should be an additive change, not a replacement, and certainly not a hard feature swap.

    We use advanced app restarts all the time. Health check restarts would solve those scenarios where an instance is in a fully degraded state, but it would miss other scenarios (like higher memory usage, but not yet critical; or a partially degraded instance). Also,…

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  19. Support for deploying R Shiny App to Azure Web App Container

    What I’m looking for is a guide/tutorial/dockerfile on how to accomplish deploying a shiny app to Azure Web Apps (a tutorial for Flask already exists https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/containers/quickstart-python). I think this would be a great addition to the App Service Linux lineup, since Shiny (https://shiny.rstudio.com/) is very popular. A somewhat similar solution exists here https://www.shinyproxy.io/.

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  20. Pipenv and Pipfile Support

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

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