Web Apps (formerly Websites)

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  1. Enable HTTP/2 on Azure Web Apps

    IIS 10.0 in Windows 10 already supports HTTP/2, Azure Web Apps should support it as well.

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      32 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • add support for Meteor on Azure Websites

      The Meteor platform has reached the 1.0 milestone and have matured quite a bit.

      It would be great if you could host a Meteor solution on Azure Websites.
      It ought to be possible on a virtual machine bit I feel that it is a bit overkill.

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        38 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks to Meteor 1.4 supporting Node 4.x, which solved some native module compilation issues, this can now be done with a relatively simple custom deployment script. You can see a sample here: https://github.com/talos-code/meteor-azure

        We’re investigating the next steps here now – like how to make it so we can detect your Meteor app and not require the custom deployment script. Stay tuned.

        -Chris – App Service PM

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          27 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hello,
          Apologies for going dark on this. Making a change to an existing App Service Plan name is actually harder than it initially seems. The App Service Plan name is used as an identifier by other Azure components like Auto Scaling and since it is a part of the REST API it may be used by other scripts and external services.
          Having said that we understand that this is a common enough scenario. Currently you can work around the problem by creating a new App Service Plan, moving your apps to the new one and then deleting the old one. This is not an ideal experience so we will be working on an API \ Powershell command to automate the process.
          Thanks!
          Nir (App Service team)

        • Allow map azure file share (Microsoft Azure File Service)

          Allow access using SMB to an Azure File Share from Azure Web Sites

          422 votes
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            22 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add deploy support for Ruby (Rails/Sinatra...) applications

            Ruby on Rails and other Ruby frameworks are now very popular, it would be great to have support for that!

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            • Support Double Wildcard Custom Domains

              For multi-tenant applications, we require the ability for Azure to support double wildcard custom domains.

              Single wildcard custom domains are currently well supported, i.e.

              *.mydomain.com

              catches all unmapped, single subdomain urls e.g. level1ex.mydomain.com, level2ex.mydomain.com etc

              The issue (which isn't documented: see forum post below) is that secondary level wildcards are not supported at all by Azure:

              e.g. www.level2.mydomain.com will result in a 404 error.

              Why is this important? in a multi tenant environment, with lots of customers on different subdomains, it is best from an end-user perspective to support a www. subdomain prefix, as that's what 99% of non-technerati do…

              234 votes
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              • Support Elixir in azure webapps

                Is there any thoughts on supporting Elixir on azure webapps?

                As the phoenix framework (http://www.phoenixframework.org/) is getting traction maybe that is something you want to support.

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                  9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide "Require SSL" setting for Azure Websites

                  IIS provides a simple checkbox, "Requrie SSL" under a web site's SSL Settings area which forces secure connections to the site. There's no such simple way to set this for Azure Websites. If you use the default {name}.azurewebsites.net address when creating a site both HTTP and HTTPS endpoints are exposed but there's no simple way to disable the HTTP side.

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                    8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add azure commandlets

                      There is a possibility to run windows powershell scripts in Azure websites but if developers were able to run the Azure powershell commandlets they can unlock the Power of Azure powershell!

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                      • Provide .NET language packs on Web Apps

                        I'm working on a website that uses System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations

                        On my local machine, model validation messages are displayed in french but they are in english when I deploy the website to Azure.

                        Please install .NET language packs on Azure Web Apps so we don't have to create .resx files and messy code to override .NET built-in messages...

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                        • Disable TLS1.0

                          Please let us choose what Cipher to use and Disable/Enable TLS versions in Azure Web Apps.

                          144 votes
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                            12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Ruby on Rails to Azure Web Sites ( http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/documentation/services/web-sites/ )

                            Azure Web Sites only supports C#, Node.js, PHP, and Python. Please add support for Ruby (and Ruby on Rails).

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                              9 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              under review  ·  Erez BenariErez Benari responded

                              Hi Rogelio and thanks for your suggestion. I will take this to the product team and see if this is something we can do.

                            • Add button to copy Prod to Staging slot instead of swap

                              When we deploy by using 'swap' the deployment slot will have an old version of the website. Since we want to use the deployment slot as a staging website, it would be great if we could copy the primary website to a deployment slot, without performing a swap.

                              137 votes
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                              • Add Azure WebJob in Visual studio should have support for console applications written in F#

                                I as money other is using F# more and more to write all types of applications, and now I've come to webjobs. It is possible to deploy F# console applications but you have to add the webjob-publish-setting.json file and the relevant nuget packages manually. This should be supported in the "Add Webjobs" dialogue. As it is now you can only add regular C# console applications, but it is no reason this limit exist since F# console applications works just as fine.

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                                • Add support for uploading .cer files for Certificates

                                  Restricting to .pfx files for certificates makes sense in the context of TLS/SSL.

                                  The thing is, we're using this same cert functionality for non-SSL certs that we just want to have available for the website (like pfx files for encryption or cer files for communicating with other systems that use cert based auth). With Cloud Services, whether it was an SSL cert or a non-SSL cert, pfx or cer, they were all configured the same way and made available via the cert store. With Azure websites, the response we've got is, us the SSL mechanism for pfxs and drop your…

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                                  • Option to disable FTP (and force FTPS) in Azure Web Apps

                                    I love the simplicity of deploying and configuring Web Apps but I would like to improve security by forcing clients to use FTPS instead of non-secure FTP.

                                    Being able to toggle each deployment option on/off would be great to help minimise exposure.

                                    104 votes
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                                    • Add a web hook to get notified of completed auto-swaps

                                      Deployment slots with the auto-swap feature are useful to warm up the application before making it visible. Unfortunately, it is not possible to get feedback from the operation.

                                      It would be nice to have a web hook that is invoked with the result of the operation (success/failure).

                                      92 votes
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                                      • Application instance health monitoring and recovery using web tests

                                        We've recently suffered a 3 hour outage on our web app due due to the process servicing the web app continuously crashing. After escalating the issue and working with an escalation engineer we have not been able to diagnose the cause (access violation but unfortunately the crash dump was corrupted).

                                        However what we have learned is that even with multiple instances running if this was to happen again the unhealthy instance would not be removed from the load balancing and all requests serviced by that instance would fail. According to the escalation engineer the load balancing just detects infrastructure failures,…

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                                        • Permission for accessing Performance counters

                                          We would like create a custom monitoring solution for our Azure Web Site based projects. Unfortunately the web site and job processes do not have permission to read performance counters.

                                          I understand that this is mandatory for a shared hosting environment. However I see nothing against having such functionality if the user has dedicated instances.

                                          Would it be possible to remove this restriction?

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