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  1. Redirect to HTTPS

    Allow HTTPS only configuration to responds with 'redirect to HTTPS' when HTTP request is received. This will be very useful for the new static website storage accounts. Especially, when the wider premium 3rd party CDN is not needed.

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      8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Upgrade the UI of CDN caching behavior on Azure Portal

        On Azure Standard Verizon CDN, if we set origin path for the CDN origin when we set the custom caching rules for the CDN endpoint, we must add the origin path to the beginning of the URL path.

        However, this is no description about this on the custom caching rule page.

        Could you please add the description on the UI so we will be not confused about this in the future?

        Thanks a lot.

        Best Regards,

        Lucy

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        • Add brotli compression support for Akamai

          Azure CDN Akamai only support for compression gzip, but Akamai CDN supports brotli as well. Please add brotli support through Azure Akamai CDN!

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          • SERVERS REQUIRED FOR USERS OF PAKISTAN

            Please establish servers in Pakistan and Dubai as there are no nearby servers for Pakistan. The minimum latency that we get here in Pakistan is around 250ms which is too high for developing projects and playing online games from your servers.

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            • Fix HTTP/2 Prioritization

              HTTP/2 is supported as a protocol but is effectively broken and resources are delivered out of order. It takes coordination of the software stack from the edge server through to the networking stack to make sure excessive data isn't buffered (including on the network with bufferbloat).

              Proper prioritization is critical for web performance and particularly for HTTP/2 where the server is responsible for honoring it.

              There is a GitHub repository with information on how to test for it as well as tracking support across CDN's and hosting providers: https://github.com/andydavies/http2-prioritization-issues

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              • Powershell/CLI/ARM Template support to edit Azure CDN "Caching behavior"

                ARM Template support to edit Azure CDN "Caching behavior"

                Currently only "Query String Caching Behavior" is supported in ARM Templates.

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                • Provide API to access CDN Supplemental Management Portal

                  API is needed to add new rules (e.g. Country Filtering, Token Auth, etc.) for newly added content.

                  Use case: User adds new video content in CMS where he is able to block this video in some regions.

                  35 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    started  ·  Anton Kucer [MSFT] responded

                    Work has started on both moving capabilities that are only available in the CDN Supplemental Portal (e.g. rules engine) into the Azure Portal and also providing API’s to support all of these features. This work will be done in multiple phases over the next several months.

                  • Custom rules for WAF

                    Allow user created rules for WAF.

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                    • Wants to add CORS headers in HTTP response sending through Azure Akamai CDN

                      Wants to add CORS headers in HTTP response sending through Azure Akamai CDN

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                      • CDN image auto image crop and resizer functionality for images

                        It would be really good, if the CDN could handle query strings and for the file format of images, handle resizing and cropping parameters automatically to resize our content needs... This done by the Azure CDN by its own.

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                          under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow different CDN cache and client cache times for Azure CDN Standard

                          Currently the only option is to set the Max-Age header on the content which sets the TTL on the CDN endpoints AND on the clients.

                          If we use the Purge API to refresh the CDN content, the clients still have the cached version.

                          Akamai has a "downstream-ttl" attribute on the Edge-control header that allows for client expiration customization while letting the "max-age" header set the CDN expiration.

                          This way you can set the downstream-ttl to 0 (client always requests to CDN) while CDN can cache the original content until Purged.

                          Without this, the Purge command is not entirely useful.

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                            planned  ·  Anton Kucer [MSFT] responded

                            I’ve updated the title to reflect this is a request for Azure CDN Standard as this is supported via the rules engine in Azure CDN Premium from Verizon. Suppport for this is targeted for availability later this year in CDN Standard from Akamai and Verizon.

                          • Add more endpoints outside of EU

                            https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cdn-pop-locations/
                            Open CDN map- and you will find that for MOST geographical regions- CDN is irrelevant. For exUSSR region closest CDN is in Poland but latency just on a few millisecond less than directly from WE region. For MEA region- the same...

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                              started  ·  Anton Kucer [MSFT] responded

                              Work is ongoing to provide POPs in additional Geographical regions. In November POP’s were added in India and South America. Additional POP’s in South America and in Oman will be added in the next few months. We also announced last year a partnership with Akamai which will allow us later this year to provide access to the entire Akamai network. Akamai has POP’s in over 110 countries. The following link from Akamai will help us see the level of coverage that they have today: http://wwwnui.akamai.com/gnet/globe/index.html

                            • API for Real-Time Stats of CDN

                              Provide API to get live CDN metrics (number of requests, different cache statuses, different HTTP response codes, response time, origin time etc) from CDN. The same metrics is available now only via HTML dashboard in CDN manager as "Real-Time Stats", but enterprise setups need the data to our dashboard systems, not as yet another separate website.

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                              • [CDN] Simplify CDN authentication for interacting with its REST API

                                Unless I'm missing something, right now to work with a CDN API one needs to go through AD and setup users/rules for every CDN endpoint you may have for all your sites. Then on CMS side for each site + CDN first authenticate yourself, then get a token to interact with the API. Once all that is done, each site must also know the subscriptionID, resourceGroup, profileName, endpointName just to access the CDN's API.

                                The actual endpoints for working with the CDN is great, it's just authenticating and ensuring you're interacting with the correct CDN that is very involved. So…

                                3 votes
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                                • Make deployments and config updates much faster

                                  The whole configuration and update of CDN endpoints is terribly slow and is causing enough confusion that we considered moving our CDN to Amazon, which works as expected. This on Verizon standard but might apply to others as well.

                                  1) Initial deployment took an hour before files (served from storage directly) were available on the CDN. The 404 messages are very confusing since the endpoint says it is available almost immediately and the url works straight away.
                                  2) Even after the first asset I was testing appeared on the CDN, others in the same storage folder took several minutes before…

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                                  • Renewing Assets Automatically when the original files are renewed.

                                    Renewing Assets by hand is very hard if there are many target assets.
                                    Hoping the renewing automatically.

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                                    • Multiple origins per endpoint

                                      Would it be possible to setup multiples origin per CDN endpoint?

                                      Example:
                                      - ***.azureedge.net/foo gets its content from origin www.foo.com
                                      - ***.azureedge.net/bar gets its content from origin www.bar.com

                                      It would help to reduce the number of domain names used to load a website's ressources for example.

                                      Thanks

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Exported Automation script doesn't contains global and custom cache rule.

                                        I created CDN profile and endpont. And I configured global and custom cache rule.
                                        After configured rules, I did export automation script by using Azure portal. But global and custom cache rule are not contained automation script.
                                        Please include global and custom cache rule in automation script.

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                                        • Make another POP location in Moscow, Russia

                                          Make another POP location in Moscow, Russia

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