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  1. 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…

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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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                • 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

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                  • Make another POP location in Moscow, Russia

                    Make another POP location in Moscow, Russia

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                    • standardize azure cdn offerings

                      Currently I know that Azure provides CDNs from different vendors on the standard layer. There are three types of CDNs, as follows:

                      S1 standard Verizon
                      S2 standard Akamai
                      S3 Standard Microsoft (Preview)

                      Each offers different functions
                      Https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cdn/cdn-features

                      But at the moment, our test has the best effect in the target area of ​​our products with Akamai's CDN effect, but
                      Akamai does not support custom domain HTTPS features
                      Microsoft does not support cache rules
                      Verizon has all the above features, but the CDN effect is the least desirable in the target area of ​​our products.

                      I am interested to know if…

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                      • Support Let's Encrypt / ACME CA signed certificates

                        For Azure CDN add support uploading certificates signed by Let's Encrypt and/or other ACME providers. Currently you can add Let's Encrypt (ACME) signed certificates to Key Vault but when deploying to the CDN it fails (rejected).

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                        • Minimal rules to Azure CDN to support static websites based on Blob Storage

                          The Azure Blob Storage is lacking a few features to actually support a static website. Namely, there is no way to have a "default blob" fallback to emulate the behavior of a default file in every "folder". Right now, the Verizon Premium CDN (abyssally bad UX) is the only option if one ever hope to host a static website backed by the Blob Storage on Azure. It would be much nicer if the Azure CDN could provide minimal features. No need for a full URL rewrite engine, a few minimal options tailored for the Blob Storage should be enough.

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                          • HTTP/2 Server Push Support

                            Would be nice to support Server Push, we want to use them for serving 3D Models.

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                            • CDN Endpoint purge requires CDN Profile permissions

                              Currently, I had one CDN Profile, with multiple endpoints, that allowed me to keep things in a single Profile.

                              I have the need to give purge permissions on one of the CDN endpoints, without exposing the same group of users to full permissions on the CDN Profile. Why can I set permission levels on CDN Endpoints in the Azure portal if they are not going to do anything? It was unclear to me that this would not work and to get actions such as purge I would have to expose to this restricted group of users my entire CDN Profile.

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                              • Fallback to secondary region of RA-GRS storage endpoints

                                If CDN endpoint origin is RA-GRS storage account and application can tolerate eventual consistency of RA-GRS storage accounts it should be possible to enable automatic fallback to secondary endpoint in case of retryable error returned by origin.

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                                • minify as well as compress files

                                  Azure CDN will compress files by type, why not also minify by type - so that it automatically minifies JS, CSS, HTML files that it caches, or passes through uncached.

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                                  • cmdlet / API for updating 'Custom caching rules'

                                    It looks like the only way to update caching rules is via the WebUI, it would be nice if there was a programmatic way of updating custom caching rules, you know devops and all that. cmdlets / api / **** even ARM options

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                                    • Custom domain HTTPS support for Azure CDN from Akamai

                                      This is supported for Azure CDN from Verizon profiles (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-custom-domain-https-support-with-azure-cdn). Also add this support for Azure CDN from Akamai.

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                                      • Test Azure CDN Rule Engine before sending for approval

                                        At this moment, you cann't test Azure CDN Rule Engine before sending for approval, approval of new Rules takes up to 4 hours. Which make things very difficult.

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                                          Rule approval is currently automatic with no delay. We will follow up on having the 4 hour approval message you see in the CDN supplemental portal updated to remove this confusion. While approval is automatic it can currently take 90 minutes for updates to propagate to all CDN POPs. Work is under way to significantly reduce this to a much lower value in the next few months.

                                        • Allow changing of pricing tier

                                          Allow changing pricing their from Verizon Standard to Verizon Premium and vice versa

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