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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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      • custom cdn port

        set-up a static website using the Azure CDN with port on its access like `my-website.azureedge.net:8080`

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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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          • Make another POP location in Moscow, Russia

            Make another POP location in Moscow, Russia

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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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                        • Enabling Https on Verizon CDN with custom domain takes forever

                          It took close to 72 hours to auto verify and provision a https endpoint for a custom domain that was already CNAMEd to the cdn.

                          The steps need better messaging, i was initially unsure as to whether it even found the CNAME. Eventually it moved on, 3 days later. i finally had my Https endpoint.

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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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                                    • Purging via CNAME

                                      Currently purging is just supported by specifying the CDN endpoint. For case where a rewrite rules is used to direct customers to different content based on the CNAME (e.g. by selecting content to return based on host name) it is valuable to have the ability to purge content based on CNAME. Without this capability one needs to create individual CDN endpoints to use for each CNAME that has different content returned based on the CNAME.

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                                      • Add Azure Service Fabric Reverse Proxy Port to AKAMAI CDN Allowed Origin Ports

                                        The Azure Service Fabric Reverse Proxy allows services running in the cluster to be reached from outside the cluster via HTTP(s). The default port for the reverse proxy is 19081.

                                        Azure CDN (with AKAMAI) allowed origin port list currently does not include that port.

                                        AKAMAI CDN should include the default reverse proxy port for Azure Service Fabric in the allowed origin port list so that integration can happen right out of the box.

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                                        • Support HSTS and HPKP

                                          Allow HSTS and HPKP to be enabled on Azure CDN

                                          Currently these values can only be passed through from the origin, which is fine for HSTS but can cause issues for HPKP (as the CDN cert may change, and probably doesn't match the origin cert)

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                                            How do you want HSTS to be enabled on the CDN? HSTS can be enabled on Azure CDN from Verizon Premium by using the rules engine to add the “Strict-Transports-Security” response header. Support for HPKP would likely require customers to provide their own HTTPS certificates. Once support for providing your own certificates is available the rules engine could be used to enabled HPKP support.

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