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  1. 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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    • Make another POP location in Moscow, Russia

      Make another POP location in Moscow, Russia

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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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        • 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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          • 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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                  • [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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • A ready for use CDN

                            Give free a CDN that is ready for use, except for some parameters to be specified and the necessary files to be uploaded. Something like a template.
                            The videos where experts give lectures are only for other experts to applaud. The majority of your prospective clients are businessmen, educators, etc., who do not want to become experts in IT and do not have the time.

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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.

                              • 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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                                • 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.

                                  • Dashboard with CDN Information

                                    1. The current CDN portal provides the required information, but it would be good to have something in the form of an Dashboard, which can provide an complete view of the performance and utilization.

                                    2. Region/Country wise cache status and the hit and miss ration is good to have to understand the traffic and to be aware of the performance from the different regions.

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                                    • Akamai CDN Easly Expire Header Set and Purge ALL Available?

                                      Hello,

                                      I'm using Akamai General Web Delivery. Its seems fine but Purge all and on the images files specific have not able the set Leverage Browser Caching (expire headers). Its maybe easly be on the Azure control panel.

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                                      • CDN should support ETAGS just like they support last modification date

                                        When performing a request with 'If-Modified-Since' header, CDN correctly respond 304 if data is not modified. But they ignore equivalent ETAGS directive: IF-None-Match and always return OK 200. They should consider it. Just as described in RFC 7234.

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                                          This is a limitation just with Azure CDN from Akamai. With Azure CDN from Verizon ETag support is enabled by default. Supporting ETags is an optional and not a mandatory header per HTTP RFC. We are working long term to mitigate / remove differences in caching behavior between Verizon and Akamai.

                                        • Allow the upload of custom certificates for HTTPS on custom domains

                                          Currently, I have to wait for hours to get a domain certified, when I have a valid certificate in possession. I would like to allow the ability to upload a certificate per custom domain, or per endpoint and then associate to a custom domain.

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