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  1. make it possible to use SSL on blob storage using custom domains

    Currently you can use SSL but you have to user the standard URL. You can create a CNAME to your storage account but most browsers complain that the traffic was rerouted and is possibly an attack. There should be a way to install a domain certificate to your containers.

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      69 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Static website hosting in Azure blob storage

      This would require supporting default file to render and somekind of redirect from root to a particular container.

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        41 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide Time to live feature for Blobs

        If I need to provide a user (or external system) some data (blob) which might be outcome of some processing (or other) and it has some expiration time I'd like to just put a new blob and set TTL property with TimeSpan (or set absolute DateTime). When the period is over my blob is deleted. So I don't have to pay for it and don't need to spin up some service for doing it myself.

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          17 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow Windows Azure Storage to filter the connection clients by their network info such as IP

          Azure storage is protected using a connection string which contains credentials. Usually this connection string is placed in a configuration file. Reality tells us that information placed in configuration string leaks. It is likely that the storage configuration string will leak to non-authorized people. If someone has the connection string he owns your Azure storage!
          It is not possible to compare Azure Storage connection string to SQL connection strings because SQL is not exposed to the web. Even if a bad guy has the connection string he cannot use it unless he get network access to the SQL server or…

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            under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Rename blobs without needing to copy them

            Copying blobs in order to rename them is a heavy operation, especially when the blob is big, or when you need to change many files, such as when changing a directory name.

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              6 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Our apologies for not updating this ask earlier. Renaming Blobs is on our backlog, but is unlikely to be released in the coming year. Using the Azure Files service you can address Azure Storage like a network share using the SMB2.1 protocol.  This enables usage of normal Windows API’s to rename files and directories.  You can get started with the Files service by visiting https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/storage-dotnet-how-to-use-files. For any further questions, or to discuss your specific scenario, send us an email at azurestoragefeedback@microsoft.com.

            • Allow user-based access to Blob Containers (for support employees)

              For auditing purposes and to prevent data corruption, we want to give our support employees a user-centric, read-only access to Blob Containers in order to be able to investigate possible data corruptions (caused by bugs in systems).

              This is not possible now because the security architecture of Blob Service does not even know the concept of users or roles.

              SAS is not secure enough mechanism because it gives access to anyone by just sharing a link + you can't track who's actually using it.

              220 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable multiple custom domains for storage accounts

                I would like to register 2 or more custom domains to point to 1 storage account.

                For example, foo.com, bar.com both point to blob.etc.windows.net

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                  under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support HTTP/2 and SPDY

                  With all the major browsers behind http/2 and deployed spdy/3 (chrome/ff/IE11) please implement this for blobs

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                    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      5 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support TCP connections to table/blob storage from within the datacenter (low latency, ultra fast).

                      We have the need for ultra-fast record range retrieval from table storage (a la on-site SQL Server) from our web roles in the same data center. This is driving a data-intensive BI engine that relies on low-latency access to massive streams of data. Currently, we are looking to MongoDB to fill this gap.

                      58 votes
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                        under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Limit the number of times SAS can be used

                        Hello,

                        I would like to say that being able to limit the user per time frame for SAS requested resources is great. It is already implemented and works as intended. Great job and thank you for that!:)
                        I was also thinking that it would be great to be able to limit a number of times a particular SAS can be used. So for example if a SAS expires after 1 hour from now, I want to be able to say that during that hour, a user can make no more than X requests for the resource. A SAS then, would…

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                          0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • [Request]Container capacity limitation

                          Because the charge of the storage account depends on the capacity of the data, we want to allow the user to set the capacity limit of each container so that unexpected accounting will not occur.

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                          ストレージアカウントの請求はデータの容量に依存するため、予期しない課金が発生しないように各コンテナの容量制限を設定できるようにしたい

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                            0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please deduplicate blob storage.

                            This will severely reduce flash tier and spinning tier costs since this data is stored in triplicate.

                            37 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide an archive storage service

                              We need an archive storage, that can be used for DB backups, old log files and other stuff.

                              It should be big and cheap.

                              See Amazon Flacier (http://aws.amazon.com/glacier/) for a reference.

                              29 votes
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                                under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Map multiple CNAME records to Blob Storage

                                At present it's possible to only map a single CNAME record to blob storage. It would be useful to map multiple CNAME records.

                                There is a work-around if you don't mind spending the extra money though: Create an Azure CDN for the storage and then map multiple CNAME records to the CDN instead.

                                28 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Auto defragment append blobs

                                  Append blobs are great, however, when a such a blob is generated through a long series of small increments, the read performance of the resulting blob is very poor: from 10x to 20x slower than reading a regular page blob.

                                  The performance problem goes away if the app rewrite the append-blob in large 4MB chunks. However, this process is complicated to setup, and collides with any 'always-on' property of the app.

                                  As append blobs are append-only, it would be much better if Azure was taking care of defragmenting the append blobs on its own; possible through a dedicated API operation…

                                  24 votes
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                                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Azure Storage: Shared Access Signatures should include a parameter for maximum number of transactions

                                    When issuing a Shared Access Signature (SAS token) there should be an (optional) parameter for the maximum number of transactions the client can perform.
                                    At the moment if we grant someone for example insert or add access to the Queue storage service, a potentially malicious client can insert a virtually unlimited number of messages into the queue during the lifespan of the SAS token. We need a way to limit the number of (CRUD) transactions.
                                    Transaction are already logged / counted for billing purposes, so this may not be too complex to implement.

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                                      under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • enable oAuth 2.0 for Azure Storage Tables/Blobs

                                      enable oAuth 2.0 for Azure Storage Tables/Blobs

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                                        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow-Blob-Meta-Name with dash, as in Access-Control-Allow-Origin

                                        Blob defined as CDN may need to send Access-Control-Allow-Origin header.

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                                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Encryption at Rest for Storage (BLOB and TableStorage)

                                          Like SQL Database, BLOB and TableStorage should have Encyprtion at Rest feature.

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