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  1. Make securestring a supported input type for runbooks

    As of right now you can´t secure the runbook input. Using a string works fine but it leaves the password for example in the input as plain text. If we could write the password as a secure string instead, that would be great and solutions to reset passwords etc. would be safe to implement in production.

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  2. Allow description/instructions of parameters to be seen by person starting a runbook

    I have a PowerShell runbook that requires input for several parameters. I'd like to customize the text here when someone starts the runbook. For example, to let the automation operator know that this input is required to be less than 10 characters, or must have numbers, etc. This looks similar to these:
    1) https://feedback.azure.com/forums/246290-automation/suggestions/6560476-display-parameter-help-messages-in-ui
    2) https://feedback.azure.com/forums/246290-automation/suggestions/10921377-open-up-for-helpmessage-and-validation-to-be-suppo

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  3. Ability to resize left pane of Edit blade

    The left pane of the Edit blade with the CMDLETS/RUNBOOKS/ASSETS dropdowns wastes a lot of horizontal real estate when all the dropdowns are collapsed. It would be nice if this was resizable and/or collapsible.

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  4. Inlinescript within Function Within Workflow?

    Why does the following script:

    workflow rbk-test {
    function vm-test {
    $output = InlineScript {
    write-output "$($(get-azurermvm -ea SilentlyContinue -wa SilentlyContinue -status -name 'somename' -resourcegroup 'somegroup').statuses[1].code.split("/")[-1])"
    }
    write-output "status:$output
    }
    vm-test
    }

    give me this error?
    Microsoft.PowerShell.Utility\Write-Error : The term 'InlineScript' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.

    But if I take the inline out of the function, it works fine.

    workflow rbk-test {
    $output = InlineScript {
    write-output "$($(get-azurermvm -ea…

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  5. parameterset

    support parametersets in powershell scripts.
    I have several usecases, as with functions where I could benefit from parameterset support.
    Currently Parent - child scripts can be used as a workaround, but include overhead for common features\elements

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  6. Run a runbook on every vm in Hybrid Worker Group

    Allow a runbook to run against every instance of the Hybrid Worker Group. Right now the hybrid worker only runs on the first machine to grab the job in the hybrid worker. Create a checkbox so that it could run on every hybrid worker. This would allow powershell script runbooks to be ran against all vms in a group without needing credentials.

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  7. Co-authoring runbooks

    A way to co-author a runbook (simultaniously work on the runbook)

    5 votes
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    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  PowerShell authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Support periods "." in Runbook file and module names?

    Might support be added for periods "." in Runbook file names as well as module names?

    3 votes
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  9. Save draft Powershell runbook edits when the Azure Portal session times out

    If your Azure Portal session times out while you have a Powershell script in Edit mode, a draft should be saved containing the edits.

    Right now, the edits are simply lost, which causes a great deal of frustration.

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  10. Add link to manage Assets from Runbook context

    Assets can only be managed through the "Assets" link from the Azure Automation Account context. Since Assets are an important piece of building and managing Runbooks, please add a link to Assets directly from the Runbook context in the Azure Portal.

    2 votes
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    under review  ·  Beth Cooper responded

    Thanks for the suggestion. Are you looking for the ability to edit and delete assets while authoring a runbook? You can currently use the “Manage” command at the bottom of the authoring view to create assets.

  11. Please add support other external source repositories like Bitbucket.

    We use an internal Bitbucket repo and cannot use Github due to GSO guidelines. This makes updating changes to runbooks a manual process. Either that or develop within the portal which is time consuming and tedious compared to using the Powershell ISE.

    Please add Bitbucket support.

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  12. Bind CTRL+S to Save Runbook

    When I'm rapidly iterating on a runbook in the editor, I habitually press CTRL + S to save it and that inadvertently brings up the save dialog in the browser. Would be great if this was bound to save the runbook instead!

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  13. no way to give the Suscription variable to ASSET in runbooks in RM

    please describe how to give the suscription to the asset. It is very confusing in RM

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  14. BUG BUG!!! Bug in Powershell Workflow

    Hi,

    I have been working in creating multiple VMs parallel using Azure Automation and it seems there is a major bug in Azure Automation Powershell Workflow.

    Microsoft Support failed to resolve my query despite I'm having Microsoft Premier support.

    PS Workflow script failed to add Multiple NIC, get an error at fetching the value from VNET and associating NIC with my Subnet.

    For Reference attaching Microsoft Support Case ID: REG:117041015576485

    Kindly helop

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  15. When running date related cmdlets such as Get-Date, it's returning Universal time.

    I'm attempting to write a cmdlet that checks the present time but it uses UTC rather than my local time. I can utilize the SCHEDULER with my local time but I'm not able to run a Set-Timezone within my cmdlet.

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