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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 comments  ·  PowerShell authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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. 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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  5. Co-authoring runbooks

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

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    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  PowerShell authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

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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.

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