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  1. Timeout is to short, or needs to be configured to monitor for running processes.

    I have been trying to generate a listing of all of the blob sizes in a container, and it takes longer than the timeout settings and will not complete. If I run against a small container it works properly. Also, while it states I have been idle for 20 minutes I don't believe it was actually that long.

    188 votes
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  2. Preconfigure Storage Account used by Azure Cloud Shell for all users

    Everytime a different user wants to use Azure Cloud Shell in the same Azure subscription, the prompt suggests to create a new Storage Account.

    For a subscription that follows a strict naming convention, this is very unfortunate. Ideally, an administrator should be able to preconfigure Azure Cloud Shell to use the same Storage Account everytime anyone with access to that subscription wants to use Azure Cloud Shell.

    80 votes
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  3. Allow connection to cloud shell from putty or other clients over ssh

    It would be awesome if there was an option to connect via putty or other ssh client to a cloud shell instance. I’m thinking the prompt app on an iPad for ssh to cloudshell to remove any overhead connecting I. A browser

    73 votes
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  4. Do not require a storage account

    When you just want to execute some scripts on an environment, you perhaps do not need persistent storage.

    On some environments you don't have the permissions to create a storage account dedicated for this, and have to fallback on your own powershell/bash commandline.

    Make it an (advanced) option to not use storage when launching the shell, lowering the barrier even more to run a one-off command.

    58 votes
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    Thanks for this suggestion – we currently plan to continue requiring storage so users can get the best experience possible with persisted state across all the interfaces Cloud Shell is available. Please upvote this if you agree though as we’re always listening to the community!

  5. Allow cloudshells to be whitelisted in network security groups

    We whitelist IP's that are allowed to access privileged services. We'd like to be able to whitelist cloudshells for our staff members.

    53 votes
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  6. Don't automatically terminate the shell without warning

    Deploying complex ARM templates, or jobs that encounter error conditions after timeout can take longer than 20 minutes. Please extend the shell timeout and provide a warning message prior to termination that will allow you to keep the session active. It's incredibly frustrating to be running a job that prevents interaction with the shell, then part way through the job, the session terminates without any warning. All history of the job is lost and there is no log stored anywhere, so you can't track down the error.

    45 votes
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  7. User-friendly way to get a list of preinstalled tools

    Both, Linux and Windows, Cloud Shell(s) are frequently updated with new preinstalled tools. To get a list of those tools and their versions we need to consult the docs. If would be much easier and efficient to get that info directly in the Cloud Shell session. For example, in PowerShell Cloud Shell, one could run Get-CloudShellTool and get tools' info. Similar command could be added to Linux as well.

    44 votes
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  8. allow all 365 management shell access via cloudshell

    Allow all 365 management shell access via cloudshell so one can administer their environment from the cloud. allow cmdlets and modules for Skype for Business, Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, etc all from within 1 cloud shell...

    35 votes
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  9. Requesting a Cloud Shell.Failed to provision a Cloud Shell: {"code":"TenantActiveUserQuotaReached","message":"Tenant '604c1504-c6a3-4080-81a

    Requesting a Cloud Shell.Failed to provision a Cloud Shell: {"code":"TenantActiveUserQuotaReached","message":"Tenant '604c1504-c6a3-4080-81aa-b33091104187' has '306' active users in location 'westus', which exceeds the active user quota."}

    32 votes
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  10. Add MFA Server (on-premises) management via Powershell

    Add powershell modules.cmdlets to manage MFA Server (on-premises) management

    27 votes
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  11. Make the cloud shell timeout configurable (with policy support)

    Please make the timeout of cloud shell configurable - possibly even set to '0' for no timeout. Include policy control so that a company that wants to impose a max can do so (some will want/need this).

    25 votes
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  12. Add rest API support for cloudshell

    It will be great if azure exposes rest APIs to access the cloudshell, pass commands and get outputs.

    There are too many azure ad features that are only accessible via powershell. Microsoft graph API does not support all the functionalities including basics like get password policy, update password policy, enable MFA etc.

    Having cloudshell rest API, one can actually pass command to cloudshell from REST API interface and get the job done. No need to have powershell or azure CLI installed on myachine just to automate something.

    19 votes
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  13. 18 votes
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  14. Include Exchange Online PowerShell Module

    Want to be able to PowwerShell against Exchange Online, including when you have MFA enabled for your admin.

    15 votes
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  15. Add Cascadia Code font to Azure Cloud Shell

    Now that Microsoft have created a nice console font it would be great if the Azure Cloud Shell could add this font so that it can be used in the Azure Cloud shell.

    The font is available here: https://github.com/microsoft/cascadia-code

    14 votes
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  16. quota

    Cannot connect to cloud shell for training due to quota:

    Requesting a Cloud Shell.Failed to provision a Cloud Shell: {"code":"TenantActiveUserQuotaReached","message":"Tenant '604c1504-c6a3-4080-81aa-b33091104187' has '300' active users in location 'westus', which exceeds the active user quota."}

    14 votes
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  17. Add HashiCorp Packer to Bash

    Bash already has Terraform from HashiCorp included. It would be nice to also have Packer (https://www.packer.io/) to build custom images from marketplace images.

    14 votes
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  18. Since you don't provide full support for docker at least prove full support for docker-machine

    Currently docker-machine is the only way to run docker inside the Azure Cloud shell. Docker works to build images and run images, once you set up and eval a docker-machine. But if you want to push the image you created in the docker-machine to an ACR, you get the following message when you run the command: "az acr login..."

    This command requires running the docker daemon, which is not supported in Azure Cloud Shell.

    For other docker commands, you get the error "daemon not found" if the docker-machine isn't set up, For ACR, for some reason, you totally block use…

    14 votes
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  19. add support for Internet Authentication Proxy

    Cannot leverage Azure Cloud Shell from on-premise. We use an Internet Authentication Proxy. We can implement a Proxy by-pass, but the application needs to be proxy aware.

    Requesting a Cloud Shell.
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    Failed to connect terminal: websocket cannot be established. Press "Enter" to reconnect.

    13 votes
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  20. Pass a command tp shell

    As authentication is already a pre-requisite, it would be useful to be able to pass a command when launching the shell programmatically

    13 votes
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