What is the current .NET version on an Azure App Service

Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins
Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins

I have an App Service here (currentdotnetversion) that shows the output of the current (when I wrote this article) .NET version using C# code.  Here is a partial code snippet: I took the code from here and I got the Microsoft.Win32 assembly via a NuGet package, see Figure 1. Figure 1, where to get the…

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How to delete your Azure App Service deployment credential

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

I wrote this article “Resetting FTP password, using Publish Profile credentials, Azure App Service” here which may be of interest to you as well.  In this article, if your goal is to deleted the deployment credential, then you landed on the right page.  If you access the Deployment credentials blade shown in Figure 1 you…

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How to check the version of .NET Core on an Azure App Service

.NET Core Benjamin Perkins
.NET Core Benjamin Perkins

If you would like to check the version of .NET core installed on the Azure App Service platform you can execute the following command from KUDU/SCM, which i discuss further here.  Also show in Figure 1. Figure 1, how to check .NET Core version, which .NET Core version is running on Azure App Service You…

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How to Backup/Restore an Azure App Service using Azure PowerShell

Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins
Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins

Use these Azure PowerShell cmdlets: New-AzureRmWebAppBackup Restore-AzureRmWebAppBackup Get-AzureRmStorageAccountKey New-AzureStorageContainerSASToken Don’t forget that this is open source, so you can see what these cmdlets are doing on GitHub here. Note that creating and restoring backups are only available in STANDARD and PREMIUM mode. Check out how to do the same using BASH from the console here….

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How to Backup/Restore an Azure App Service using BASH

Linux Benjamin Perkins
Linux Benjamin Perkins

Check out my post here that explains how to start the Cloud Shell and set the subscription. Also checkout how to do the same using Azure PowerShell here. To backup an App Service using CLI / AZ you execute this command, seen in Figure 1. az webapp config backup create –resource-group “BACKUPS” –webapp-name “**********” –container-url…

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How to set Azure BASH to a specific Azure subscription

Linux Benjamin Perkins
Linux Benjamin Perkins

At the top right of the Azure Management portal here, you will see the Cloud Shell item, Figure 1, click it. Figure 1, Open BASH Cloud Shell in Azure Management Portal Enter the following command to list out all the subscriptions which are linked to the ID used to access the portal. The output will…

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The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. 404.63.0

Azure App Service Environment
Azure App Service Environment

I was troubleshooting this issue on an Azure App Service (ASE) and found the 404 was actually a 404.63.0 which translates into “Site not found: Hostname lookup failed, we are probably under attack”.  The interesting thing was that it was only reproducible randomly and after I sat an hit the F5 or refreshed the page…

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TLS on Azure App Services

SSL TLS Certificate Benjamin Perkins
SSL TLS Certificate Benjamin Perkins

I wrote this article some time ago “How to disable TLS 1.0 on an Azure App Service Web App” that explains some of the reasons TLS was not configurable on the Azure App Service platform.  There were many customers who wanted to disable TLS 1.0 so they could remain or become PCI compliant and at…

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What Root Certificates exist on an Azure App Service, CA Root

SSL TLS Certificate Benjamin Perkins
SSL TLS Certificate Benjamin Perkins

As you may already know SSL/TLS is offloaded on the Front Ends (*) and this is where certificate root chains are validated (AFAIK).  There is no way for you to access those machines to dump out what CAs are there.  The next, or closest thing I can think of is to dump them out via…

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Why is my Azure App Service down?

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

Why is my Azure App Service Slow?  Why does my Azure App Service consume so much CPU?  Why does my Azure App Service consume so much memory?  Why does my Azure App Service restart?  Why does my Azure App Service open so many TCP connections? If you have ever asked any of those questions, look…

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Installing Procdump for Linux

Linux Benjamin Perkins
Linux Benjamin Perkins

Since I support Azure App Services and there is a influx of customers who want to use the Azure App on Linux stack, I felt it prudent to get my feet wet with Ubuntu.  Learning some #Bash too while I’m at it.  #Linux The instructions on how to do this already exist here, so I…

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How to disable preloadEnabled on an Azure App Service

ASP.NET Benjamin Perkins
ASP.NET Benjamin Perkins

I wrote this article here that describes the requirements for creating an XDT file which will allow the configuration of attributes that must happen in the applicationHost.config file.  As you know, you cannot simply / directly make a change to that file (applicationHost.config) on the Azure App Service, you have to extend it via this…

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Quick way to deploy an Azure App Service from Visual Studio

Visual Studio
Visual Studio

This article has most to do with #AzureGermany #GermanCloud however the approach can be used in all Azure platforms. The point here is that there are numerous steps one must take in order to configure Visual Studio to connect to non-Public Azure instance.  I mentioned some of those requirements here and here. There is also…

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Deploy to an Azure App Service using KUDU and a zip file

KUDU Azure App Service
KUDU Azure App Service

I wrote this article about a KUDU feature that supports the dragging and dropping of files from a local workstation to your Azure App Service.  It is also possible to drag and drop a compressed ZIP file and KUDU will automatically unzip the content of the file.  This is describe here already, but I like…

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How to make a local deployment and create a zip file for drag and drop deployment

Visual Studio
Visual Studio

I wrote this article “Deploy to an Azure App Service using KUDU and a zip file” that explains how to deploy a zipped file from a local workstation to KUDU.  While I was writing that post I thought, hey, why not write how to create a zipped file for deployment as well, so here goes….

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