Troubleshooting an Azure App Service backup issue

Azure Backup
Azure Backup

Here is some good information about how to configure an Azure App Service backup.  I like the fact that you can also include a database backup in parallel with a backup of the web site.  Keep in mind the limit of 10GB in regards to the maximum size that can be backed up and the…

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Azure Functions and Azure are blowing my mind

Analyze Brain Waves
Analyze Brain Waves

I am really starting to like these Azure Functions.  Just imagining that I don’t even need a server anymore…at all.  Only a few years ago the major blocker was getting a server online to manage requests from your customer, the cost, complexity and management was HUGE!  And now you don’t even need one at all. …

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How to access KUDU SCM for an Azure App Service Environment (ASE)

Azure App Service Environment
Azure App Service Environment

I wrote the following articles about accessing KUDU / SCM on the multi-tenant version of Azure App Services. Using KUDU with Microsoft Azure Web Apps How to access KUDU using your Publishing Profile If you have managed to find this post, you likel already know what an App Service Environment (ASE) is, but just in…

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How to delete a VNET from the Azure portal

VNET Azure
VNET Azure

After writing this article here “Create a VNET and access an Azure VM hosted within it from an App Services Web App” I wanted to then remove the resources because I was using them for testing and not for a real production, money generating project.  I also wrote this article here “Create and deploy an…

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Failed to save Auth settings Easy Auth Azure Authentication

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

When I tried to configure a a URL into the ALLOWED EXTERNAL REDIRECT URLS text box, as shown in Figure 1, I received the following error. The initial thought was that because the domain I was trying to add was a multi-subdomain format like:  public.admin.contoso.com that for some reason wasn’t liking that. What I figured…

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Failed to update App Service Plan the sites exceed maximum number of slots

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

After some testing I wanted to scale down my 5 instances of Standard S3 plan machines and I got this error when scaling down to FREE: Failed to update App Service plan : {“Code”:”Conflict”,”Message”:”The site(s) ” exceed maximum number of slots allowed for the hosting plan. Remove all deployment slots before scaling to a different…

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500.79 Internal Server Error

Azure Active Directory (AAD)
Azure Active Directory (AAD)

I got this exception when I was trying to configure the Azure Active Directory authentication in Advance management mode for an Azure App Service.  Basically, I was following the (Alternative Method) instructions described here.  After following all the instructions, I was getting this exception, as shown in Figure 1. Figure 1, 500 79 internal server…

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Add a new user to my Azure Subscription

Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure

I wanted to add a new user to my subscription and I wanted to make that person an Owner.  This is how I did it. Create the account Grant the account access to the subscription Create the account I logged into the Azure management portal and navigated to Azure Active Directory and clicked ‘Add a…

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How to see the cipher suites on an Azure App Service

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

I wrote an article here about TLS 1.2 which listed out the cipher suite used to negotiate security settings (encryption) between a client and server via a Network Monitor trace.  You can probably see the same using Wireshark.  Regardless, here is a nice Wiki article about cipher suites. It was a journey getting to the…

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Create an Azure App Service Web App using PowerShell

Azure PowerShell
Azure PowerShell

There are numerous place to find this same example, but while I am ramping up my Azure PowerShell #Azure #AzurePowerShell #PowerShell skills, I though I’d go ahead and document it up so I have all this information in a single place for future reference.  While I am at it, I might as well share it…

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Using FTPS with Azure App Services

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

Using FTPS is a very interesting area.  I read a lot about it, but can’t really ever get to the point where I finish the article and know where I need to go then.  Point is, using any form of SSL or TLS is a negotiation between a client and the server.  Most of the…

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How to configure log4net on Azure App Service

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

Although I fully recommend using Application Insights (see here) for monitoring your Azure features, I get asked sometimes how to configure log4net onto an Azure App Service.  So, this is how I did it. Install the log4net.dll binary using NuGet Configure the log4net name, type properties in the web.config Configure the log4net properties Modify the…

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A route named ‘*’ is already in the route collection, Azure Web App

ASP.NET
ASP.NET

I was deploying an ASP.NET Web API to an Azure App Service Web App and I got this error: Server Error in ‘/’ Application. A route named ‘HelpPage_Default’ is already in the route collection. Route names must be unique. Parameter name: name Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request….

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Always get “Authorization has been denied for this request.” ASP.NET Web API

ASP.NET
ASP.NET

I was creating an ASP.NET Web API today and when I called one of the Web APIs (/api/values) I got the following response: {“Message”:”Authorization has been denied for this request.”} It turns out by default ‘Individual User Accounts” authentication is enabled by default.  See Figure 1. Figure 1, {“Message”:”Authorization has been denied for this request.”}…

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