Mapping a custom naked domain to your Azure App Service

Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure

A naked URL means that there is no www or any other sub-domain prefix before the domain name and domain extension.  I wrote an updated version on how to configure a common www based custom domain here. There are numerous articles about this which are posted here, but I though an update was in order. …

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Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio Azure App Service

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

Azure App Service run within a sandbox that protects your App Service from doing and being harmed, the sandbox is described here.  One action that you cannot do is access the console and install any 3rd party libraries which run via a script, ex: EXE or MSI.  Therefore, I got asked how to get the…

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Azure Function - take it to the limit, scale it up

Azure Functions
Azure Functions

Azure Functions are really cool #AzureFunction.  I wrote numerous articles about Azure Functions here, check them out.  As you know there are 2 kinds of Azure Functions: Consumption – do not have to worry about resource management App Service Plan – run your functions just like other Azure App Services Each have a different set of…

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Bind a custom domain to your Azure App Service, 2 steps

Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure

There are numerous articles about this which are posted here, but I though an update was in order.  To configure a custom domain for your Azure App Service, the following steps are required:  (Note: you can also purchase a custom domain right from within the portal itself, as described here.  If you do that, many…

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ASP.NET Core with Entity Framework Core SqlException: cannot openserver

ASP.NET Core
ASP.NET Core

I am doing some ASP.NET Core self study and experienced this issue.  The thing is that my client IP changes from time to time and need to add it to the the firewall so that database connections are allowed to it.  This happens mostly when I am debugging or coding from my workstation while the…

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404 when I deploy an ASP.NET Core Web API

ASP.NET Core
ASP.NET Core

When I deployed an ASP.NET Core Web API to my Azure App Service API App I received a 404 Not Found when the page was opened, as seen in Figure 1. Figure 1, 404 ASP.NET Core The reason for this is that the deployment or default ASP.NET Core Web API template does not include a…

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ASP.NET Core with Entity Framework Core error, Login Failed

ASP.NET Core
ASP.NET Core

I was working with the EF NuGet package Microsoft.EntityFramework.Tools.DotNet and executed the command-line interface (CLI), also shown in Figure 1. dotnet ef database drop Running this method resulted in the same behavior: context.Database.EnsureDeleted(); Figure 1, Entity Framework Core, CLI I am not sure what exactly I was thinking, but it I did not really expect…

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ASP.NET Core with Entity Framework Core - ASPNETCORE_ENVIRONMENT

ASP.NET Core
ASP.NET Core

This is another one, Figure 1, that just kind of happened because I dropped my database.  Once I re-created the database and my ASP.NET Core application could access it, all was back to normal. Figure 1, ASPNETCORE_ENVIRONMENT environment variable to Development, and restarting the application. Error. An error occurred while processing your request. Development Mode…

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Changing the maxLogFileSizeKB on an Azure App Service

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

I wrote this article “Making changes to the applicationHost.config on Azure App Service” here which explains the details about creating an XDT file that supports the configuration of some properties found in the applicationHost.config file.  Keep in mind that not all of the attributes in the applicationHost.config file can be altered, you might be able…

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Using CLI 2.0 with the Azure German Cloud

German Cloud Black Forest
German Cloud Black Forest

I wrote these articles about the Azure CLI but that was at version 0.10.8 and things have progressed since then.  #Azure #AzureGermanCloud #GermanCloud #CLI Using Azure Xplat-CLI with Azure App Services in the German Cloud Azure CLI ‘config’ is not an azure command CLI articles by Benjamin Here is some good CLI 2.0 information. It…

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Remote debug your Azure App Service 2017 including ASP.NET Core

ASP.NET Core
ASP.NET Core

We are moving at cloud speed here, I wrote this one here less that a year ago “Remote debug your Azure App Service Web App” that discusses how to use Cloud Explorer to remotely attach a debugger to an Azure App Service in Visual Studio 2015, now let’s see how you can do the same…

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Configure Visual Studio Team Services in Visual Studio, deploy to Azure App Service

Visual Studio
Visual Studio

I am on a path to learning and working with a Continuous Deployment / Delivery (CD), I just need a project or to build some examples that are worthy of such a great concept.  What I see happening in that area is pretty awesome, for example, with CD you can check in your code, build,…

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Critical error: Could not connect to server when FTP to an Azure App Service

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

I was trying to connect to my Azure App Service Web App using FTP and I got this error: Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message… Status: Initializing TLS… Status: Verifying certificate… Status: TLS connection established. Command: USER $ID Response: 331 Password required Command: PASS ************************************************************ Response: 530 User cannot log in. Error: Critical error:…

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Troubleshooting Azure App Services Web App, Mobile App or API App 500s

KUDU Azure App Service
KUDU Azure App Service

When you get a response from your Azure Web App, Mobile App or API App which is a 500, you might want to look in the Event Viewer for the exception. A lot of times they include the stack that contains the method which threw an exception causing the 500. There are 2 ways to…

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Set or change an Azure App Service file or folder permission

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

I was using FileZilla to try to change the file permissions and I got this error: Status: Setting permissions of ‘/site/wwwroot/index.html’ to ‘644’ Command: SITE CHMOD 644 index.html Response: 500 ‘SITE’: command not understood Status: Setting permissions of ‘/site/wwwroot/index.html’ to ‘755’ Command: SITE CHMOD 755 index.html Response: 500 ‘SITE’: command not understood Then I started…

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