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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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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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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Can you trace WCF using Failed Request Tracing

Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins
Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins

Yes you can.  I wrote this blog a long time ago that explains how to setup a Hello World WCF service and consumer.  I have also written numerous articles about Failed Request Traces: Lab 4: Install and configure Failed Request Tracing Lab 16: Configuring Failed Request Tracing to take a memory dump Install Failed Request…

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How to check Azure App Service OS version, what version of IIS

Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure

This is a FAQ on GitHub which has a lot of information about 2016. If you are interested to find out which version of IIS or OS your Azure App Service is running on, you can check it like this. Check in KUDU Capture a Fiddler trace I wrote about KUDU here, just in case…

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How to make an Azure App Service HTTPS only

SSL TLS Certificate Benjamin Perkins
SSL TLS Certificate Benjamin Perkins

I wrote this article some years ago here “HTTPS only on Azure App Service Web Apps” that explains how to redirect all traffic made to an Azure App Service using HTTP to HTTPS using a URL Rewrite rule.  This is now achievable in the portal. To enable the HTTPS Only feature in the portal, navigate…

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Troubleshooting an Azure App Service backup issue

Azure Backup
Azure Backup

Here and here “My Backups are failing, Let’s open a support ticket” are 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…

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How to create a self-signed SAN certificate, wildcard certificate vs SAN

SSL TLS Certificate Benjamin Perkins
SSL TLS Certificate Benjamin Perkins

I have some domain names that I use for testing out Azure features, write some blogs and other fun stuff.  I find myself needing, wanting to use HTTPS and using the instructions I wrote some time ago, see below, to create the certificate is long and tedious.  I had an epiphany which lead me to…

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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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