How to check if Azure App Service is on 2016, what version of IIS

Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure

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 you do now know about it. Check in KUDU As shown in Figure 1,…

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How to make an Azure App Service HTTPS only

SSL TLS Certificate
SSL TLS Certificate

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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Drag and drop deployment to an Azure App Service, quick, for simple small changes

KUDU Azure App Service
KUDU Azure App Service

There are many way to deploy code and files to an Azure App Service, repositories like Visual Studio Team Services, GitHub, content storage like OneDrive or Drop Box, using an FTP tool, use the command-line tool msdeploy or directly from within the Visual Studio IDE. However, if you wanted to deploy just a single or…

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

SSL TLS Certificate
SSL TLS Certificate

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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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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