Mapping a wildcard domain name to an Azure App Services Web App (Website)

The process for mapping a wildcard domain, for example *.contoso.com to a Web App can be achieved by performing the following: Adding a CNAME at your domain hosting provider Adding the custom domain within the Azure portal Adding wildcard domain names to multiple Web Apps Once these steps are complete, accessing your Web App using…

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My SSL Certificate doesn’t work on Azure Websites

In this post I will discuss 2 issues you might encounter when configuring an SSL certificate on Azure Web App. The certificate does not show in the drop-down. Browsing to your website over SSL / HTTPS you receive a security warning and the Azure Website wildcard certificate is delivered. The certificate does not show in…

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Mapping a custom subdomain to an Azure Website

Mapping a custom domain name to your Azure Web App (Website) is based around a very important principle.  The principle being that you need to add a CNAME with a HOST = awverify.  This is how we confirm that you are indeed the owner of this domain.  If you have access to the DNS file…

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Mapping a custom naked domain to your Azure Website, a URL with no www

A naked URL means that there is no www before the domain name and domain extension.  For example, http://www.benjamin.perkins.me which I use often to troubleshoot and experiment with mapping custom domains to my Azure Web App.  An example of how to do map a custom domain is provided here, and would more than likely result in your…

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Mapping a custom domain with a special character to an Azure Website

Azure Web Apps have not always supported the mapping of custom domain names with special characters in them, but it looks like it does now.  I was able to map a custom domain with a special character to my Standard mode Azure Web App. To successfully configure an Azure Web App custom domain with a…

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Mapping a custom domain to a Traffic Manager on Azure Websites

I wrote an article here about using Traffic Manager with your Azure Web App, please take a look at it to get more context for this article.  When you create a Traffic Manager, for example, with a name of EUROPE, similar to that shown in Figure 1, the URL which you must direct your requests to…

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Three Easy Steps to Add a Custom Domain to a WAWS Site

After you create a website in Windows Azure Web Sites (WAWS), you can open a browser and see your site by going to sitename.azurewebsites.net. That’s cool, but if you own a domain name, you might want to use it instead. You can do that in WAWS (assuming you are not running in Free mode) by…

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