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Azure Front Door – March 2020 updates



Improve your apps for performance, security, availability and scalability by using Azure Front Door, a cloud-native modern Content Delivery Network. It provides a high performant and low latency network, web application firewall, global load balancing, SSL offload and TCP/SSL optimisations. Several key capabilities for Front Door have been recently released into general availability (GA): * **Support for wildcard hosts/domains** – Add wildcard domains in your configs such as \* or \* * **Configurable idle timeout** – Customise the idle timeout when Front Door waits for the first packet of request/response. * **Minimum transport layer security (TLS) version** – Configure the minimum TLS version to be supported for your custom domains, a key requirement for PCI compliance. * **Health probe configurability improvements** – Save on bandwidth charges at your backend by setting the health probe method to HEAD instead of GET requests. Additionally, for backend pools with a single backend, you can now disable health probes. * **Easier lockdown for backends** – Now, instead of using multiple values for X-Forwarded-Host header for filtering traffic to your backends, use the Front Door ID field for a new header X-Azure-FDID to lock down your backends for both production traffic as well as health probes. * **Disabling certificate name check for backends** – Use this field to configure Front Door to ignore the subject name on the certificate when setting up an SSL connection with the backend if your backend doesn’t host a valid certificate with matching subject name as the host name. [Learn more]( * Azure Front Door (classic) * Services * [ Azure Front Door (classic)](