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Disable App Service remote debugging#

Security · App Service · Azure.AppService.RemoteDebug

Disable remote debugging on App Service apps when not in use.

Description#

Remote debugging can be enabled on apps running within Azure App Services.

To enable remote debugging, App Service allows connectivity to additional ports. While access to remote debugging ports is authenticated, the attack service for an app is increased.

Recommendation#

Consider disabling remote debugging when not in use.

Examples#

Configure with Azure template#

To deploy App Services that pass this rule:

  • Set properties.siteConfig.remoteDebuggingEnabled to false.

For example:

{
    "type": "Microsoft.Web/sites",
    "apiVersion": "2021-02-01",
    "name": "[parameters('name')]",
    "location": "[parameters('location')]",
    "kind": "web",
    "properties": {
        "serverFarmId": "[resourceId('Microsoft.Web/serverfarms', parameters('planName'))]",
        "httpsOnly": true,
        "siteConfig": {
            "alwaysOn": true,
            "minTlsVersion": "1.2",
            "ftpsState": "FtpsOnly",
            "remoteDebuggingEnabled": false,
            "http20Enabled": true
        }
    },
    "tags": "[parameters('tags')]",
    "dependsOn": [
        "[resourceId('Microsoft.Web/serverfarms', parameters('planName'))]"
    ]
}

Configure with Bicep#

To deploy App Services that pass this rule:

  • Set properties.siteConfig.remoteDebuggingEnabled to false.

For example:

resource webApp 'Microsoft.Web/sites@2021-02-01' = {
  name: name
  location: location
  kind: 'web'
  properties: {
    serverFarmId: appPlan.id
    httpsOnly: true
    siteConfig: {
      alwaysOn: true
      minTlsVersion: '1.2'
      ftpsState: 'FtpsOnly'
      remoteDebuggingEnabled: false
      http20Enabled: true
    }
  }
  tags: tags
}

Last update: 2022-01-19