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Public preview: Azure Front Door Standard/Premium in Azure Government

Published date: June 08, 2023

Azure Front Door (AFD) Standard and Premium tier is now available in Azure Government in public preview, in the regions of Arizona and Texas. After this release, Local Government (US) customers and their partners can benefit from the new and enhanced capabilities on standard and premium. The new and enhanced capabilities include, but are not limited to, better reporting and diagnostic capabilities, expanded rules engine with server variables, enhanced Web Application Firewall (latest DRS rule set, Bot protection, Web Application Firewall Notebook using Sentinel for security investigation and monitoring, Microsoft Sentinel Analytics) and security capabilities (Private Link connectivity to your origin, subdomain takeover prevention) and many upcoming new features.

See a detailed comparison of the new capabilities.

During public preview, the following features are not supported in Azure Government-

  • Managed certificate for enabling HTTPS is not supported in Azure Government currently, please use your own certificate.
  • Migration from classic to Standard/Premium.
  • Managed Identity integration for Azure Front Door Standard/Premium access to Azure Key Vault for your own certificate.
  • Tier upgrade from Standard to Premium.
  • WAF policies can be created via Azure Front Door Standard/Premium portal extension, but not via Web Application Firewall (WAF) portal extension. Updates and deletion to WAF policies and rules are supported on WAF portal extension.
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