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Configure Session Affinity for your Front Door host names

Last updated: 6/8/2021

This template updates a Front Door to enable session affinity for your frontend host, thereby, sending subsequent traffic from the same user session to the same backend.

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Parameter Name Description
frontDoorName The name of the frontdoor resource.
backendAddress The hostname of the backend. Must be an IP address or FQDN.
sessionAffinityEnabledState Whether to allow session affinity on this host. Valid options are 'Enabled' or 'Disabled'.
sessionAffinityTtlSeconds The TTL to use in seconds for session affinity, if applicable.

Use the template


New-AzResourceGroup -Name <resource-group-name> -Location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
Install and configure Azure PowerShell

Command line

az group create --name <resource-group-name> --location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --template-uri
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface