Add support for Intranet application testing (not just via Internet). E.g., via NTLM
App Insights works great for externally-facing applications. Would like the same rich experience for Internal/Intranet applications.
We have started on this feature, and expect to have this available by January 2017. Thanks for your patience with this.
We are in Feb' 2017, just seeking, is this feature deployed?
Vincent Boisclair commented
This cruelly missing feature will be greatly welcome as it will fill the hole left for the apps locked in VNets. Definitely looking forward to this and news about the upcoming availability.
The SDK approach is an ok workaround but enabling access to the VNet (similar to what was done for the App Service) would be even better.
Looking for NTLM support because we are looking to replace Site 24x7 with Application Insights.
Dave Walters commented
This is going to be a big value to mixed enterprise IT who have both externally-facing services, SaaS dependencies and internal dependencies and sites. Can a modification of telemetry endpoints accommodate this? Also, what about binding to authentication data (Ex, you have an Active Directory SSO method, bind your test to encrypted data and validate Intranet calls?)
Thanks Antonio and Kaushik, for your comments on the SDK approach. We are looking to have support for this by the end of this year.
Kaushik Patel commented
As many applications have hybrid Infra (OnPrem + Cloud Services) it is very difficult to manage application availability at single place. It will be nice to have this feature.
The SDK idea sounds like something that definitely works for my use case. In particular our company has a lot of internal sites like http://mysite, and giving us a way to report results to AI directly is 90% of the value add, especially for alerting on a failed availability test.
For context, w/o a way to report to AI, we end up having to build out a reporting infrastructure, deal w/ data storage and reporting, and do regular SQL maintenance.
In my case, I wouldn't mind installing something on a server behind my firewall.
My prioritized list of features:
1) The bare minimum would be to get the SDK. I can then add them into my web test.
2) Next would be an AI WebTest Plugin, where I simply provide an iKey and maybe some configurations in Visual Studio so that I can add them to my webtests.
3) A really cool experience would be something similar to status monitor, I simply download it onto a machine and configure via iKey
4) If I'm running webtests on my machines, perhaps loosen the webtest restrictions to let me add my own plugins, or run coded webtests. We have a few scenarios where plain scripted webtests don't quite hit the software the right way.
AD FS and Azure AD based authentication, please
Is it possible now to use Application insights for tracking usage of application which does not have round the clock connectivity?
I need tot rack the usage of a WPF application which will have internet connectivity only intermittently. Is it possible to track the usage when machine is not connected by allowing some bulk upload (from offline usage) to Azure when there is connectivity?
Please mention if there is any limitation in case this is possible.
bhargav kishore commented
Hi, Is this supported now! If yes, would like pointers to a guide about this.
Thanks in advance!
Dave Lubash commented
The scenario Chuck Lazarr has below would work today if the devices are connected to the Internet. Supporting all of these scenarios, for Intranet Applications is a common ask, that we have this on our backlog, however, we are working to deliver great experiences for Internet first. As we get closer to delivering the Interanet experience, we will post an update.
Thank you for your interest in Application Insights.
Thank you for your suggestion.
While we realize an availability monitoring solution for non-internet facing applications is important and something we both want and plan to do.
However, this is will not make it into our Summer update. Hoping for the Fall or Winter App Insights updates.
The reason for this prioritization is that we want to improve our existing monitoring capabilities for cloud-based applications first.
Chuck Lazarr commented
I would like to see Usage (of a client application), at a minimum, for my scenario. We deploy employee-facing applications as well as Visual Studio extensions (to developers). Installation and feature usage statistics for these internal, non-web .NET-based applications would be quite valuable in our organization.
Charles Sterling commented
Do you mean APM, GSM, Usage or all three scenarios for this experience?