Azure Front Door choosing POP which will be used by clients

Bart Olejnik 120 Reputation points

Hi all,

as we know the Azure Front Door is a Global service with many POPs ( and because of that I have some additional questions on which I could not find the answers on the Internet


Is it possible to configure the routing, that specific clients (base on some factors like geo-location) will be routed only to the POPs from the specific regions?


  • Users from Europe will be routed only via POPs from EU
  • Users from Europe could use only POPs from EU, North America


  • "users from Europe" means users which use public IPs from Europe

why: e.g. clients from Europe could see in their "traceroute", IP from Asia or US and ask to not send their traffic via this locations


Based on what information, the clients are routed to the specific POPs (latency, geo-location, availability)? ... and Is this configurable?

ps. Obviously I'm not assking about traffic between Azure FrontDoor POPs <-> origin/backends (

I will be grateful for your help.

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  1. Michael Lee 85 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @Bart Olejnik A short answer to your questions is that it is not configurable. In Azure Front Door, requests from end users always reach the closest Front Door edge locations with Anycast.

    You can find more information at this link.

    Best regards,

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