Azure App Configuration resource name is already in used

Marcos Peláez Encinas 21 Reputation points

Hello everyone,
Today we are expecting an issue regarding the resource name is already in used when is already deleted (for Azure App configuration resources),
if we created an app config with the name i.e., "test-app-config" and we deleted it we cannot create it again with that name because says it is already in use, but the past week we did it several times, we can recreate the same app config name over and over.

We are automatically provisioning those app config but, in some cases, if in the provisioning there is an error, we should remove it, but now if we remove it now, we cannot use the same name, so need to modify the automation to generate another name....

I just created another Azure App Configuration - deleted (checked the notification & wait some more minutes) - created again with the same name and still not working but using another test name I did this morning now looks its working, but other names removed this morning still "blocked" checking the activity log there is a policy checking that 'auditIfNotExists' Policy action, looks like for some names still in cache or was not correctly replicated.

After one day the names of the Azure App Configurations already removed still with the same error now, this is the last name I tried.




Azure App Configuration
Azure App Configuration
An Azure service that provides hosted, universal storage for Azure app configurations.
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  1. Samara Soucy - MSFT 5,051 Reputation points

    This issue should now be resolved. It was a transient issue where the queue that releases the name can take quite a bit longer than expected in certain scenarios in a region. The team is working on a solution to prevent these issues from popping up.

    @MarcosPelezEncinas-4929 Can you confirm for me that you are no longer having this issue?

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  1. Angel Madriz Gamboa (Tek Experts) 6 Reputation points

    I understand that you wanted to re-create a new app configuration with the same name that you used.

    As result of my investigation, I found that when you are deleting an app configuration the name you used is saved for approximately 10 days. This is a failsafe mechanism to prevent any security leak since this resource is used in a similar way to azure key vaults. After the waiting period you can use this name again.

    To learn more about this, please follow this link:

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