Azure web app: Issue accessing extensions

Joel Madsen 6 Reputation points

I currently have a free Azure web application, which I use for development and testing.

I need to install Python, along with some Python libraries, since the web application runs some Python scripts, however when I try to access the extensions tab, it is greyed greyed out, and I can't click it.

Is this function disabled for the development tier in web apps, or do I have to enable it?

I hope some of you have experienced this issue before, and can help me out.

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  1. Ravi Kanth Koppala 3,231 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Joel Madsen ,
    Thank you for reaching out to the Microsoft Q&A platform. Happy to answer your question.

    Linux is currently the recommended option for running Python apps in App Service. Python support on Azure App Service for Windows is officially deprecated. As a result, the Publish command in Visual Studio is officially supported only for an IIS target, and remote debugging on Azure App Service is no longer officially supported. However, Publishing to App Service on Windows features still works for the time being, as the Python extensions for App Service on Windows remain available but will not be serviced or updated. For more information, please visit

    If the above explanation doesn't address your query, please share more details on the webapp details and screenshots. Please "Accept as Answer" and Upvote if any of the above helped so that, it can help others in the community looking for remediation for similar issues.