Front Door Standard/Premium with static website origin

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This template deploys a Front Door Standard/Premium with an Azure Storage static website origin, using the public endpoint for the Azure Storage static website.

Sample overview and deployed resources

This sample template creates an Azure Storage static website and a Front Door profile.

Note that in this sample, the storage account will still accept requests directly to the static website. If you are only using Front Door for features like caching and compression then this is not likely to be a concern. However, if you need traffic flows to be restricted so that requests must come through Front Door, consider using the 201-front-door-premium-storage-blobs-private-link sample instead.

The following resources are deployed as part of the solution:

Azure Storage

  • Azure Storage account.

Deployment script

  • A deployment script enables static website hosting on the storage account account. This script only executes on the initial deployment of the template.

Front Door Standard/Premium

  • Front Door profile, endpoint, origin group, origin, and route to direct traffic to the static website.
    • Note that you can use either the standard or premium Front Door SKU for this sample. By default, the standard SKU is used.

The following diagram illustrates the components of this sample.

Architecture diagram showing traffic flowing through Front Door, and allowed to also directly access the storage static website directly.

Deployment steps

You can click the "deploy to Azure" button at the beginning of this document or follow the instructions for command line deployment using the scripts in the root of this repo.



Once you have deployed the Azure Resource Manager template, wait a few minutes before you attempt to access your Front Door endpoint to allow time for Front Door to propagate the settings throughout its network.

You can then access the Front Door endpoint. The hostname is emitted as an output from the deployment - the output is named frontDoorEndpointHostName. You should see a page saying Welcome. If you see a different error page, wait a few minutes and try again.

You can also attempt to access the static website hostname directly. The hostname is also emitted as an output from the deployment - the output is named storageStaticWebsiteHostName. This should show you the same page as when you access through Front Door, since Azure Storage static websites can't be configured to only allow traffic from Front Door.

Tags: Microsoft.Resources/deployments, Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts, Microsoft.ManagedIdentity/userAssignedIdentities, Microsoft.Authorization/roleAssignments, Microsoft.Resources/deploymentScripts, UserAssigned, Microsoft.Cdn/profiles, Microsoft.Cdn/profiles/afdEndpoints, Microsoft.Cdn/profiles/originGroups, Microsoft.Cdn/profiles/originGroups/origins, Microsoft.Cdn/profiles/afdEndpoints/routes