There are various ways to deploy an Azure App Service content: FTP, GitHub actions, deploy from Zip and many others. With Azure Role-Based Access Control it is possible to have many different users with contributor access who can deploy new content or modify existing files. In those situations it may be important to track who made the content changes and when. Some companies or businesses may need this capability for various compliance requirements. This blog post explains how to enable the monitoring of app service content publishing activity and content file changes.
Azure App Service is integrated with Azure Monitor which makes many app service logs available in Azure Monitor and Azure Log Analytics. The publishing activity and file change logs are also pushed to Azure Monitor and can be exported to third party services or can be used to create rule-based alerts.
Here are the configuration steps necessary to enable publishing activity and file change logging.Continue reading “How to monitor Azure App Service content changes and publishing activity”