Saturday, February 27, 2016

Azure Scheduler fails to trigger scheduled WebJob published with WebApp

Hi All,

I am writing this blog post to show how to fix Azure scheduler fails to kicks off webjobs in Azure webapp while when you try to run webjobs through the portal it works.

I have a web app that has couple of webjobs in my solution. While adding these webjobs to my web app, I configured these two webjobs to run on different schedules. After i deploy the web app to Azure, I found out that the Azure Scheduler fails to run the second web job but not the first webjob!!

After carefully checking all the configs for both webjobs, I found this was the error that is being thrown by the Azure Scheduler for my second webjob:

Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials.

Detailed error message:

Http Action - Response from host '': 'Unauthorized' Response Headers: Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 12:02:01 GMT
Server: Microsoft-IIS/8.0
WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm="site"
 Body: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "">  <html xmlns="">  <head>  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"/>  <title>401 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials.</title>  <style type="text/css">  <!--  body{margin:0;font-size:.7em;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;background:#EEEEEE;}  fieldset{padding:0 15px 10px 15px;}   h1{font-size:2.4em;margin:0;color:#FFF;}  h2{font-size:1.7em;margin:0;color:#CC0000;}   h3{font-size:1.2em;margin:10px 0 0 0;color:#000000;}   #header{width:96%;margin:0 0 0 0;padding:6px 2% 6px 2%;font-family:"trebuchet MS", Verdana, sans-serif;color:#FFF;  background-color:#555555;}  #content{margin:0 0 0 2%;position:relative;}  .content-container{background:#FFF;width:96%;margin-top:8px;padding:10px;position:relative;}  -->  </style>  </head>  <body>  <div id="header"><h1>Server Error</h1></div>  <div id="content">   <div cla

The solution is the first webjob has the authorization header while the second doesn't. This probably is an issue with VS2015 deployment with Azure SDK.

So you just need to copy these header values from the first webjob to the second one and wait until the scheduler kicks off and things will be working as expected.

Screenshot of the two header values that i have added to my second webjob in Azure Portal scheduler settings:


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