I am learning Azure and as learning exercise I need to create a WordPress website.

I use this Microsoft learning documentation.

I activated the sandbox, but when it comes to create a website resource, I obtain an error:

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Resource 'ServicePlan4b9381a9-93ea' was disallowed by policy.

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I was also facing the same issue but was able to create a WordPress website when I changed the App service plan.

I created a new App Service plan F1 Pricing tier (Free) under Dev/Test and everything worked. :)

It looks like SandBox do not have permission to create any App Service Plan other than F1 (Free).

I have added screenshots for the steps. Step1 Step2

  • I tried to create F1 plan, but the result was the same...disallowed by policy. – Serge Sep 4 '19 at 12:17
  • Hi @Serge - The above worked for me. Can you please list the steps you are going through for creating F1 plan – Saurav Kumar Sep 5 '19 at 7:26
  • I have updated the answer to add the screenshots – Saurav Kumar Sep 5 '19 at 8:32
  • you don't need to add links, just copy your picture in clipboard, and paste it in editor ;) – Serge Sep 5 '19 at 8:45
  • and please see my fist comment. I know how to create the F1 plan. – Serge Sep 5 '19 at 8:49

The sandboxes only provide access to some resources in Azure... it looks like the error you get is because you are selecting an App Service plan which the sandbox doesn't give you the right to use.

Could you try choosing another App Service Plan? The lab is instructing to leave the one by default, but maybe you need to choose another one... if you get the same error choosing any App Service Plan, it may very well be that there is an error in the permissions Microsoft gave you to perform the lab.

  • I tried to create a new plan F1, the result didn't change. – Serge Sep 5 '19 at 8:50
  • @Serge Maybe the new error is for Database Provider now. Please choose "MySQL In App" option. – Santoo Nov 11 '19 at 6:50

You do not need to create another plan but scale up/down the tier from the existing plan for on. enter image description here

Anyway, as I already commented these sandboxes have errors, it could be that Microsoft didn't provide the proper rights and it is impossible to perform the lab.

I recommend you are using a full subscription. You can get a trial version for a month with 120 euros credit.

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