Resolve an ASP.NET DNX HttpPlatformHandler CGI Application Exception on Azure

After deploying one of our ASP.NET DNX web applications to Azure, we were running into this exception:

The specified CGI application encountered an error and the server terminated the process.

Knowing that the HTTP pipeline changed in beta 8, I looked into the HttpPlatformHandler's configuration (summarized web.config):

            <add name="httpplatformhandler" path="\*" verb="\*" modules="httpPlatformHandler" resourceType="Unspecified" />
        <httpPlatform processPath="..\\approot\\web.cmd" arguments="" stdoutLogEnabled="true" stdoutLogFile="..\\logs\\stdout.log" forwardWindowsAuthToken="false" startupTimeLimit="3600"></httpPlatform>

Nothing looked out of place. Following the suggestions of others, I attempt to set the processPath to an absolute path (i.e. %home%\site\approot\web.cmd), but that didn't resolve it.

After reading through the various issues others had, I found that removing the forwardWindowsAuthToken="false" attribute completely resolved the issue.

Apparently this should go away as they roll out changes to the platform handler, but for now this fixed my issues.