3 Easy Steps To Configuring Azure With Powershell

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Recently, I had to automate some tasks in Azure. This is the easiest way I could get started.

Before we begin, ensure that you have a administrative powershell window and have set the execution policy to unrestricted:

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
#Confirm the settings afterwards with Get-ExecutionPolicy

Step 1 - Download Settings

In order to download the settings you need to have a valid Azure administrative account and be logged in. Once you are logged in, use the powershell window to run the following command:

Get-AzurePublishSettingsFile

This will open up the Azure portal and download the file to disk. Remember the path to the downloaded file as you will need this in the next step.

Step 2 - Import Settings

Using the file downloading in the previous step, we can import the settings using the following commands, replacing <pathToFile> with the actual file:

$settingsFile = "<pathToFile>"
Import-AzurePublishSettingsFile -PublishSettingsFile $settingsFile

This command sets up all of the available subscriptions for you in a nice easy manner.

Step 3 - Verify

The last step is to verify that everything has been setup correctly. To do this, simply run the Get-AzureSubscription command:

Get-AzureSubscription

You should see all of your settings in the powershell window. Profit!

Don’t forget how to remove your details once you are done!