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:


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:


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

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