Microsoft Azure

You can use Cloud 66 to provision and deploy your code to servers in any Azure region.

Generating credentials for Azure Cloud

Cloud 66 needs some credentials to authenticate our agent to provision your infrastructure. You need to specify the following credentials:

You can find those by following the step by step guide created by Microsoft.

For Prepress you need to add the Microsoft.Storage Resource provider. To do this:

  1. Log into your Azure Portal
  2. Click through to the subscription you’re using for Prepress
  3. Click Resource providers in the left nav
  4. Filter the list by the word storage
  5. Click on Microsoft.Storage and then the Register button at the top of the panel (it will take a while to react because, Microsoft)
  6. Click Refresh after 2 or 3 minutes to check that it is now registered.

For more details read this guide.

Make sure you give your Active Directory App a high enough level of access. Check that your Active Directory Application is added to your Azure subscription and has the role Contributor.

Azure Legacy Cloud

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The following instructions apply to the now-deprecated legacy cloud adapter for Microsoft Azure. This is here for historic purposes only.

Generating a management certificate

The Azure management certificate is a certificate used to authenticate an agent, such as Cloud 66, to your Azure account. These certificates are uploaded to Azure Legacy Cloud and stored at the subscription level.

To generate a management certificate you can use OpenSSL:

  • Run the following command in your console:
	$ openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 3650 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout azure.pem -out azure.pem
  • Now use the created azure.pem file and run the following command:
	$ openssl x509 -inform pem -in azure.pem -outform der -out azure.cer

You will need azure.pem and azure.cer to use Cloud 66 with your Azure account.

Using your management certificate

Access Management portal of your Azure account and go to the Settings menu. You will need the Subscription ID which is listed in Subscriptions tab. Select the Management certificate tab and click the Upload button to upload azure.cer.

Now visit your Cloud 66 dashboard and build your first application. When adding your Azure credentials, you will be asked to input your subscription ID and upload the azure.pem file you created earlier.