Configure Azure

Configure Azure so Terraspace can connect to it. The recommended way is to:

  1. login with az login
  2. set up environment variables like ARM_SUBSCRIPTION_ID, ARM_CLIENT_SECRET, ARM_TENANT_ID, ARM_CLIENT_ID

Example

To configure your az CLI, follow the Install the Azure CLI instructions.

When you run az login you’ll be greeted with instructions to open up a webpage and enter the provided device token id.

$ az login
To sign in, use a web browser to open the page https://microsoft.com/devicelogin and enter the code EXAMPLE12 to authenticate.
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That’s usually enough to set up the az CLI. You can check with:

az account list -o table

Set up env variables

We set up ARM_SUBSCRIPTION_ID, ARM_CLIENT_SECRET, ARM_TENANT_ID, ARM_CLIENT_ID because terraspace uses it to handle things like automatically creating the Storage Account for the terraform state file. To get these env variables setup, follow the Azure Instructions.

The azure_check script is useful to check that access is working. You should get something like this.

$ ruby azure_check.rb
Successfully connected to Azure with your ARM_CLIENT_ID and ARM_CLIENT_SECRET
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Resources

Next, we’ll create a new project.