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Windows Azure – Creating a x509 Management Certificate in Azure Portal – Part 2

 

Introduction:

In this article we are going to see how to add the .cer management file creating in our earlier article to the Windows Azure management portal.

Steps:

Now we are all set with creating a .Cer x509 Management Certificate in our part 1 article. Now lets see how to add that certificate to the Windows Azure Management Portal.

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Login to the Windows Azure portal using the below link and we will see the screen as shown below

www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/

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Provide your login credentials by clicking on the Sign in to management portal as highlighted in the above screen, after succesful login we will redirected to a nice interface as shown in the screen below

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Click in the Hosted Services, Storage Account and CDN option of the left Menu as shown in the screen below

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Now click on the Management Certificate option from the left menu as shown in the screen below.

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We can see no Management Certificates have been added to the Hosted account. To add our newly self signed Management certificate click on the Add Certificate as shown in the screen below.

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We can see a pop up window with the current subscription name and a path to select the created file as shown in the screen below.

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Click on the browse button and navigate to the path where we have the .cer file exported as shown in the screen below

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Selecting the .cer file will start creating a new certificate and we can see the proceedings as shown in the screen below.

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Once the process gets completed we can see a new management certificate added to the list as shown in the screen below. We can see the valid period of the certificate as well in the list window.

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Now we are good with creating a new self signed x509 management certificate and deployed to the Azure management portal.

Conclusion:

So in this article we have seen how to create a self signed management certificate and how to deploy the certificate to the Azure management portal step by step

About Author: Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in ASP.NET/IIS Architecture. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the www.f5debug.net website and has authored books on Windows Phone and Business Intelligence(SSIS). He is also a Passionate Speaker and a Blogger on Microsoft Technologies.

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