Setting up Azure AD to use with Azure SDKs

Certain SDKs require the user to have an Active Directory account created on their Azure subscription. For instance, the Azure SDK for python requires you to authenticate with an AD account.

To set this up, users will need to walk through the following steps:

  • Login to http://manage.windowsazure.com
  • Click the button for active directory and select the Default Directory

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  •  Click Users

step2

  • Click “Add User” at the bottom

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  • Create a new user in your organization
    • Fill out the required information for the user profile
    • Give the user Global Admin rights
      • Select Create
      • Copy the password for your new user

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  • Go to settings
    • Click the Administrator Tab

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  • Select Add at the bottom and enter the new email address that you just created
    • Select the subscription you want them to be added to

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  • Log out of the Azure portal and re-login with your new Active Directory email
  • Change your password
  • Go to settings
  • Write down your subscription id

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NOW GET BUILDING SOME APPS 🙂 🙂