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Push a certificate onto a Windows VM

Last updated: 02/06/2015

Push a certificate onto a Windows VM. Create the Key Vault using the template at

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Parameter Name Description
vmName Name of the VM
vmSize Size of the VM
adminUsername Admin Username
adminPassword Admin Password
vaultResourceId Resource Group of Key Vault that has a secret - must be of the format /subscriptions/xxxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/resourceGroups/<vaultName>/providers/Microsoft.KeyVault/vaults/<vaultName>
secretUrlWithVersion Url of the certificate in Key Vault - the url must be to a base64 encoded secret, not a key or cert: https://<vaultEndpoint>/secrets/<secretName>/<secretVersion>
location Location for all resources.

Use the template


New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment -Name <deployment-name> -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
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Command line

azure config mode arm
azure group deployment create <my-resource-group> <my-deployment-name> --template-uri
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