Azure CLI

The Azure Command-Line Interface (CLI) is a cross-platform command-line tool to connect to Azure and execute administrative commands on Azure resources. It allows the execution of commands through a terminal using interactive command-line prompts or a script.

For interactive use, you first launch a shell such as cmd.exe on Windows, or Bash on Linux or macOS, and then issue a command at the shell prompt. To automate repetitive tasks, you assemble the CLI commands into a shell script using the script syntax of your chosen shell, and then you execute the script.

You can install the Azure CLI locally on Linux, Mac, or Windows computers. It can also be used from a browser through the Azure Cloud Shell or run from inside a Docker container.

Install Azure CLI

Start PowerShell as administrator and run the following command:

$ProgressPreference = 'SilentlyContinue'; Invoke-WebRequest -Uri -OutFile .\AzureCLI.msi; Start-Process msiexec.exe -Wait -ArgumentList '/I AzureCLI.msi /quiet'; rm .\AzureCLI.msi

Update Azure CLI

> az upgrade
This command is in preview and under development. Reference and support levels:
You already have the latest azure-cli version: 2.38.0
Upgrade finished.You can enable auto-upgrade with 'az config set auto-upgrade.enable=yes'. More details in

Run the Azure CLI

You can now run the Azure CLI with the az command from either Windows Command Prompt or PowerShell.

> az

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Welcome to the cool new Azure CLI!

Use `az --version` to display the current version.
Here are the base commands:

    account             : Manage Azure subscription information.
    acr                 : Manage private registries with Azure Container Registries.
    ad                  : Manage Azure Active Directory Graph entities needed for Role Based Access
    advisor             : Manage Azure Advisor.
    afd                 : Manage Azure Front Door Standard/Premium. For classical Azure Front Door,
                         please refer
    aks                 : Manage Azure Kubernetes Services.
    ams                 : Manage Azure Media Services resources.
    apim                : Manage Azure API Management services.
    appconfig           : Manage App Configurations.
    appservice          : Manage App Service plans.
    aro                 : Manage Azure Red Hat OpenShift clusters.
    backup              : Manage Azure Backups.
    batch               : Manage Azure Batch.
    bicep               : Bicep CLI command group.
    billing             : Manage Azure Billing.
    bot                 : Manage Microsoft Azure Bot Service.
    cache               : Commands to manage CLI objects cached using the `--defer` argument.
    capacity            : Manage capacity.
    cdn                 : Manage Azure Content Delivery Networks (CDNs).
    cloud               : Manage registered Azure clouds.
    cognitiveservices   : Manage Azure Cognitive Services accounts.
    config              : Manage Azure CLI configuration.
    configure           : Manage Azure CLI configuration. This command is interactive.
    consumption         : Manage consumption of Azure resources.
    container           : Manage Azure Container Instances.
    cosmosdb            : Manage Azure Cosmos DB database accounts.
    databoxedge         : Support data box edge device and management.
    deployment          : Manage Azure Resource Manager template deployment at subscription scope.
    deployment-scripts  : Manage deployment scripts at subscription or resource group scope.
    deploymentmanager   : Create and manage rollouts for your service.
    disk                : Manage Azure Managed Disks.
    disk-access         : Manage disk access resources.
    disk-encryption-set : Disk Encryption Set resource.
    dla                 : Manage Data Lake Analytics accounts, jobs, and catalogs.
    dls                 : Manage Data Lake Store accounts and filesystems.
    dms                 : Manage Azure Data Migration Service (DMS) instances.
    eventgrid           : Manage Azure Event Grid topics, domains, domain topics, system topics
                         partner topics, event subscriptions, system topic event subscriptions and
                         partner topic event subscriptions.
    eventhubs           : Manage Azure Event Hubs namespaces, eventhubs, consumergroups and geo
                         recovery configurations - Alias.
    extension           : Manage and update CLI extensions.
    feature             : Manage resource provider features.
    feedback            : Send feedback to the Azure CLI Team.
    find                : I'm an AI robot, my advice is based on our Azure documentation as well as
                         the usage patterns of Azure CLI and Azure ARM users. Using me improves
                         Azure products and documentation.
    functionapp         : Manage function apps. To install the Azure Functions Core tools see
    group               : Manage resource groups and template deployments.
    hdinsight           : Manage HDInsight resources.
    identity            : Managed Identities.
    image               : Manage custom virtual machine images.
    interactive         : Start interactive mode. Installs the Interactive extension if not
                         installed already.
    iot                 : Manage Internet of Things (IoT) assets.
    keyvault            : Manage KeyVault keys, secrets, and certificates.
    kusto               : Manage Azure Kusto resources.
    lab                 : Manage Azure DevTest Labs.
    lock                : Manage Azure locks.
    logicapp            : Manage logic apps.
    login               : Log in to Azure.
    logout              : Log out to remove access to Azure subscriptions.
    managed-cassandra   : Azure Managed Cassandra.
    managedapp          : Manage template solutions provided and maintained by Independent Software
                         Vendors (ISVs).
    managedservices     : Manage the registration assignments and definitions in Azure.
    maps                : Manage Azure Maps.
    mariadb             : Manage Azure Database for MariaDB servers.
    monitor             : Manage the Azure Monitor Service.
    mysql               : Manage Azure Database for MySQL servers.
    netappfiles         : Manage Azure NetApp Files (ANF) Resources.
    network             : Manage Azure Network resources.
    policy              : Manage resource policies.
    postgres            : Manage Azure Database for PostgreSQL servers.
    ppg                 : Manage Proximity Placement Groups.
    private-link        : Private-link association CLI command group.
    provider            : Manage resource providers.
    redis               : Manage dedicated Redis caches for your Azure applications.
    relay               : Manage Azure Relay Service namespaces, WCF relays, hybrid connections, and
    reservations        : Manage Azure Reservations.
    resource            : Manage Azure resources.
    resourcemanagement  : Resourcemanagement CLI command group.
    rest                : Invoke a custom request.
    restore-point       : Manage restore point with res.
    role                : Manage user roles for access control with Azure Active Directory and
                         service principals.
    search              : Manage Azure Search services, admin keys and query keys.
    security            : Manage your security posture with Microsoft Defender for Cloud.
    servicebus          : Manage Azure Service Bus namespaces, queues, topics, subscriptions, rules
                         and geo-disaster recovery configuration alias.
    sf                  : Manage and administer Azure Service Fabric clusters.
    sig                 : Manage shared image gallery.
    signalr             : Manage Azure SignalR Service.
    snapshot            : Manage point-in-time copies of managed disks, native blobs, or other
    sql                 : Manage Azure SQL Databases and Data Warehouses.
    sshkey              : Manage ssh public key with vm.
    staticwebapp        : Manage static apps.
    storage             : Manage Azure Cloud Storage resources.
    synapse             : Manage and operate Synapse Workspace, Spark Pool, SQL Pool.
    tag                 : Tag Management on a resource.
    term                : Manage marketplace agreement with marketplaceordering.
    ts                  : Manage template specs at subscription or resource group scope.
    upgrade             : Upgrade Azure CLI and extensions.
    version             : Show the versions of Azure CLI modules and extensions in JSON format by
                         default or format configured by --output.
    vm                  : Manage Linux or Windows virtual machines.
    vmss                : Manage groupings of virtual machines in an Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set
    webapp              : Manage web apps.


> az login
A web browser has been opened at Please continue the login in the web browser. If no web browser is available or if the web browser fails to open, use device code flow with `az login --use-device-code`.
    "cloudName": "AzureCloud",
    "homeTenantId": "a8de0333-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-8f11260de56e",
    "id": "5b147b69-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-e1da24ec0994",
    "isDefault": true,
    "managedByTenants": [],
    "name": "Pay-As-You-Go",
    "state": "Enabled",
    "tenantId": "a8de0333-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-8f11260de56e",
    "user": {
      "name": "",
      "type": "user"