Connecting App Controller to Windows Azure Subscription

After installing APP controller SP1 and to connect to your azure subscription , you will need to export your App controller certificate and upload it to windows Azure. two certificate are used for this a DER exported certificate that Contains your public key and a PKCS certificate that include your private Key in addition to your Azure subscription ID.

You can  connect App controller to your windows Azure Subscription using the following Steps:

1. On your App Controller open MMC console

2. Add File menu , add the certificates Snap-in

3. Select Computer Account –> local Computer –> then select the personal Folder –> certificate

4.Right Click Your App controller Certificate and select Export

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5. Click Next ,  Then Select “No don’t export Private Key” and click Next

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6.Select the DER encoded X.509 (.CER) and Click Next

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7. Enter File Name and Browse to store the file

8.This file will be uploaded to your Azure Subscription , it contains your certificate public key

9. You need to export the same certificate again but this time with private Key , Once again right Click the Same certificate and Click Export , then Click Next

10. Select the “Yes Export private key” option and click Next

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11. Select the personal information Exchange – PKCS(.PFX) and click Next

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12. Select Password from the security option and enter a password and click Next

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13. Browse and enter name for your certificate and Click next , then Finish .

14. log in to your azure subscription  and select settings

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15. Click the Upload management certificate Link and browse to your DER Certificate, click Ok and wait until the upload is finish.

16. high light your Subscription ID and Copy it .

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17. Open your App Controller web Site , and click the “Connect windows Azure subscription” Link.

18. in the Connect windows Azure subscription windows , enter a name for your connection , description , Paste your Azure subscription Id , click browser and select your Exported Personal Exchange Key , type the password that you used to protect your exported certificate and click OK.

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  19. Once connected you can manage and connect to your VMs and Applications on Azure

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About Hikmat Kanaan

I’m big fan of technology; I have worked almost with every MS windows OS up to Windows 8 and server 2012 including OS deployment, AD and almost every MS OS service included major MS products ISA ,TMS, Exchange, System center ,Sharepoint ,SQL , Storage system, Networking, security, Cisco, HP, and Checkpoint products. Designing and Architecting IT solutions and infrastructure . I do admire automation and working based on best practices toward building highly reliable solution that provide the required services to Business. I also run the Jordan IT professionals user Group http://www.jitpros.net
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