Azure Resource Manager allows you to deploy, manage, and monitor all of the resources for your solution as a group, rather than handling these resources individually.
TL;DR from the docs:
With Resource Manager, you can create a simple template (in JSON format) that defines deployment and configuration of your application. This template is known as a Resource Manager template and provides a declarative way to define deployment. By using a template, you can repeatedly deploy your application throughout the app lifecycle and have confidence your resources are deployed in a consistent state.
Before you can deploy a resource group using PowerShell, you have to login using the
By default, this opens a dialog where you can enter your Azure credentials:
This is ok if you are working with ARM on your local machine, but you don't want this behavior on your CI-Server for example.
Login-AzureRmAccount command also accepts an
-Credential parameter which is an object consisting of your username and password.
The following PowerShell commands show how to create this object:
$accountName ="your account name" $password = ConvertTo-SecureString "your password" -AsPlainText -Force $credential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential($accountName, $password)
Now you can login using the
Login-AzureRmAccount command like this:
Login-AzureRmAccount -Credential $credential
If you're providing username and password using environment variables for example, you can set
password using these commands:
$accountName = (get-item env:"ACCOUNTNAME").Value $password = (get-item env:"PASSWORD").Value