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A requirements to run Dashboard-AzureVM is to create and upload a Windows Azure Management Certificate.

Here are the complete step-by-step guide to create it:

  1. If you have a Certification Authority you can create it directly or
  2. Get makecert tool from Windows 8 SDK

    SDK Setup options
  3. Run the following commands to generate the needed certificate on the “My” store of the LocalMachine and create a .CER file used by the Dashboard-AzureVM:

    makecert -r -pe -n "CN=%AzureUsername%" -ss My -sr LocalMachine -sp "Microsoft Enhanced RSA and AES Cryptographic Provider" -sy 24 -len 2048 -sky exchange C:\MyAzureServiceCertificate.cer
  4. Upload the MyAzureServiceCertificate.cer to the Windows Azure Management Portal
  5. Keep the MyAzureServiceCertificate.cer in a known folder as it will be required by Dashboard-AzureVM

Last edited Apr 30, 2013 at 3:23 PM by inglele, version 6

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