In this blog post, I’ll show you how I manage my Microsoft Azure subscription from a Docker Container running Azure CLI command line.
First released 3 years ago, Azure CLI Is a command line tool for Azure Resources management, The tool can be Install on Linux, MAC, Windows Systems and In the browser using Azure Cloud Shell.
Using Azure CLI on Docker, Is perfect because of there no need to Install the tool on a management computer or Server and keep It up to date.
The Azure CLI Container Image Is Linux based and you can Install it on a Windows 10 machine In Linux Mode.
The first step In this process Is to download the Azure CLI Image using the line below:
docker pull microsoft/azure-cli
docker run -it microsoft/azure-cli
To start Azure CLI from the running Container, all I need to do Is type
Now as you can Azure CLI started and I’ll log in to the Azure Service
Login To Azure
Azure CLI requires authentication token In order to log in to the service, To get the token I type the cmdlet below.
Next, I’ll go the URL https://aka.ms/devicelogin and I’ll copy the token code
When I open the browser, I’ll be asked to type the code from the Azure CLI shell
Once the code verified access will be granted
to view all available command I can type azure
To view my VMs for example, I’ll type the command below:
azure vm list
Managing Azure using the Azure CLI Container Is simple, secure and portable, There Is no need to Install the tool or use the browser Is much slower.