Bitlocker password at boot on Azure VM

asked 2021-11-04T14:35:44.5+00:00
Metik 41 Reputation points

Hi,

I was doing some Bitlocker testing on Azure Virtual Machine including encryption of C: disk. It is testing machine, but I am still curious how can I connect to VM if machine want bitlocker password at boot? It there any way to connect as you can do on physical machines via iLO / xClarity etc.?

thank you in advance for answers!

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  1. answered 2021-11-04T17:22:28.96+00:00
    Alan Kinane 16,501 Reputation points Microsoft MVP

    No, you won't have access to the console to enter a bitlocker password but you shouldn't need to use this feature of bitlocker on Azure VMs.

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  1. answered 2021-11-04T18:15:15.06+00:00
    kobulloc-MSFT 12,926 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello, @Metik !

    @Alan Kinane is correct--Azure provides a vast array of security features and services designed specifically to address the concern of unauthorized access in the cloud. If you are interested in BitLocker, one of these features is Azure Disk Encryption which uses both BitLocker (Windows) and dm-crypt (Linux) to provide volume encryption for the OS and data disks:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/disk-encryption-overview

    Additional Azure Security Resources:

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