Create an Azure App Configuration store with the Azure CLI

This sample script creates a new instance of Azure App Configuration using the Azure CLI in a new resource group.

If you don't have an Azure subscription, create an Azure free account before you begin.


  • This tutorial requires version 2.0 or later of the Azure CLI. If using Azure Cloud Shell, the latest version is already installed.

Sample script


#resource name must be lowercase

# Create resource group 
az group create --name $myResourceGroupName --location eastus

# Create the Azure AppConfig Service resource and query the hostName
appConfigHostname=$(az appconfig create \
  --name $myAppConfigStoreName \
  --location eastus \
  --resource-group $myResourceGroupName \
  --query endpoint \
  --sku free \
  -o tsv

# Get the AppConfig connection string 
appConfigConnectionString=$(az appconfig credential list \
--resource-group $myResourceGroupName \
--name $myAppConfigStoreName \
--query "[?name=='Secondary Read Only'] .connectionString" -o tsv)

# Echo the connection string for use in your application
echo "$appConfigConnectionString"

Make a note of the actual name generated for the new resource group. You'll use that resource group name when you want to delete all group resources.

Clean up deployment

After the sample script has been run, the following command can be used to remove the resource group and all resources associated with it.

az group delete --name myResourceGroup

Script explanation

This script uses the following commands to create a new resource group and an App Configuration store. Each command in the table links to command specific documentation.

Command Notes
az group create Creates a resource group in which all resources are stored.
az appconfig create Creates an App Configuration store resource.
az appconfig credential list List access keys for an App Configuration store.

Next steps

For more information on the Azure CLI, see Azure CLI documentation.

More App Configuration CLI script samples can be found in the Azure App Configuration CLI samples.