Quickstart for Bash in Azure Cloud Shell
This document details how to use Bash in Azure Cloud Shell in the Azure portal.
A PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell Quickstart is also available.
Start Cloud Shell
Launch Cloud Shell from the top navigation of the Azure portal.
Select a subscription to create a storage account and Microsoft Azure Files share.
Select "Create storage"
You are automatically authenticated for Azure CLI in every session.
Select the Bash environment
Check that the environment drop-down from the left-hand side of shell window says
Set your subscription
List subscriptions you have access to.
az account list
Set your preferred subscription:
az account set --subscription 'my-subscription-name'
Your subscription is remembered for future sessions using
Create a resource group
Create a new resource group in WestUS named "MyRG".
az group create --location westus --name MyRG
Create a Linux VM
Create an Ubuntu VM in your new resource group. The Azure CLI will create SSH keys and set up the VM with them.
az vm create -n myVM -g MyRG --image UbuntuLTS --generate-ssh-keys
--generate-ssh-keys instructs Azure CLI to create and set up public and private keys in
your VM and
$Home directory. By default keys are placed in Cloud Shell at
.ssh folder is persisted in
your attached file share's 5-GB image used to persist
Your username on this VM will be your username used in Cloud Shell ($User@Azure:).
SSH into your Linux VM
Search for your VM name in the Azure portal search bar.
Select Connect to get your VM name and public IP address.
SSH into your VM with the
Upon establishing the SSH connection, you should see the Ubuntu welcome prompt.
Exit your ssh session.
Delete your resource group and any resources within it.
az group delete -n MyRG
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