Connection string and account key operations for an Azure Cosmos DB account using PowerShell

APPLIES TO: NoSQL MongoDB Cassandra Gremlin Table


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Sample script


This sample demonstrates using a API for NoSQL account. To use this sample for other APIs, copy the related properties and apply to your API-specific script

# Reference: Az.CosmosDB |
# --------------------------------------------------
# Purpose
# List an account's connection strings and keys; regenerate a key.
# --------------------------------------------------
# Variables - ***** SUBSTITUTE YOUR VALUES *****
$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup" # Resource Group must already exist
$accountName = "myaccount" # Must be all lower case
$keyKind = "primary" # Other key kinds: secondary, primaryReadonly, secondaryReadonly
# --------------------------------------------------

Write-Host "List connection strings"
Get-AzCosmosDBAccountKey -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -Name $accountName -Type "ConnectionStrings"

Write-Host "List keys"
Get-AzCosmosDBAccountKey -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -Name $accountName -Type "Keys"

Write-Host "Reset key"
New-AzCosmosDBAccountKey  -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -Name $accountName -KeyKind $keyKind

Clean up deployment

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

Remove-AzResourceGroup -ResourceGroupName "myResourceGroup"

Script explanation

This script uses the following commands. Each command in the table links to command specific documentation.

Command Notes
Azure Cosmos DB
Get-AzCosmosDBAccountKey Gets the connection string or key (read-write or read-only) for an Azure Cosmos DB Account.
New-AzCosmosDBAccountKey Regenerate the specified key for an Azure Cosmos DB Account.
Azure Resource Groups
Remove-AzResourceGroup Deletes a resource group including all nested resources.

Next steps

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