Quickstart: Create a service connection in Azure Spring Apps with the Azure CLI
This quickstart shows you how to connect Azure Spring Apps to other Cloud resources using the Azure CLI and Service Connector.
Service Connector lets you quickly connect compute services to cloud services, while managing your connection's authentication and networking settings.
At least one application hosted by Azure Spring Apps in a region supported by Service Connector. If you don't have one, deploy your first application to Azure Spring Apps.
If you prefer to run CLI reference commands locally, install the Azure CLI. If you're running on Windows or macOS, consider running Azure CLI in a Docker container. For more information, see How to run the Azure CLI in a Docker container.
If you're using a local installation, sign in to the Azure CLI by using the az login command. To finish the authentication process, follow the steps displayed in your terminal. For other sign-in options, see Sign in with the Azure CLI.
When you're prompted, install the Azure CLI extension on first use. For more information about extensions, see Use extensions with the Azure CLI.
Version 2.37.0 or higher of the Azure CLI must be installed. To upgrade to the latest version, run
az upgrade. If using Azure Cloud Shell, the latest version is already installed.
The Azure Spring Apps extension must be installed in the Azure CLI or the Cloud Shell. To install it, run
az extension add --name spring.
Prepare to create a connection
If you're using Service Connector for the first time, start by running the command az provider register to register the Service Connector resource provider.
az provider register -n Microsoft.ServiceLinker
Run the command
az spring connectionto get a list of supported target services for Azure Spring Apps.
az spring connection list-support-types --output table
az springcommand isn't recognized by the system, check that you have installed the required extension by running
az extension add --name spring.
Create a service connection
You can create a connection from Azure Spring Apps using an access key or a managed identity.
az spring connection createcommand to create a service connection between Azure Spring Apps and an Azure Blob Storage with an access key.
az spring connection create storage-blob --secret
Provide the following information at the CLI or Cloud Shell's request:
The resource group which contains the spring-cloud
The name of the resource group that contains app hosted by Azure Spring Apps.
Name of the spring-cloud service
The name of the Azure Spring Apps resource.
Name of the spring-cloud app
The name of the application hosted by Azure Spring Apps that connects to the target service.
The resource group which contains the storage account
The name of the resource group with the storage account.
Name of the storage account
The name of the storage account you want to connect to. In this guide, we're using a Blob Storage.
If you don't have a Blob Storage, you can run
az spring connection create storage-blob --new --secret to provision a new Blob Storage and directly connect it to your application hosted by Azure Spring Apps using a connection string.
az spring connection list command to list all of your Azure Spring Apps' provisioned connections.
Replace the placeholders
<app-name> from the command below with the name of your Azure Spring Apps resource group, the name of your Azure Spring Apps resource, and the name of your application. You can also remove the
--output table option to view more information about your connections.
az spring connection list --resource-group <azure-spring-apps-resource-group> --service <azure-spring-apps-name> --app <app-name>--output table
The output also displays the provisioning state of your connections: failed or succeeded.
Check the guides below for more information about Service Connector and Azure Spring Apps: