Summary: Learn how to use the Microsoft Azure cmdlets to connect to an Azure subscription.
I downloaded the Azure PowerShell cmdlets, and I when I run them, they produce an
error. How do I authenticate to Microsoft Azure from the cmdlets?
Use a combination of two cmdlets (Get-AzurePublishSettingsFile and Import-AzurePublishSettingsFile)
your first time:
This prompts for authentication to Azure and prompts you to save a file on your local drive.
The file extension is .publishsettings.
Now you can access your default Azure subscription from Windows PowerShell.
Note Please store this file in a secure location because it provides authentication to Azure.