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Microsoft Azure Certificates

To connect to Microsoft Azure, you need your Azure subscription ID and a valid management certificate.

To create a self-signed management certificate on your machine, use the makecert.exe tool. This is a tool provided by Microsoft, but packaged with Eggplant Performance Studio, for creating certificates.

  1. Open a command prompt with administrator privileges, and use the following command, replacing <AzureCertificate> with the certificate name you would like to use.

    C:\Program Files (x86)\eggPlant Performance\bin\makecert -sky exchange -r -n "CN=AzureCertificate" -pe -a sha1 -len 2048 -ss My "AzureCertificate.cer"

    The command creates the .cer file and installs it in the Personal certificate store.

  2. Upload the .cer file to Azure. On the Settings tab of the Azure management portal, use the Upload action.

When entering Stored Credentials for your Azure account, you will need to enter the path to this certificate. For the example above, the path would be: CURRENT_USER\my\AzureCertificate.