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Managing Windows Azure Subscription Settings

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - App Controller, System Center 2012 R2 App Controller, System Center 2012 SP1 - App Controller

In order to add a Windows Azure subscription, you first need to create and export a Personal Information Exchange certificate (.pfx). This certificate is used as a service certificate and is needed for creating a remote desktop connection. For more information about how to create and export certificates for connections to Windows Azure subscriptions, see How to Connect to Public Clouds.

When you remove a Windows Azure subscription, services and library resources associated with that public cloud will no longer be visible in the App Controller console; however they will not be removed from the associated Windows Azure subscription.

To add a Windows Azure subscription to App Controller

  1. In the Settings node, select Subscriptions and then click Add.

  2. In the Name field, enter a name for this subscription. This name is displayed in the Name column of the Subscriptions page.

  3. Add an optional description in the Description text box.

  4. In the Subscription ID field, enter the subscription ID for this connection. Windows Azure subscription IDs can be found in the Windows Azure Management Portal.

  5. To import the required management certificate, select the Personal Information Exchange (.pfx) file you previously exported and enter the password you created for that certificate.

  6. Click OK to add the subscription.

To change Windows Azure subscription properties

  1. Click Subscriptions under the Settings node of the navigation pane, select the Windows Azure subscription you want to change and then click Properties in the taskbar.

  2. In the Name text box, change the display name for this subscription.

  3. In the Description text box, enter or change the optional description.

  4. To change the management certificate, browse for and then select the Personal Information Exchange (.pfx) certificate to import it.

  5. In the Management certificate password text box, enter the password for the certificate you selected in the previous step.

  6. Click OK to save your changes.

To remove a Windows Azure subscription

  1. In the Settings node, click Subscriptions.

  2. In the list of Windows Azure subscriptions, select the subscription you want to remove and then click Remove.

  3. Click OK to remove the selected subscription.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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