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How to View or Change Public Cloud Properties


Updated: June 1, 2015

The following section describes the Windows Azure subscription properties that can be changed in App Controller. To view or change the connection properties of a private or public cloud, see Managing Connection Settings.

After you connect to a Windows Azure subscription in App Controller, you can make changes to the following properties:

  • Name—a display name that you can create to identify this subscription. This name will be displayed on the Clouds page in the Clouds column of the list view.

  • Description—an optional description you can use to provide more information about the subscription.

  • Subscription ID—a Windows Azure subscription ID, obtained from the Windows Azure Management Portal. This value cannot be changed after it has been added.

  • Management certificate—an X.509 v3 certificate used to authenticate App Controller with Windows Azure to manage subscription resources.

  • Management certificate password—the password created for use with the Management certificate.


    For more information about how to create and export certificates for connections to Windows Azure subscriptions, see How to Connect to Public Clouds.

To change Windows Azure subscription properties

  1. On the Clouds page, select the Windows Azure subscription you want to change and then click Properties in the taskbar.


    You can also click Subscriptions under the Settings node of the navigation pane to change Windows Azure subscription properties. For more information about changing these settings from the Settings node, see Managing Windows Azure Subscription Settings.

  2. In the Name text box, enter a new display name for this subscription.

  3. In the Description text box, enter an optional description.

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

  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.

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