This applies to:
- 'Run an Azure PowerShell Script' steps
- Scripts packaged or configured with Deploying a package to an Azure Cloud Service or Azure Web App steps
Choosing the right Azure Account type
Azure supports two authentication methods, each of which provides access to a different set of Azure APIs:
- To use the Azure Service Management (ASM) API, use an Azure Management Certificate Account.
- To use the Azure Resource Management (ARM) API, use an Azure Service Principal Account. (The ARM PowerShell cmdlets are prefixed with
Learn more about configuring the right Azure Account.
Run an Azure PowerShell Script Step
Octopus Deploy provides a Run an Azure PowerShell Script step type, for executing PowerShell in the context of an Azure Subscription. For information about adding a step to the deployment process, see the add step section.
Bring your own Azure PowerShell cmdlets
Octopus Deploy ships with a version of the Azure PowerShell cmdlets so you can deploy applications as soon as you install Octopus Deploy. Microsoft Azure is changing very quickly, introducing more application services and PowerShell cmdlets frequently. You can use the built-in cmdlets if they cover everything you need, or you can configure Octopus Deploy to use your own custom version of the Azure PowerShell cmdlets.
In This Section
The following topics are explained further in this section: