Link a Microsoft Azure accountEstimated reading time: 1 minute
This topic has been superseded by the Azure instructions that enable swarm mode.
You can link your Microsoft Azure account to your Docker Cloud account to deploy nodes and node clusters using Docker Cloud’s Dashboard, API, or CLI. You must link your Azure account so that Docker Cloud can interact with Azure on your behalf to create and manage your nodes (virtual machines).
How to create the link
Navigate to Account info > Cloud Providers. You’ll see a list of all the providers that you can link to Docker Cloud. Click Add credentials next to Microsoft Azure:
You’ll see the following screen:
First, click Download management certificate to download the public certificate generated for your Docker Cloud account.
Then, in another tab go to the Azure Portal at https://manage.windowsazure.com/.
Note: At this time, you must use the old Azure portal to upload management certificates.
Scroll to the bottom of the left navigation bar and click Settings. In the page that loads, click the Management certificates tab, then click Upload near the bottom of the screen:
Still in Azure, in the Upload a management certificate dialog, select the certificate you downloaded from Docker Cloud in the File field, and choose the subscription you want to use with Docker Cloud:
Once uploaded, copy the subscription ID (which looks like
Go back to Docker Cloud and enter the subscription ID in the Azure credentials dialog, and click Save credentials.
You’re ready to start using Microsoft Azure as the infrastructure provider for Docker Cloud! If you came here from the tutorial, click here to continue the tutorial and deploy your first node.Microsoft, Azure, account