Link a Microsoft Azure accountEstimated reading time: 1 minute
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
For instructions on how to link your Microsoft Azure account to Docker Cloud, see the Azure instructions that enable swarm mode.
Note: The procedure for linking these accounts is the same, regardless of whether you are using Docker Cloud in Swarm Mode or not. If you are using standard mode, come back to these topics after you have linked your Microsoft Azure account.
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