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Sign up for Windows Azure


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To sign up for Microsoft Azure and obtain credentials.

Background Information

Before you create a RightScale account and start launching instances using the RightScale Dashboard, you must first have valid Windows Azure credentials. You can either sign-up for a new Windows Azure account or use existing Azure credentials. This tutorial assumes that you are creating a new Windows Azure account.


Create a Microsoft Account

Before you can sign-up for a Windows Azure cloud account, you must first log in to your Microsoft account. If you need to create a new Microsoft Live account, go to https://signup.live.com/signup.aspx?lic=1.

Create a Windows Azure Account

  1. Log in to your Microsoft account. https://login.live.com/
  2. Sign-up for a Windows Azure account. https://account.windowsazure.com/SignUp
  3. Create a subscription for the required services. Click the Sign up for a free trial option and provide the required personal and billing information.
  4. Click add subscription.
  5. At a minimum, please select the 'Pay-As-You-Go' option and purchase the subscription.
  6. Click the Portal link. After going through the Windows Azure Tour, click on Settings in the left navigational pane. Later, when you add the cloud to a RightScale account, you will need to select the specific Subscription ID that you want to associate with your RightScale account.
  7. In order for RightScale to control your Windows Azure subscription and assets, you must first create security credentials. Use the following link to download your subscription profile: https://manage.windowsazure.com/publishsettings.
    Note: You must be logged in to the Azure console in order to download the publish profile.
  8. Keep the file in a secure location as they serve as your credentials to administer on behalf of your subscriptions. You will need this file in order to add the cloud to a RightScale account.

Add your Windows Azure credentials to a RightScale account

Now that you've successfully created a Windows Azure account, you are now ready to add your cloud credentials to your RightScale account. 

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