Before you add your individual Azure account to VMware Cloud services, it's a good idea to collect the security credentials and account information you need first.

About this task

VMware Cloud services sets the scope of an individual Azure account on an application-by-application basis. So, your account must be set up with a Microsoft Active Directory application and have the required permissions set for it. For more information, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/resource-group-create-service-principal-portal.

Once you've ensured that your individual Azure account is correctly set up, here's what you do to collect the security credentials and other information you need to register it with VMware Cloud services.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Open the Azure Billing page (https://account.azure.com) on the Azure portal, and make a note of your Subscription ID.

    Subscription ID is a combination of 32 alphanumeric characters that looks like 5c0ta9a0c-8r51-4aa8-af76-xxxxxxxxxxx.

  2. Perform the following steps to find your Tenant ID.
    1. In the upper right of your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com), click the Help icon.
    2. Click Show diagnostics.

      This downloads the PortalDiagnostics JSON file.

    3. Open the JSON file and scan for the tenants block to find the 32-digit Tenant ID.
  3. Perform the following steps to find your Client Application ID.
    1. On the navigation bar of Azure account portal, select Azure Active Directory.
    2. Click App Registrations. You see a list of registered applications.
    3. Look for your application in the list. The Client Application ID is in the right hand column.
  4. Perform the following to generate a Client Application Secret Key.
    1. Click on the name of your application in the Display Name column.

      You see the details of your application.

    2. Click All settings.
    3. On the Settings page, select Keys under the API Access section.
    4. Enter a description and an expiration for your application.
    5. Click Save.

      You see the value of the Client Application Secret Key.