Install the Azure Az PowerShell module
This article explains how to install the Azure Az PowerShell module using PowerShellGet. These instructions work on Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms.
The Azure Az PowerShell module is a rollup module. Installing it downloads the generally available Az PowerShell modules, and makes their cmdlets available for use.
PowerShell 7.x and later is the recommended version of PowerShell for use with the Azure Az PowerShell module on all platforms.
The Azure Az PowerShell module works with PowerShell 7.x and later on all platforms. Azure PowerShell has no additional requirements when run on PowerShell 7.x and later.
- Install the latest version of PowerShell available for your operating system.
To check your PowerShell version, run the following command from within a PowerShell session:
PowerShell script execution policy must be set to remote signed or less restrictive.
can be used to determine the current execution policy. For more information, see about_Execution_Policies.
Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Scope CurrentUser
Using the Install-Module cmdlet is the preferred installation method for the Az PowerShell module. Install the Az module for the current user only. This is the recommended installation scope. This method works the same on Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms. Run the following command from a PowerShell session:
Install-Module -Name Az -Scope CurrentUser -Repository PSGallery -Force
Other Installation Options
While PowerShell 7.x is the recommended version of PowerShell, and
Install-Module is the
recommended installation option, there are additional installation options if needed.
Installation on Windows PowerShell
The Azure Az PowerShell module is also supported for use with PowerShell 5.1 on Windows. To use the Azure Az PowerShell module in PowerShell 5.1 on Windows:
- Update to Windows PowerShell 5.1. If you're on Windows 10 version 1607 or higher, you already have PowerShell 5.1 installed.
- Install .NET Framework 4.7.2 or later.
- Make sure you have the latest version of PowerShellGet. Run
Install-Module -Name PowerShellGet -Force.
In some environments, it's not possible to connect to the PowerShell Gallery. In those situations, you can install the Az PowerShell module offline using one of these methods:
- Download the Azure PowerShell MSI. Keep in mind that the MSI installer only works for PowerShell 5.1 on Windows.
- Download the modules to another location in your network and use that as an installation source. This method allows you to cache PowerShell modules on a single server or file share to be deployed with PowerShellGet to any disconnected systems. Learn how to set up a local repository and install on disconnected systems with Working with local PowerShellGet repositories.
- Save the module with Save-Module to a file share, or save it to another source and manually copy it to other machines.
To start working with Azure PowerShell, sign in with your Azure credentials.
After executing this command, a new browser window pops up and you can log into your Azure account.
Update the Azure PowerShell module
To update any PowerShell module, you should use the same method used to install the module. For
example, if you originally used
Install-Module, then you should use
Update-Module to get the latest version. If you
originally used the MSI package, then you should download and install the new MSI package.
The PowerShellGet cmdlets cannot update modules that were installed from an MSI package. MSI
packages do not update modules that were installed using PowerShellGet. If you have any issues
updating using PowershellGet, then you should reinstall, rather than update. Reinstalling is
done the same way as installing. Ensure you use the
Force parameter with
Unlike MSI-based installations, installing or updating using PowerShellGet does not remove older versions that may exist on your system. To remove old versions of the Az PowerShell module from your system, see Uninstall the Azure PowerShell module. For more information about MSI-based installations, see Install Azure PowerShell with an MSI.
Here are some common problems seen when installing the Azure Az PowerShell module. If you experience a problem not listed here, file an issue on GitHub.
Az and AzureRM coexistence
We do not support having both the AzureRM and Az modules installed for PowerShell 5.1 on Windows at the same time.
In a scenario where you want to install both AzureRM and the Az PowerShell module on the same system, AzureRM must be installed only in the user scope for Windows PowerShell. Install the Az PowerShell module for PowerShell 7.x on the same system.
Because Az PowerShell modules now have all the capabilities of AzureRM PowerShell modules and more, we'll retire AzureRM PowerShell modules on 29 February 2024.
To avoid service interruptions, update your scripts that use AzureRM PowerShell modules to use Az PowerShell modules by 29 February 2024. To automatically update your scripts, follow the quickstart guide.
Proxy blocks connection
If you get errors from
Install-Module that the PowerShell Gallery is unreachable, you may be
behind a proxy. Different operating systems and network environment have different requirements for
configuring a system-wide proxy. Contact your system administrator for your proxy settings and how
to configure them for your environment.
PowerShell itself may not be configured to use this proxy automatically. With PowerShell 5.1 and later, configure the PowerShell session to use a proxy using the following commands:
$webClient = New-Object -TypeName System.Net.WebClient $webClient.Proxy.Credentials = [System.Net.CredentialCache]::DefaultNetworkCredentials
If your operating system credentials are configured correctly, this configuration routes PowerShell requests through the proxy. To have this setting persist between sessions, add the commands to your PowerShell profile.
To install the package, your proxy needs to allow HTTPS connections to
To learn more about the Azure Az PowerShell modules and their features, see Get Started with Azure PowerShell. If you're familiar with Azure PowerShell and need to migrate from AzureRM, see Migrate from AzureRM to Az.