How to: Provision an Azure Fluid Relay service


This preview version is provided without a service-level agreement, and it's not recommended for production workloads. Certain features might not be supported or might have constrained capabilities.

Before you can connect your app to an Azure Fluid Relay server, you must provision an Azure Fluid Relay server resource on your Azure account. This article walks through the steps to get your Azure Fluid Relay service provisioned and ready to use.


To create an Azure Fluid Relay service, you must have an Azure account. If you don't have an account, you can try Azure for free.

Create a resource group

A resource group is a logical collection of Azure resources. All resources are deployed and managed in a resource group. To create a resource group:

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

  2. In the left navigation, select Resource groups. Then select Add.

    A screenshot of the Resource Groups page on the Azure portal.

  3. For Subscription, select the name of the Azure subscription in which you want to create the resource group.

    A screenshot of the Create Resource Group page on the Azure portal.

  4. Type a unique name for the resource group. The system immediately checks to see if the name is available in the currently selected Azure subscription.

  5. Select a region for the resource group.

  6. Select Review + Create.

  7. On the Review + Create page, select Create.

Create a Fluid Relay resource

Each Azure Fluid Relay server resource provides a tenant for you to use in your Fluid application. Within that tenant, you can create many containers/sessions. To create a Fluid Relay in your resource group using the portal:

  1. In the Azure portal, and select Create a resource at the top left of the screen.

  2. Search for 'Fluid'

    A screenshot of the Create Resource page with search results for the term 'Fluid'.

  3. Select Fluid Relay, and select Create.

    A screenshot of the Azure Fluid Relay marketplace details page.

  4. On the Create page, take the following steps:

    A screenshot of how to configure a new Azure Fluid Relay server.

    1. Select the subscription in which you want to create the namespace.
    2. Select the resource group you created in the previous step.
    3. Enter a name for the Fluid Relay resource.
    4. Select a location for the namespace.


    During the public preview, the only West US 2, West Europe, and SoutheastAsia regions are supported

  5. Click the Review + Create button at the bottom of the page.

  6. On the Review + Create page, review the settings, and select Create. Wait for the deployment to complete.

    A screenshot of the new service page after validation has completed successfully.

  7. On the Deployment page, select Go to resource to navigate to the page for your namespace.

    A screenshot of the Azure portal indicating that deployment is complete.

  8. Confirm that you see the Fluid Relay page similar to this example.

    A screenshot of an example details page for a deployed Fluid Relay resource.

Next steps

You just created a resource group and a provisioned an Azure Fluid Relay resource in that group. Next, you can connect to your Azure Fluid Relay service in your app.