Azure NetApp Files for Azure Government

Microsoft Azure Government delivers a dedicated cloud enabling government agencies and their partners to transform mission-critical workloads to the cloud.

This article describes Azure NetApp Files feature availability in Azure Government. It also shows you how to access the Azure NetApp Files service within Azure Government.

Feature availability

For Azure Government regions supported by Azure NetApp Files, see the Products Available by Region page.

All Azure NetApp Files features available on Azure public cloud are also available on supported Azure Government regions except for the features listed in the following table:

Azure NetApp Files features Azure public cloud availability Azure Government availability
Azure NetApp Files cross-region replication Generally available (GA) Limited
Azure NetApp Files backup Public preview No

Portal access

Azure Government users can access Azure NetApp Files by pointing their browsers to portal.azure.us.  The portal site name is Microsoft Azure Government. See Connect to Azure Government using portal for details.

Screenshot of the Azure Government portal highlighting portal.azure.us as the URL

From the Microsoft Azure Government portal, you can access Azure NetApp Files the same way you would in the Azure portal. For example, you can enter Azure NetApp Files in the portal’s Search Resources box, and then select Azure NetApp Files from the list that appears.

You can follow Azure NetApp Files documentation for details about using the service.

Azure CLI access

You can connect to Azure Government by setting the cloud name to AzureUSGovernment and then proceeding to log in as you normally would with the az login command. After running the log-in command, a browser will launch where you enter the appropriate Azure Government credentials.


az cloud set --name AzureUSGovernment 

To confirm the cloud has been set to AzureUSGovernment, run:


az cloud list --output table 

This command will produce a table with Azure cloud locations. The isActive column entry for AzureUSGovernment should read true.

See Connect to Azure Government with Azure CLI for details.

REST API access

Endpoints for Azure Government are different from commercial Azure endpoints. For a list of different endpoints, see Azure Government’s Guidance for Developers.

PowerShell access

When connecting to Azure Government through PowerShell, you must specify an environmental parameter to ensure you connect to the correct endpoints. From there, you can proceed to use Azure NetApp Files as you normally would with PowerShell.

Connection type Command
Azure commands Connect-AzAccount -EnvironmentName AzureUSGovernment
Azure Active Directory commands Connect-AzureAD -AzureEnvironmentName AzureUSGovernment
Azure (Classic deployment model) commands Add-AzureAccount -Environment AzureUSGovernment
Azure Active Directory (Classic deployment model) commands Connect-MsolService -AzureEnvironment UsGovernment

See Connect to Azure Government with PowerShell for details.

Next steps