Connect to Azure Germany by using Visual Studio

Important

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Developers use Visual Studio to easily manage their Azure subscriptions while building solutions. Currently, in the Visual Studio user interface, you can't configure a connection to Azure Germany.

Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio 2019

Visual Studio requires a configuration file to connect to Azure Germany. With this file in place, Visual Studio connects to Azure Germany instead of global Azure.

Create a configuration file for Azure Germany

Create a file named AadProvider.Configuration.json with the following content:

{
  "AuthenticationQueryParameters":null,
  "AsmEndPoint":"https://management.microsoftazure.de/",
  "Authority":"https://login.microsoftonline.de/",
  "AzureResourceManagementEndpoint":"https://management.microsoftazure.de/",
  "AzureResourceManagementAudienceEndpoints":["https://management.core.cloudapi.de/"],
  "ClientIdentifier":"872cd9fa-d31f-45e0-9eab-6e460a02d1f1",
  "EnvironmentName":"BlackForest",
  "GraphEndpoint":"https://graph.cloudapi.de",
  "MsaHomeTenantId":"f577cd82-810c-43f9-a1f6-0cc532871050",
  "NativeClientRedirect":"urn:ietf:wg:oauth:2.0:oob",
  "PortalEndpoint":"https://portal.core.cloudapi.de/",
  "ResourceEndpoint":"https://management.microsoftazure.de/",
  "ValidateAuthority":true,
  "VisualStudioOnlineEndpoint":"https://app.vssps.visualstudio.com/",
  "VisualStudioOnlineAudience":"499b84ac-1321-427f-aa17-267ca6975798"
}

Update Visual Studio for Azure Germany

  1. Close Visual Studio.
  2. Place AadProvider.Configuration.json in %localappdata%\.IdentityService\AadConfigurations. Create this folder if it isn't present.
  3. Start Visual Studio and begin using your Azure Germany account.

Note

With the configuration file, only Azure Germany subscriptions are accessible. You still see subscriptions that you configured previously, but they don't work because Visual Studio is now connected to Azure Germany instead of global Azure. To connect to global Azure, remove the file.

Revert a Visual Studio connection to Azure Germany

To enable Visual Studio to connect to global Azure, you need to remove the configuration file that enables the connection to Azure Germany.

  1. Close Visual Studio.
  2. Delete or rename the %localappdata%.IdentityService\AadConfigurations folder.
  3. Restart Visual Studio and begin using your global Azure account.

Note

After you revert this configuration, your Azure Germany subscriptions are no longer accessible.

Visual Studio 2015

Visual Studio 2015 requires a registry change to connect to Azure Germany. After you set this registry key, Visual Studio connects to Azure Germany instead of global Azure.

Update Visual Studio 2015 for Azure Germany

To enable Visual Studio to connect to Azure Germany, you need to update the registry.

  1. Close Visual Studio.
  2. Create a text file named VisualStudioForAzureGermany.reg.
  3. Copy and paste the following text into VisualStudioForAzureGermany.reg:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VSCommon\ConnectedUser]
"AadInstance"="https://login.microsoftonline.de/"
"adaluri"="https://management.microsoftazure.de"
"AzureRMEndpoint"="https://management.microsoftazure.de"
"AzureRMAudienceEndpoint"="https://management.core.cloudapi.de"
"EnableAzureRMIdentity"="true"
"GraphUrl"="graph.cloudapi.de"
"AadApplicationTenant"="f577cd82-810c-43f9-a1f6-0cc532871050"
  1. Save and then run the file by double-clicking it. You're prompted to merge the file into your registry.
  2. Start Visual Studio and begin using Cloud Explorer with your Azure Germany account.

Note

After this registry key is set, only Azure Germany subscriptions are accessible. You still see subscriptions that you configured previously, but they don't work because Visual Studio is now connected to Azure Germany instead of global Azure. To connect to global Azure, revert the changes.

Revert a Visual Studio 2015 connection to Azure Germany

To enable Visual Studio to connect to global Azure, you need to remove the registry settings that enable the connection to Azure Germany.

  1. Close Visual Studio.
  2. Create a text file named VisualStudioForAzureGermany_Remove.reg.
  3. Copy and paste the following text into VisualStudioForAzureGermany_Remove.reg:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VSCommon\ConnectedUser]
"AadInstance"=-
"adaluri"=-
"AzureRMEndpoint"=-
"AzureRMAudienceEndpoint"=-
"EnableAzureRMIdentity"=-
"GraphUrl"=-
  1. Save and then run the file by double-clicking it. You're prompted to merge the file into your registry.
  2. Start Visual Studio.

Note

After you revert this registry key, your Azure Germany subscriptions appear but are not accessible. You can safely remove them.

Next steps

For more information about connecting to Azure Germany, see the following resources: