Sample - Allow multiple name patterns

Allow one of many name patterns to be used for resources. Specify the allowed name patterns in the policy rule.

If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.

Sample template

{
    "properties": {
        "displayName": "Match multiple name patterns.",
        "description": "Allows one of multiple naming patterns for resources.",
        "mode": "Indexed",
        "policyRule": {
            "if": {
                "allOf": [
                    {
                        "not": {
                            "field": "name",
                            "match": "contoso??????"
                        }
                    },
                    {
                        "not": {
                            "field": "name",
                            "match": "contoso-???-##"
                        }
                    }
                ]
            },
            "then": {
                "effect": "deny"
            }
        }
    }
}

You can deploy this template using the Azure portal, with PowerShell or with the Azure CLI.

Deploy with the portal

Deploy the Policy sample to Azure

Deploy with PowerShell

This sample requires Azure PowerShell. Run Get-Module -ListAvailable Az to find the version. If you need to install or upgrade, see Install Azure PowerShell module.

Run Connect-AzAccount to create a connection with Azure.

$definition = New-AzPolicyDefinition -Name "allow-multiple-name-patterns" -DisplayName "Allow one of many name patterns to be used for resources." -description "Allow one of many name patterns to be used for resources." -Policy 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-policy/master/samples/TextPatterns/allow-multiple-name-patterns/azurepolicy.rules.json' -Parameter 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-policy/master/samples/TextPatterns/allow-multiple-name-patterns/azurepolicy.parameters.json' -Mode All
$definition
$assignment = New-AzPolicyAssignment -Name <assignmentname> -Scope <scope> -PolicyDefinition $definition
$assignment

Clean up PowerShell deployment

Run the following command to remove the resource group, VM, and all related resources.

Remove-AzResourceGroup -Name myResourceGroup

Deploy with Azure CLI

To run this sample, make sure you have installed the latest version of the Azure CLI. To start, run az login to create a connection with Azure.

This sample works in a Bash shell. For options on running Azure CLI scripts on Windows client, see Install the Azure CLI on Windows.

az policy definition create --name 'allow-multiple-name-patterns' --display-name 'Allow one of many name patterns to be used for resources.' --description 'Allow one of many name patterns to be used for resources.' --rules 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-policy/master/samples/TextPatterns/allow-multiple-name-patterns/azurepolicy.rules.json' --params 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-policy/master/samples/TextPatterns/allow-multiple-name-patterns/azurepolicy.parameters.json' --mode All

az policy assignment create --name <assignmentname> --scope <scope> --policy "allow-multiple-name-patterns" 

Clean up Azure CLI deployment

Run the following command to remove the resource group, VM, and all related resources.

az group delete --name myResourceGroup --yes

Next steps