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.

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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 the Connect-AzAccount cmdlet to connect to 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, install the latest version of the Azure CLI. To start, run az login to create a connection with Azure.

Samples for the Azure CLI are written for the bash shell. To run this sample in Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt, you may need to change elements of the script.

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