Install Azure CLI on Linux manually
If there's no package for the Azure CLI for you your distribution, install the CLI manually by running a script.
The current version of the Azure CLI is 2.1.0. For information about the latest release, see the release notes. To find your installed version and see if you need to update, run
It's strongly recommend to install the CLI with a package manager. A package manager makes sure you always get the latest updates, and guarantees the stability of CLI components. Check and see if there is a package for your distribution before installing manually.
The CLI requires the following software:
The CLI has dropped support for Python 2.7 since version
2.1.0. New versions no longer
guarantee to run with Python 2.7 correctly.
Install or update
Both installing and updating the CLI requires re-running the install script. Install the CLI by running
curl -L https://aka.ms/InstallAzureCli | bash
The script can also be downloaded and run locally. You may have to restart your shell in order for changes to take effect.
You can then run the Azure CLI with the
az command. To sign in, use az login command.
If the CLI can open your default browser, it will do so and load an Azure sign-in page.
Otherwise, open a browser page at https://aka.ms/devicelogin and enter the authorization code displayed in your terminal.
Sign in with your account credentials in the browser.
To learn more about different authentication methods, see Sign in with Azure CLI.
Here are some common problems seen during a manual installation. If you experience a problem not covered here, file an issue on GitHub.
curl "Object Moved" error
If you get an error from
curl related to the
-L parameter, or an error message including the text "Object Moved", try using
the full URL instead of the
curl https://azurecliprod.blob.core.windows.net/install | bash
az command not found
If you can't run the command after installation and using
zsh, clear your shell's command hash cache. Run
and check if the problem is resolved.
The issue can also occur if you didn't restart your shell after installation. Make sure that the location of the
az command is in your
$PATH. The location
az command is
Proxy blocks connection
If you're unable to connect to an external resource due to a proxy, make sure that you've correctly set the
HTTPS_PROXY variables in your shell. You will need to contact your system administrator
to know what host(s) and port(s) to use for these proxies.
These values are respected by many Linux programs, including those which are used in the install process. To set these values:
# No auth export HTTP_PROXY=http://[proxy]:[port] export HTTPS_PROXY=https://[proxy]:[port] # Basic auth export HTTP_PROXY=http://[username]:[password]@[proxy]:[port] export HTTPS_PROXY=https://[username]:[password]@[proxy]:[port]
If you are behind a proxy, these shell variables must be set to connect to Azure services with the CLI.
If you are not using basic auth, it's recommended to export these variables in your
Always follow your business' security policies and the requirements of your system administrator.
In order to get the installation scripts, your proxy needs to allow HTTPS connections to the following addresses:
- Endpoints used by your distribution's package manager (if any) for core packages
CLI fails to install or run on Windows Subsystem for Linux
Since Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a system call translation layer on top of the Windows platform, you might experience an error when trying to install or run the Azure CLI. The CLI relies on some features that may have a bug in WSL. If you experience an error no matter how you install the CLI, there's a good chance it's an issue with WSL and not with the CLI install process.
To troubleshoot your WSL installation and possibly resolve issues:
- If you can, run an identical install process on a Linux machine or VM to see if it succeeds. If it does, your issue is almost certainly related to WSL. To start a Linux VM in Azure, see the create a Linux VM in the Azure Portal documentation.
- Make sure that you're running the latest version of WSL. To get the latest version, update your Windows 10 installation.
- Check for any open issues with WSL which might address your problem. Often there will be suggestions on how to work around the problem, or information about a release where the issue will be fixed.
- If there are no existing issues for your problem, file a new issue with WSL and make sure that you include as much information as possible.
If you continue to have issues installing or running on WSL, consider installing the CLI for Windows.
If you decide to uninstall the Azure CLI, we're sorry to see you go. Before you uninstall, use the
az feedback command to let us know
what could be improved or fixed. Our goal is to make the Azure CLI bug-free and user-friendly. If you found a bug, we'd appreciate it if you file a GitHub issue.
Uninstall the CLI by directly deleting the files from the location chosen at the time of installation. The default install location is
Remove the installed CLI files.
rm -r <install location>/lib/azure-cli rm <install location>/bin/az
$HOME/.bash_profilefile to remove the following line:
zsh, reload your shell's command cache.
Now that you've installed the Azure CLI, take a short tour of its features and common commands.