Install Azure CLI with zypper

For Linux distributions with zypper, such as openSUSE or SLES, there's a package available for the Azure CLI. This package has been tested with openSUSE 42.2 and SLES 12 SP 2.


To install the CLI, you need the following software:


  1. Install curl:

    sudo zypper install -y curl
  2. Import the Microsoft repository key:

    sudo rpm --import
  3. Create local azure-cli repository information:

    sudo zypper addrepo --name 'Azure CLI' --check azure-cli
  4. Update the zypper package index and install:

    sudo zypper install --from azure-cli -y azure-cli

You can then run the Azure CLI with the az command. To sign in, use az login command.

  1. Run the login command.

    az login

    If the CLI can open your default browser, it will do so and load a sign-in page.

    Otherwise, you need to open a browser page and follow the instructions on the command line to enter an authorization code after navigating to in your browser.

  2. Sign in with your account credentials in the browser.

To learn more about different authentication methods, see Sign in with Azure CLI.


You can update the package with the zypper update command.

sudo zypper refresh
sudo zypper update azure-cli


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.

  1. Remove the package from your system.

    sudo zypper remove -y azure-cli
  2. If you don't plan to reinstall the CLI, remove the repository information.

    sudo zypper removerepo azure-cli
  3. If you removed the repository information, also remove the Microsoft GPG signature key.

    MSFT_KEY=`rpm -qa gpg-pubkey /* --qf "%{version}-%{release} %{summary}\n" | grep Microsoft | awk '{print $1}'`
    sudo rpm -e --allmatches gpg-pubkey-$MSFT_KEY

    Next Steps

Now that you've installed the Azure CLI, take a short tour of its features and common commands.