New-AzAutomationCertificate

Creates an Automation certificate.

Syntax

New-AzAutomationCertificate
   [-Name] <String>
   [-Description <String>]
   [-Password <SecureString>]
   [-Path] <String>
   [-Exportable]
   [-ResourceGroupName] <String>
   [-AutomationAccountName] <String>
   [-DefaultProfile <IAzureContextContainer>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The New-AzAutomationCertificate cmdlet creates a certificate in Azure Automation. Provide the path to a certificate file to upload.

Examples

Example 1: Create a new certificate

PS C:\>$Password = ConvertTo-SecureString -String "Password" -AsPlainText -Force
PS C:\> New-AzAutomationCertificate -AutomationAccountName "Contoso17" -Name "ContosoCertificate" -Path "./cert.pfx" -Password $Password -ResourceGroupName "ResourceGroup01"

The first command converts a plain text password to be a secure string by using the ConvertTo-SecureString cmdlet. The command stores that object in the $Password variable. The second command creates a certificate named ContosoCertificate. The command uses the password stored in $Password. The command specifies the account name and the path of the file that it uploads.

Parameters

-AutomationAccountName

Specifies the name of the Automation account for which this cmdlet stores the certificate.

Type:String
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DefaultProfile

The credentials, account, tenant, and subscription used for communication with azure

Type:Microsoft.Azure.Commands.Common.Authentication.Abstractions.Core.IAzureContextContainer
Aliases:AzContext, AzureRmContext, AzureCredential
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Description

Specifies a description for the certificate.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Exportable

Specifies whether the certificate can be exported.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Name

Specifies the name for the certificate.

Type:String
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Password

Specifies the password for the certificate file.

Type:SecureString
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Path

Specifies the path to a script file that this cmdlet uploads. The file can be a .cer or a .pfx file.

Type:String
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ResourceGroupName

Specifies the name of the resource group for which this cmdlet creates a certificate.

Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

String

SecureString

SwitchParameter

Outputs

CertificateInfo

Notes

This command should be run on a machine that you are an administrator of, as well as in an elevated PowerShell session; before the certificate is uploaded, this cmdlet uses the local X.509 store to retrieve the thumbprint and key, and if this cmdlet is run outside of an elevated PowerShell session, you will receive an "Access denied" error.