Import-AzContext

Loads Azure authentication information from a file.

Syntax

Import-AzContext
      [-Path] <String>
      [-Scope <ContextModificationScope>]
      [-DefaultProfile <IAzureContextContainer>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Import-AzContext
      [-AzureContext] <AzureRmProfile>
      [-Scope <ContextModificationScope>]
      [-DefaultProfile <IAzureContextContainer>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Import-AzContext cmdlet loads authentication information from a file to set the Azure environment and context. Cmdlets that you run in the current session use this information to authenticate requests to Azure Resource Manager.

Examples

Example 1: Importing a context from a AzureRmProfile

PS C:\> Import-AzContext -AzContext (Connect-AzAccount)

Account                SubscriptionName TenantId                Environment
-------                ---------------- --------                -----------
azureuser@contoso.com  Subscription1    xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx     AzureCloud

This example imports a context from a PSAzureProfile that is passed through to the cmdlet.

Example 2: Importing a context from a JSON file

PS C:\> Import-AzContext -Path C:\test.json

Account                SubscriptionName TenantId                Environment
-------                ---------------- --------                -----------
azureuser@contoso.com  Subscription1    xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx     AzureCloud

This example selects a context from a JSON file that is passed through to the cmdlet. This JSON file can be created from Save-AzContext.

Parameters

-AzureContext

{{Fill AzureContext Description}}

Type:Microsoft.Azure.Commands.Common.Authentication.Models.AzureRmProfile
Aliases:Profile
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DefaultProfile

The credentials, 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
-Path

Specifies the path to context information saved by using Save-AzContext.

Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Scope

Determines the scope of context changes, for example, whether changes apply only to the current process, or to all sessions started by this user.

Type:ContextModificationScope
Accepted values:Process, CurrentUser
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

Microsoft.Azure.Commands.Common.Authentication.Models.AzureRmProfile

String

Outputs

Microsoft.Azure.Commands.Profile.Models.Core.PSAzureProfile