Remove-​Azure​Account

Deletes an Azure account from Windows PowerShell.

Syntax

Remove-AzureAccount
      [-Force]
      -Name <String>
      [-PassThru]
      [-Profile <AzureSMProfile>]
      [-Confirm]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Remove-AzureAccount cmdlet deletes an Azure account and its subscriptions from the subscription data file in your roaming user profile. It does not delete the account from Microsoft Azure, or change the actual account in any way.

Using this cmdlet is a lot like logging out of your Azure account. And, if you want to log into the account again, use the Add-AzureAccount or Import-AzurePublishSettingsFile to add the account to Windows PowerShell again.

You can also use Remove-AzureAccount cmdlet to change the way the Azure PowerShell cmdlets sign into your Azure account. If your account has both a management certificate from Import-AzurePublishSettingsFile and an access token from Add-AzureAccount, the Azure PowerShell cmdlets use only the access token; they ignore the management certificate. To use the management certificate, run Remove-AzureAccount. When Remove-AzureAccount finds both a management certificate and an access token, it deletes only the access token, instead of deleting the account. The management certificate is still there, so account is still available to Windows PowerShell.

This topic describes the cmdlet in the 0.8.10 version of the Microsoft Azure PowerShell module. To get the version of the module you're using, in the Azure PowerShell console, type (Get-Module -Name Azure).Version.

Examples

Example 1: Remove an account

PS C:\> Remove-AzureAccount -Name admin@contoso.com

This command removes the admin@contoso.com from your subscription data file. When the command completes, the account is no longer available to Windows PowerShell.

Required Parameters

-Name

Specifies the name of the account to remove. The parameter value is case-sensitive. Wildcard characters are not supported.

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

Optional Parameters

-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
-Force

Suppresses the confirmation prompt. By default, Remove-AzureAccount prompts you before removing the account from Windows PowerShell.

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

Returns $True if the command succeeds and $False if it fails. By default, this cmdlet does not return any output.

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

Specifies the Azure profile from which this cmdlet reads. If you do not specify a profile, this cmdlet reads from the local default profile.

Type:AzureSMProfile
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

None

You can pipe input to this cmdlet by property name, but not by value.

Outputs

None or System.Boolean

If you use the PassThru parameter, this cmdlet returns a Boolean value. Otherwise, it does not return any output.