Install Azure PowerShell

This article explains how to install the Azure PowerShell modules using PowerShellGet. These instructions work on Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms.

Azure PowerShell is also available in Azure Cloud Shell and is now preinstalled in Docker images.


Azure PowerShell works with PowerShell 5.1 or higher on Windows, or PowerShell Core 6.x and later on all platforms. You should install the latest version of PowerShell Core available for your operating system. Azure PowerShell has no additional requirements when run on PowerShell Core.

To check your PowerShell version, run the command:


To use Azure PowerShell in PowerShell 5.1 on Windows:

  1. Update to Windows PowerShell 5.1 if needed. If you're on Windows 10, you already have PowerShell 5.1 installed.
  2. Install .NET Framework 4.7.2 or later.
  3. Make sure you have the latest version of PowerShellGet. Run Update-Module PowerShellGet -Force.

Install the Azure PowerShell module

Using the PowerShellGet cmdlets is the preferred installation method. This method works the same on Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms. Run the following command from a PowerShell session:

Install-Module -Name Az -AllowClobber

By default, the PowerShell gallery isn't configured as a trusted repository for PowerShellGet. The first time you use the PSGallery you see the following prompt:

Untrusted repository

You are installing the modules from an untrusted repository. If you trust this repository, change
its InstallationPolicy value by running the `Set-PSRepository` cmdlet.

Are you sure you want to install the modules from 'PSGallery'?
[Y] Yes  [A] Yes to All  [N] No  [L] No to All  [S] Suspend  [?] Help (default is "N"):

Answer Yes or Yes to All to continue with the installation.

The Az module is a rollup module for the Azure PowerShell cmdlets. Installing it downloads all of the available Azure Resource Manager modules, and makes their cmdlets available for use.


We do not support having both the AzureRM and Az modules installed for PowerShell 5.1 for Windows at the same time. If you need to keep AzureRM available on your system, install the Az module for PowerShell Core 6.x or later.

First, install PowerShell Core 6.x or later

Then, from a PowerShell Core session, install the Az module for the current user only. This is the recommended installation scope.

Install-Module -Name Az -AllowClobber -Scope CurrentUser

Installing the module for all users on a system requires elevated privileges. Start the PowerShell session using Run as administrator in Windows or use the sudo command on macOS or Linux:

Install-Module -Name Az -AllowClobber -Scope AllUsers

Install offline

In some environments it's not possible to connect to the PowerShell Gallery. In those situations, you can still install offline using one of these methods:

  • Download the modules to another location in your network and use that as an installation source. This allows you to cache PowerShell modules on a single server or file share to be deployed with PowerShellGet to any disconnected systems. Learn how to set up a local repository and install on disconnected systems with Working with local PowerShellGet repositories.

  • Download the Azure PowerShell MSI to a machine connected to the network, and then copy the installer to systems without access to PowerShell Gallery. Keep in mind that the MSI installer only works for PowerShell 5.1 on Windows.

  • Save the module with Save-Module to a file share, or save it to another source and manually copy it to other machines:

    Save-Module -Name Az -Path '\\server\share\PowerShell\modules' -Force


Here are some common problems seen when installing the Azure PowerShell module. If you experience a problem not listed here, please file an issue on GitHub.

Proxy blocks connection

If you get errors from Install-Module that indicate the PowerShell Gallery is unreachable, you may be behind a proxy. Different operating systems and network environment have different requirements for configuring a system-wide proxy. Contact your system administrator for your proxy settings and how to configure them for your environment.

PowerShell itself may not be configured to use this proxy automatically. With PowerShell 5.1 and later, configure the PowerShell session to use a proxy using the following commands:

$webClient = New-Object System.Net.WebClient
$webClient.Proxy.Credentials = [System.Net.CredentialCache]::DefaultNetworkCredentials

If your operating system credentials are configured correctly, this configuration routes PowerShell requests through the proxy. To have this setting persist between sessions, add the commands to your PowerShell profile.

To install the package, your proxy needs to allow HTTPS connections to the following address:


Sign in

To start working with Azure PowerShell, sign in with your Azure credentials.

# Connect to Azure with a browser sign in token


If you've disabled module autoloading, manually import the module with Import-Module Az. Because of the way the module is structured, this can take a few seconds.

You'll need to repeat these steps for every new PowerShell session you start. To learn how to persist your Azure sign-in across PowerShell sessions, see Persist user credentials across PowerShell sessions.

Update the Azure PowerShell module

To update any PowerShell module, you should use the same method used to install the module. For example, if you originally used Install-Module, then you should use Update-Module to get the latest version. If you originally used the MSI package then you should download and install the new MSI package.

The PowerShellGet cmdlets cannot update modules that were installed from an MSI package. MSI packages do not update modules that were installed using PowerShellGet. If you have any issues updating using PowershellGet then you should reinstall, rather than update. Reinstalling is done the same way as installing, but you need to add the -Force parameter:

Install-Module -Name Az -AllowClobber -Force

Unlike MSI-based installations, installing or updating using PowerShellGet does not remove older versions that may exist on your system. To remove old versions of Azure PowerShell from your system, see Uninstall the Azure PowerShell module. For more information about MSI-based installations, see Install Azure PowerShell with an MSI.

Use multiple versions of Azure PowerShell

It's possible to install more than one version of Azure PowerShell. To check if you have multiple versions of Azure PowerShell installed, use the following command:

Get-InstalledModule -Name Az -AllVersions | select Name,Version

To remove a version of Azure PowerShell, see Uninstall the Azure PowerShell module.

If you have more than one version of the module installed, module autoload and Import-Module load the latest version by default.

You can install or load a specific version of the Az module by using the -RequiredVersion parameter:

# Install Az version 3.6.1
Install-Module -Name Az -RequiredVersion 3.6.1
# Load Az version 3.6.1
Import-Module -Name Az -RequiredVersion 3.6.1

Provide feedback

If you find a bug in Azure PowerShell, file an issue on GitHub. To provide feedback from the command line, use the Send-Feedback cmdlet.

Next Steps

To learn more about the Azure PowerShell modules and their features, see Get Started with Azure PowerShell. If you're familiar with Azure PowerShell and need to migrate from AzureRM, see Migrate from AzureRM to Az.