Clear Azure Subscription Details from PowerShell


When working with Azure + PowerShell, you would download the subscription details using Get-azurepublishsettingsFile cmdlet and work on the default subscription using PowerShell. There are scenarios where you might need to re-populate subscription details, either because of your subscription changes or try to refresh for the changes.

Initial Connection to Azure using PowerShell:

When you initially download the Azure Subscription details using PowerShell, there are 2 locations the information gets stored

a) The website will prompt for the file to download (eg: The <your subscription>-<date>-<Credentials>.Publishsettings), and to be saved in your persistent storage.

b) The .Json file which will be stored under  “C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Windows Azure Powershell” folder and the file corresponding to subscription will be AzureProfile.Json.


Make Changes or Re-load the Azure subscription data:

In order to re-load the file, please delete the following files which are listed under section “Initial Connection to Azure using PowerShell” and re-run the cmdlet Get-AzurepublishsettingsFile cmdlet



Security Token Service Integration using WS Protocols


There are three documents in this download associated with interoperability for the Works with Office 365 – Identity program. First is the paper that details the agreement for STSs to Interop with Azure Active Directory using the WS-Federation and WS-Trust protocols. The second is the paper which specifies the scenarios for STS testing that Microsoft use for qualification in the Works with Office 365 – Identity program. The third is the program guide for partners for the Works with Office 365 – Identity program. This enables use of a third party Identity Provider to be used for authentication by Office 365 and other Microsoft services that use Azure Active Directory.

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