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Using Add-AzureAccount with no Interaction

Q: How can I connect to Azure using Add-AzureAccount without having to interact with the browser window?

A: Normally, Add-AzureAccount works by opening a web window in which you enter your username and password. If you want a headless (no interaction) logon, you can use the following:

$securepassword = ConvertTo-SecureString -string "<your password>" -AsPlainText -Force 

$cred = new-object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential ("<your logon>", $securepassword)

Add-AzureAccount -Credential $cred

Note that this method does store your password in plain text. To solve this problem, see "Save a Password Securely to Use with PowerShell."

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