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Microsoft Azure Command-Line Tools Core Module

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Microsoft Azure CLI Core Module

Release History

  • [Breaking Change]: Not support min_profile any more, use resource type instead.


  • output: Fix bug where commands fail if –output yaml is used with –query


  • auth: polish common AAD service errors with actionables to overcome

  • Fixed issue where the CLI would load extensions that were not compatible with its core version.

  • Fix issue if clouds.config is corrupt


  • Upgrade to knack 0.6.1


  • Minor fixes


  • Fix issue where some extensions showed a version of “Unknown” and could not be updated.


  • Fix issues with dev extension incompatibility.

  • Error handling now points customers to issues page.


  • cloud set: fix a bogus error about subscription not found


  • Fix issue where in some instances using –subscription NAME would throw an exception.


  • az –version now displays a notification if you have packages that can be updated.

  • Fixes regression where –ids could no longer be used with JSON output.


  • Hot fix for issue 8399.


  • auth: enable tenant level account for managed service identity


  • –output: Introduce ‘none’ as an output format option.


  • Minor fixes


  • Minor fixes


  • core: support cross tenant resource provisioning for multi-tenant service principal

  • Fix bug where ids piped from a command with tsv output is improperly parsed.


  • msi login: do not reuse subscription name for identity info


  • auth: support service principal sn+issuer auth


  • Fix issue with –ids where –subscription would take precedence over the subscription in –ids. Adding explicit warnings when name parameters would be ignored by use of –ids.


  • Fix Homebrew.


  • Introduces generic behavior to handle “Bad Request” errors.


  • Fixed issue where az vm create –generate-ssh-keys overwrites private key file if public key file is missing. (#4725, #6780)


  • Fix issue of loading empty configuration file.

  • Azure Stack: support new profile 2018-03-01-hybrid


  • use knack/0.4.2 with fix towards numeric value display in table output

  • Introduce YAML output format

  • Overhaul telemetry upload mechanism


  • Consuming mult api azure.mgmt.authorization package for stack support

  • Minor fixes


  • login: support browser based login in WSL bash window

  • Adds –force-string flag to all generic update commands.


  • Minor fixes

  • Update PyYAML dependency to 4.2b4


  • authentication: support authorization code flow for interactive login


  • MSI packaging change


  • Add global support for –subscription to most commands.


  • Minor fixes


  • Minor fixes


  • Added method of registering show commands to fail with exit code of 3.


  • core: support cross tenant resource referencing

  • Improve telemetry upload reliability 1. Remove retry. Once failed stop uploading. 2. Update the process start configuration to prevent upload process from blocking the CLI process.


  • core: ignore FileNotFoundError error on expanding @


  • auth: fix a unhandled exception when retrieve secrets from a service principal account with cert

  • auth: improve the logic of detecting msi based account

  • Added limited support for positional arguments.

  • Fix issue where –query could not be used with –ids. [#5591](

  • Improves piping scenarios from commands when using –ids. Supports -o tsv with a query specified or -o json without specifying a query.

  • Display command suggestions on error if users have typo in their commands

  • More friendly error when users type az ‘’

  • Support custom resource types for command modules and extensions


  • Allow other sources to add additional tab completion choices via event hook

  • sdist is now compatible with wheel 0.31.0


  • Show message for extensions marked as preview on -h.


  • Support Autorest 3.0 based SDKs

  • Support mechanism for a command module to suppress the loading of particular extensions.


  • Fix issue that required extension to use client_arg_name keyword argument. This is no longer necessary.

  • Allow extensions to send telemetry with custom instrumentation key

  • Enable HTTP logging with –debug


  • auth: key on both subscription id and name on msi login

  • Add events module in core for EVENT_INVOKER_PRE_CMD_TBL_TRUNCATE


  • Support raw token retrival in MSI context

  • Remove polling indicator string after finishing LRO on Windows cmd.exe

  • Warning that appears when using a configured default has been changed to an INFO level entry. Use –verbose to see.

  • Add a progress indicator for wait command


  • Minor fixes


  • Minor fixes


  • Minor fixes


  • Minor fixes

  • Modified the AZURE_US_GOV_CLOUD’s AAD authority endpoint from to

  • Introduce SDKProfile to support azure-mgmt-compute 3.1.0rc1 and integrated profile support.

  • Improve telemetry: remove inifinity retry loop from SynchronousSender.


  • Minor fixes


  • 2017-03-09-profile is updated to consume MGMT_STORAGE API version ‘2016-01-01’


  • skipped version to align package versions with azure-cli

2.0.18 (2017-10-09)

  • Azure Stack: handle adfs authority url with a trailing slash

2.0.17 (2017-09-22)

  • minor fixes

  • Address problems with ‘AzureCloud’ clouds.config file in concurrent scenarios

  • More user-friendly handling of invalid cloud configurations

  • availability-set create: Fixed issue where this command would not work on Azure Stack.

2.0.16 (2017-09-11)

  • Enable command module to set its own correlation ID in telemetry

  • Fix json dump issue when telemetry is set to diagnostics mode

2.0.15 (2017-08-31)

  • minor fixes

2.0.14 (2017-08-28)

  • Add legal note to –version

2.0.13 (2017-08-11)

  • fixes issue where three_state_flag would not work correctly if custom labels were used.

2.0.12 (2017-07-27)

  • output sdk auth info for service principals with certificates

2.0.11 (2017-07-07)

  • minor fixes

2.0.10 (2017-06-21)

  • Fix deployment progress exceptions

2.0.9 (2017-06-14)

  • use arm endpoint from the current cloud to create subscription client

2.0.8 (2017-06-13)

  • Improve concurrent handling of clouds.config file (#3636)

  • Refresh client request id for each command execution.

  • core: Create subscription clients with right SDK profile (#3635)

  • Progress Reporting for template deployments (#3510)

  • output: add support for picking table output fields through jmespath query (#3581)

  • Improves the muting of parse args + appends history with gestures (#3434)

  • Create subscription clients with right SDK profile

  • Move all existing recording files to latest folder

  • [VM/VMSS] Fix idempotency for VM/VMSS create (#3586)

2.0.7 (2017-05-30)

  • Command paths are no longer case sensitive.

  • Certain boolean-type parameters are no longer case sensitive.

  • Support login to ADFS on prem server like Azure Stack

  • Fix concurrent writes to clouds.config (#3255)

2.0.6 (2017-05-09)

  • RP Auto-Reg: capture missing subscription registration error on LRO (#3268)

2.0.5 (2017-05-05)

  • core: capture exceptions caused by unregistered provider and auto-register it

  • login: avoid the bad exception when the user account has no subscription and no tenants

  • perf: persist adal token cache in memory till process exits (#2603)

2.0.4 (2017-04-28)

  • Fix bytes returned from hex fingerprint -o tsv (#3053)

  • Enhanced Key Vault Certificate Download and AAD SP Integration (#3003)

  • Add Python location to az —version (#2986)

  • login: support login when there are no subscriptions (#2929)

2.0.3 (2017-04-17)

  • core: fix a failure when login using a service principal twice (#2800)

  • core: Allow file path of accessTokens.json to be configurable through an env var(#2605)

  • core: Allow configured defaults to apply on optional args(#2703)

  • core: Improved performance

  • core: Support for multiple API versions

  • core: Custom CA Certs - Support setting REQUESTS_CA_BUNDLE environment variable

  • core: Cloud configuration - use ‘resource manager’ endpoint if ‘management’ endpoint not set

2.0.2 (2017-04-03)

  • Avoid loading simply to getting an internal string to be used in exceptional cases when trying to instantiate a storage data plane client. (#2673)

  • [KeyVault] KeyVault create fix (#2648)

  • Azure DevTest Lab command module in CLI (#2631)

  • Allow = in generic update values. (#2638)

  • Allowing command module authors to inject formatter class. (#2622)

  • Login: skip erroneous tenant (#2634)

  • Removed duplicate sql utils code (#2629)

  • Refactoring SDK reflaction utils into core.sdk (#2599)

  • Add blank line after each example. (#2574)

  • login: set default subscription to one with the state of “Enabled” (#2575)

  • Add wait commands and –no-wait support (#2524)

  • choice list outside of named arguments (#2521)

  • core: support login using service principal with a cert (#2457)

  • Revert “get choices for completion (#2476)” (#2516)

  • Add prompting for missing template parameters. (#2364)

  • [KeyVault] Command fixes (#2474)

  • get choices for completion (#2476)

  • Fix issue with “single tuple” options_list (#2495)

2.0.1 (2017-03-13)

  • Support setting default values for common arguments like default resource group, default web, default vm

  • Fix resource_id parsing to accept ‘resourcegroups’

  • Mitigate AI SDK’s problem with numeric in properties

  • Fix KeyError: ‘environmentName’ on ‘az account list’

  • Support login to specific tenant

2.0.0 (2017-02-27)

  • GA release

0.1.2rc2 (2017-02-22)

  • Telemetry: Generate unique event ID for each exception.

  • Show privacy statement on first invocation of ‘az’ command.

0.1.2rc1 (2017-02-17)

  • Show commands return empty string with exit code 0 for 404 responses

  • Fix: Ensure known clouds are always in cloud config

  • Handle cloud switching in more user friendly way + remove context

  • Add support for prompts for yes / no with -y option

  • Remove list output

0.1.1b3 (2017-01-30)

  • Support Python 3.6.

  • Support prompt for confirmations.

  • Ensure booleans are lowercase in tsv.

  • Handle bom on reading file.

  • Catch exceptions whilst trying to check if PyPI module is available.

  • Fix TSV output unable to decode non-ascii characters.

  • Return empty array ‘[]’ instead of nothing for json output.

  • Table alphabetical sort if no query or table transformer set.

  • Add user path expansion to file type parameters.

  • Print parse errors before usage statement.

0.1.1b2 (2017-01-19)

  • Fix argcomplete ‘default_completer’ error after release of argcomplete 1.8.0.

  • [Telemetry] Update instrumentation key for telemetry and use new DataModel.

0.1.1b1 (2017-01-17)

  • Improve @file handling logic.

  • Telemetry code improvements and readability changes.

  • Fix incorrect parsing of argument name when description contains ‘:’

  • Correct endpoints for USGov.

0.1.0b11 (2016-12-12)

  • Preview release.

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