Installing Azure CLI on a Mac OS X

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Microsoft Azure is open for all type of administrators, and if you use a Mac OS X,  you can access the portal using your Safari and also use Azure CLI (Command Line Interface) to manage your Azure subscriptions.   Similar process can be done on an operating system based on Linux as well.


When using Mac OS X, the first task is to download the OS X Installer When the download completes, click on the download icon located on The Dock, and then click on Azure-cli.0.9.10.dmg.


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In the new window, just click on the icon being displayed, in our case is Install Command Line Interface.

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In the Introduction page. Just click on Continue.

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In the License page, if you are okay with the agreement, click on Continue, a new pop-up will be displayed, click on Agree to continue.

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In the “Installation Type” page. Click on Install.

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During the installation process you may have to provide your local administrator credentials, after that click on Install Software to confirm.

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The final page of the installation process is shown in the figure below. Click on Close.

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Using Azure CLI…

In order to use Azure CLI, open a terminal session, you can click on Applications and find Terminal there, and to start using Azure CLI, just type azure and hit enter, the result will be similar to the image below.

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Written by Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and Office Server and Services, besides the Microsoft Award he also holds a Solutions Master (MCSM) in Exchange and several other certifications. Anderson has been contributing to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, twitter, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor here at,, and Anderson (Portuguese).

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