Create Terraform pre-requisites for Azure using Azure CLI in 3 easy steps

Any Terraform project configuring resources in Azure has pre-requisites. These are (i) a storage account, a container in the storage account, and the access key to the storage account, and (ii) a service principal credential to be able to communicate with Azure to create-update-delete resources. In this post, I describe the process to set up … Continue reading Create Terraform pre-requisites for Azure using Azure CLI in 3 easy steps

How I prepared for and passed Azure Administrator Associate certification [AZ-104]

Recently[January 2021], I appeared in Microsoft's Azure Administrator certification exam and cleared that. In this post, I list the approach I followed to achieve that. I hope it benefits you too. First and foremost, the exam page at docs.microsoft.com is the source of truth. Microsoft keeps updating the skills measured from time to time, so … Continue reading How I prepared for and passed Azure Administrator Associate certification [AZ-104]

Authenticating Terraform to Azure using Service Principal

Continuing on my journey to learn Terraform, I wanted to explore the idea of authenticating Terraform to Azure. Terraform, as we know, is an infrastructure automation tool, and this authentication technique allows us to create/manage resources on the Azure cloud platform. I came across two insightful articles on Azure Service Principals that helped me understand … Continue reading Authenticating Terraform to Azure using Service Principal