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Abiquo 4.6

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Abiquo provides these instructions as a guide only and we update them occasionally. 

Abiquo recommends that customers follow the instructions of the cloud provider, for example, at the time of writing for Azure:


To work with Azure ARM compute in Abiquo, you will need to add the following Azure credentials to your Abiquo enterprise:

  • Subscription ID
  • Application ID
  • Tenant ID
  • Application password

For pricing credentials, you will also need:

  • Offer ID

To obtain Azure credentials:

  1. Create an Azure subscription
  2. Create an ARM application and keep the details of the application to add to Abiquo.

View your Azure subscription

To view your Azure subscription, do the following steps.

  1. Log in to the Azure portal
  2. Go to Home
  3. In the search box in the top menu bar, enter Subscriptions
  4. Click on your subscription

Troubleshooting: if the subscription does not display, check that you have selected the correct directory.

Copy the Subscription ID as you will need it to configure the credentials in Abiquo.

If you purchased the subscription directly from Azure, you can also copy the Offer ID for use in your pricing credentials.  

Create an ARM application using Azure Portal

The following procedure describes how to create an ARM application using the Azure Portal.

  1. Log in to the Azure portal
  2. In the search box, enter Azure Active Directory 
  3. Select App registrations.
  4. Click New registration
  5. Create a new application registration. Enter a name, select the supported account types, and enter a URL. The URL will not be used, so it could be any URL. Click Register

  6. Note the Application client ID because you will need it to configure the credentials in Abiquo. Also copy the Directory ID, which will be the Tenant ID because you will need it to configure the credentials in Abiquo. Then go to Credentials and secrets

  7. Configure the password for the application. Click New client secret, then the Add a client secret will open. Enter a description and a duration, then click Add

    When you save, the Azure portal will display the password ONCE ONLY. You must use this password in Abiquo, so make sure to save it, because Azure will not display it again.

  8. Go to the Subscriptions menu, select the subscription you want to associate the created application with, and add a new permission for it as follows. In the dialog, select the Contributor role, and in the selection text box type the name of the created application. Then save the new permission.

Add the Azure ARM compute credentials to Abiquo

Before you begin, your administrator must configure Abiquo to use the appropriate Azure ARM regions. 

To connect Abiquo to your Azure ARM account, add the Azure ARM credentials obtained in the above step to Abiquo.

To do this, edit the Enterprise credentials and enter the credentials for the Azure ARM provider in the following format:

  • Identity: 

    subscription-id#app-id#tenant-id

    This means you should enter the Subscription ID, Application ID and Tenant ID, as a single string and separate each element with a '#'. For example: 

    566058dd-80bc-4ccc-8d6e-e9ac00c4b4a1#8927a710-4f4d-4d11-811c-94c36e9b2c3f#fbb96b71-f92c-4f78-acf7-cd88bdee36b1
  • Credential: Enter the password for the Application.

Add the Azure Pricing credentials to Abiquo

For Azure, the format of the pricing credentials identity for standard Azure accounts is as follows.

  • Identity

    normal#subscription-id#app-id#tenant-id#offer-durable-id

    The text string "normal#" indicates a standard account, which is also the default if the "normal#" text string is not present.

    The Offer-Durable-ID is the Offer ID from the Azure portal. See Display Azure billing data for billing dashboard instructions.  

  • Credential: Enter the password for the Application


For CSP accounts, the main tenant should add the pricing credentials in the following format:

csp#tenantId#clientId#accessToken#refreshToken

The customer tenants do not need to add pricing credentials. The platform will use the CSP credentials for the customer tenants in the hierarchy.