Packer and Azure

I needed to build some Virtual Machine images (using packer) for work the other day.

I already have a configuration setup for packer (but for AWS) and when trying to add in support for an ‘azure-arm‘ builder, I kept getting the following error message in my web browser as I attempted to authenticate packer with azure :

“AADSTS650052: The app needs to access to a service (https://vault.azure.net) that your organization \”<random-id>\” has not subscribed or enabled. Contact your IT Admin to review the configuration of your service subscriptions.”

This isn’t the most helpful of error messages, when I’m probably meant to be the “IT Admin”.

After eventually giving in (as I couldn’t find any similar reports of this problem) and reaching out to our contact in Microsoft, it turns out we needed to enable some additional Resource Providers in the Subscription…. and of course the name has to be slightly different 😉 (Microsoft.KeyVault). Oh well….

Having done this, Packer does now work (Hurrah!)

Hopefully this will help someone else in the future.

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