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Windows Azure - Delete an Existing Certificate From an Azure Application

Posted by Karthikeyan Anbarasan Articles | Windows Azure June 21, 2011
In this article we are going to see how to delete an existing old certificate from an Azure application
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Introduction:

In this article we are going to see how to delete an existing old certificate from an Azure application using the Azure Management Portal. Check my previous article on how to add a new certificate to Azure application to see the step by step process of adding a new service certificate to a Azure application.

Overview:

Deleting a certificate will break a trusted connection between the applications online as well as the remote desktop process. But to upgrade the certificate or to drop and add a new certificate definitely we should know how to delete an old certificate from an Azure application that resides in the Azure Management Portal. In this sample we will delete the certificate which we created in our earlier article on how to add a new certificate to azure application. Let us jump start to see the step by step process of how to delete the certificate in an Azure Management Portal.

Steps:

Login to the Windows Azure portal using the following link and we will see the screen as shown below.

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Provide your login credentials by clicking on the Sign in to Management Portal as highlighted in the above screen; after succesful login we will be redirected to a nice interface as shown in the screen below:

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Click in the Hosted Services, Storage Account and CDN option of the left Menu as shown in the screen below:

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Now click on the Hosted Services menu and we will see a list of hosted applications to the server as shown in the screen below. In that we can see the certificate we added in our earlier article as highlighted below:

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Now click on that certificate and we will see an option Delete Certificate option on the left top corner of the tool bar as shown in the screen below.

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Now we will see a pop up window asking for a confirmation to delete the certificate or not as shown in the screen below:

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Clicking on Yes will start the process to delete the certificate in the application and we will see the progress as highlighted in the screen below:

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Once the certificate is deleted we will see the list not showing the Certificate which we created in our earlier article as shown in the screen below:

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Conclusion:

So in this article we have seen how to delete an old existing certificate from the Azure application in the Azure Management Portal.

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