Connecting Orch to Azure can be a little bit tricky so i’ve decieded to make a quick post on the subject.
In order to do so you will first need to go to your Orch server and open the IIS Management console.
Under the management console > Name of the server you will find the “Server Certification” section.
Give your new cert a specific name
Open certmgr.msc on the server and find you cert under “Trusted Root Certification authority”
Export the cert to a “*.cer” file using right click>export
We will now go to the Azure management portal (you will need to be signed in with a user that has admin or co-admin rights).
Go to the Settings section and click on “Management Certificates”
Click on Upload and choose the *.cer file you have exported from the Orch server
Now the new cert is imported and ready to be used on Azure
Go back to the certmgr.msc on the Orch server and find your cert under “Trusted Root…”
Right click on it and export the cert as “*.Pfx” file (With key)
Go to the Orch server and open the Designer console, Click on Options> Windows Azure
Give the connection a name and choose the type “Azure Management Configuration Settings”
Under PFX File Password enter the password you gave the pfx cert when exported the self signed cert to a pfx file.
Under PFX File Path locate the pfx file and choose it’s path.
Finally, under Subscriptions id enter your subscription id on Azure
(Which you can find under the certs section under settings or on the dashboard of one of you virtual machines on Azure)
All done !
Now you are ready to use Orch for managing Windows Azure.