USB devices are not supported in Azure VMs
USB devices, like flash drives or hardware security dongles, would be useful to have present in the remote VMs. For example, support for dongle-controlled security for applications would then be possible.
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We'd like to use Azure with simulated USB devices including Android development in Azure. We'd be able to deploy many instances of our test environments in order to accelerate our testing if we had this facility. Instead we may be looking at falling back on an on premise solution or another cloud provider.
Inca Lin commented
I need to forward smart cards to an Azure VM using a USB smart card reader, too.
some service verify user by smart card
Andy McAdam commented
+1 for this. I'm trying to use Azure VM to develop for Android and having remote USB support for my local phone to be used connected to my local machine would be excellent.
Brandon Longley commented
EDIT: I found that you can enable USB devices (from editing the .rdp remote desktop file and enable local drives/ports but I'm not certain yet if it will enable smart card readers / usb etokens.
Yes please, I'm implementing Azure for many clients and this is a roadblock for them using Cloud VM's.
Josh Scott Warren commented
We are also looking to forward Smart cards to an Azure VM using a USB smart card reader
Adam Reynolds commented
I would like to forward smart cards to an Azure VM using a USB smart card reader.
I'm developing under Android Studio (for android Apps) and I cannot debug my APKs because I cannot connect a phisical device (is not visible in the VM). Is there a way to do this or it's impossible under this platform?
Joe Doe commented
In the same boat. Quite frustrating.
Marcin Rachwalski commented
I think it can be merged with other tickets. For me this is a true issue. I wanted to use a virtual machines on Azure to debug an Android app on a Virtual Machine via Android Studio. But this prevents me.