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  1. Include AzureAD Powershell Module

    Noticed that by default the AzureAD Powershell Module is not installed for Cloud Shell. I verified I could install it with Install-Module AzureAD, however once installed you still need to login with Connect-AzureAD if you hard code your creds with $creds you can then login with Connect-AzureAD -credentials $creds but it would also be nice if it inherited your logged in shell credentials like the AzureRM module does. See attached

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    • Do not require a storage account

      When you just want to execute some scripts on an environment, you perhaps do not need persistent storage.

      On some environments you don't have the permissions to create a storage account dedicated for this, and have to fallback on your own powershell/bash commandline.

      Make it an (advanced) option to not use storage when launching the shell, lowering the barrier even more to run a one-off command.

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      • Multiple Cloud Shell sessions

        I would like to be able to create a new session within the same browser tab.

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        • Copy and Paste in Windows

          I would love to be able to copy and paste. In macOS, Cmd+C/Cmd+V work as intended in the shell. However, Ctrl+c/Ctrl+V do not work in Windows to copy and paste text.

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          • Allow access to PowerShell from CSP account

            When attempting to use PowerShell in Cloud Shell with my CSP account, which has delegated Owner rights within Azure for the customer tenant, I get the error below. It works if I switch to a Global Admin account.

            Add-AzureRmAccount : Cannot validate argument on parameter 'AccountId'. The argument is null or empty. Provide an argument that is not null or empty, and then try the command again.
            At C:\Users\ContainerAdministrator\PSCloudShellStartup.ps1:73 char:71
            + ... ProfileModule\Add-AzureRMAccount @addAzureRMAccountParameters -ErrorA ...
            + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
            + CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (:) [Add-AzureRmAccount], ParameterBindingValidationException
            + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentValidationError,Microsoft.Azure.Commands.Profile.AddAzureRMAccountCommand

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            • Use a better fixed-width font similar to Consolas

              I believe it would be better to use a console font like that of Windows Consolas that has glyphs that clearly articulate the differences between zero, capital-case O and lower-case O, the number one, and lower-case L. Viewing and entering in passwords and handles is much less mistake prone with a properly designed font. The first thing I personally configure in Windows shells (CMD/PowerShell) is convert to font like Consolas. I would expect this to be a popular request once the rational is understood. Even the base font of the bash terminal on Ubuntu Desktop uses a font with these…

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              • Enter-PSSession and Invoke-Command to an AzureRMVM

                It would be great to have the option to invoke commands and enter an interactive session into a VM using PowerShell remoting from the cloud shell.

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                • Shift+TAB Reverse tab completition - Poweshell (Cloud Shell)

                  Shift+TAB to reverse tab completition in Poweshell (Cloud Shell) just like we have in classic Powershell console.

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                  • 2 votes
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                    • please change color to pink

                      please change color to pink .. thanks in advance bro..

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                      • Preconfigure PowerShell in Cloud Shell with PowerShell help files

                        When we run Update-Help the downloaded help files are not persistent across PowerShell sessions because they are written in $pshome's subfolder.

                        Could you preconfigure the Cloud Shell with the current PowerShell help files?

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                        • Add support to Automation for AZ CLI

                          AZ CLI in BASH is powerful, easy to use and has commands such as file copy batch that are superior to PowerShell. It would be great to add CLI support for Automation / Run Books to keep efforts consistent.

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                          • Add support for running Azure Cloud Shell in secure Azure subscription

                            I'm working in a subscription where I only give users the minimum permissions that are necessary. I would like these users to have access to Azure Cloud Shell, but I want to have it pre-configured for them before they even try. For this, I need the following:

                            1. An API (and ideally one or more PowerShell cmdlets) that allows for the initial configuration of Cloud Shell to be done automatically for a user before they even try to access Cloud Shell. This would create the resource group if it did not already exist in the subscription, create the storage account,…

                            2 votes
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                            • Allow again "az login"

                              I am using a lot the Azure Cloud Shell, and because company policy I have to login using a Service Principal.
                              Since today I discovered I cannot use "az login" anymore from the shell, I'm getting the following error:

                              Azure Cloud Shell relies on the user account it was initially launched under, as a result 'az login' is disabled.

                              5 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Bash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for this feedback, we’ve currently disabled az login for CLI 2.0 in Cloud Shell to avoid issues with profile refreshing. Previously if you executed az login, a profile refresh could re-login your original azure account you launched Cloud Shell instead of the manual account you intended to use, causing some unexpected errors/scenarios.

                                Please do provide feedback/details on your scenarios and how they worked for you previously, we will investigate to make sure you can complete core scenarios.

                              • Allow "Secure transfer required" in the storage account->settings->configuration with cloud shell

                                If you try to mount to a storage account that has been configured with encrypted data transfer - you will 80% of the time get a failed mount.

                                I.e. the file-share has encryption set which gets you "encrypted at rest", but the setting for "encrypted over the wire" results in unreliable mounting.

                                I so far only have access to bash so I haven't been able to test with see if this is true for PowerShell

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                                • powerbi

                                  We need PowerBI CLI installed on the CloudShell:

                                  Install with: npm install powerbi-cli -g
                                  Currently the install command gives errors

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                                  • Provide visual cue on defaults that cloud-shell chooses

                                    When a user clicks for cloud-shell in a portal, certain defaults are chosen for her. However the user is unaware of these defaults.

                                    It will be good to give a visual cue to indicate what is your default subscription in the cloud-shell.

                                    For e.g. the command prompt can be ‘user@AzureSubscriptionXyz :$ ‘

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                                    • Feedback that is common across PowerShell and Bash in Azure Cloud Shell

                                      What are the possibilities of combining OneDrive for Business with a subfolder on CloudDrive? That would be great having a central point for scripts etc etc... Just thinking out loud...

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                                      • Support for Touch screen

                                        Please provide ability to scroll console on touch screen

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                                        • Cloud Shell Public IP ranges

                                          Is there a plan to publish public IP ranges that are alloted to containers that run cloud shells? I intend to use NSGs to some training VMs to only have connections originate from Cloud Shell.

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