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Microsoft Azure settings can be accessed from the Settings dialog in the main menu > Edit > Settings > Azure tab. The following article will guide you through getting all the necessary information to provision Azure cloud load agents.


Before accessing Microsoft Azure from StresStimulus, you must have an active Microsoft Azure subscription. To create one click here . Once you have one, paste the subscription id into the StresStimulus settings dialog.

Create an Azure Active Directory application

To access your Microsoft Azure subscription from StresStimulus, you will need to create an Azure Active Directory application and a service principal.

  1. Sign in to your Azure Account through the Azure portal.

  2. Select Azure Active Directory.

  3. Select App registrations.

  4. Select New registration.

  5. Give the application a Name and click Register.

Type a name for your application

Copy the values for the Client ID and Tenant from the resulting screen into the StresStimulus settings dialog shown above.

Copy the application (client) ID

Copy the directory (tenant ID) and store it in your app code

Assign a role to the application

To access resources in your subscription, you must assign a role to the application.

  1. In the Azure portal select Subscriptions.
  2. Select your subscription.
  3. Select Access control (IAM).
  4. Select Add role assignment.
  5. Select the Contributor role and select the type the AD application that was created above.


    Contributor is the recommended, but not the only role that can be assigned. For a list of available roles, click here.

  6. Click Save.

Select the role to assign to the application

Getting the client secret

  1. Select Certificates & secrets.

  2. Select Client secrets -> New client secret.

  3. Provide a description of the secret and a duration. When it's done, select Add.


    After saving the client secret, the value of the client secret is displayed. Copy this value because you won't be able to retrieve the key later.

  4. Copy the secret into the StresStimulus settings dialog shown above.

Copy the secret value because you can't retrieve this later

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