Create an Azure Key Vault

Azure Key Vault is a cloud service that provides a secure store for your keys, secrets, and certificates.

  1. Log in to the Azure portal.

  2. From the Azure portal menu, or from the Home page, select Create a resource.

  3. In the Search box, enter Key Vault.

  4. From the results list, choose Key Vault.

  5. In the Key Vault section, choose Create.

  6. In the Create key vault section, provide the following information:

    1. Name: A unique name is required. For this quickstart, we use Contoso-vault2.

    2. Subscription: Choose a subscription.

    3. Under Resource Group, choose Create new and enter a resource group name.

    4. In the Location menu, choose a location.

    5. Leave the other options to their defaults.

  7. Select Create.

Take note of the following:

  • Vault Name: In the example, this is Contoso-Vault2. You will use this name for other steps.

  • Vault URI: In the example, this is Applications that use your vault through its REST API must use this URI.

At this point, your Azure account is the only one authorized to perform operations on this new vault.