Upload Certificates and Encrypt Passwords for Remote Desktop Connections
Updated: June 7, 2012
To remotely access a virtual machine that is running a cloud service in Windows Azure, you must create and upload a service certificate to Windows Azure and create an encrypted password.
You can create a service certificate in a number of ways. For more information about creating a service certificate, see Manage Certificates in Windows Azure. You can either upload a certificate that you previously created by using the CSUpload Command-Line Tool or you can create a certificate at the same time that you encrypt the password for a remote desktop connection by using the CSEncrypt Command-Line Tool.
You must encrypt the password that is used for the remote desktop connection and add the encrypted password to the service model. You can use the CSEncrypt Command-Line Tool to encrypt a password that is used for a remote access connection. A service certificate is required to encrypt the password. You can create the certificate at the same time that you encrypt the password or you can use a previously created and uploaded certificate.