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Get Management Certificate

Updated: April 15, 2015

The Get Management Certificate operation retrieves information about the management certificate with the specified thumbprint.

The Get Management Certificate request may be specified as follows. Replace <subscription-id> with the subscription ID and <thumbprint> with the thumbprint of the certificate.


Method Request URI



You must make sure that the request that is made to the management service is secure. For additional details, see Authenticating Service Management Requests.

The following table describes the request headers.


Request Header Description


Required. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. This header must be set to 2012-03-01 or higher. For more information about versioning headers, see Service Management Versioning.

The response includes an HTTP status code, a set of response headers, and a response body.

A successful operation returns status code 200 (OK). For information about status codes, see Service Management Status and Error Codes.

The response for this operation includes the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers. All standard headers conform to the HTTP/1.1 protocol specification.


Response Header Description


A value that uniquely identifies a request made against the management service.

The format for the response body is as follows:

< SubscriptionCertificate xmlns=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/windowsazure”>

The following table describes the elements of the response body.


Element name Description


Specifies a base-64 encoded public key for the management certificate.


Specifies the thumbprint for the management certificate.


Specifies a base-64 encoded data contained in the management certificate in .cer format.


Specifies the time that the management certificate was created, in UTC. An example Created value is 2011-05-11T16:15:26Z.

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