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Add Service Certificate


Updated: July 10, 2015

The Add Service Certificate asynchronous operation adds a certificate to a cloud service.

The Add Service Certificate request may be specified as follows. Replace <subscription-id> with the subscription ID, and <service-name> with the DNS prefix name of the cloud service.


Request URI



The following table describes the request headers.

Request Header



Required. Set this header to application/xml.


Required. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. This header should be set to 2009-10-01 or higher.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<CertificateFile xmlns=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/windowsazure”>

The following table describes the elements in the request body.

Element name



Required. Specifies the base-64 encoded form of the .pfx or .cer file.

The service certificate is added as either a .pfx or .cer file. When retrieving the service certificate using the List Service Certificates or Get Service Certificate operation, only the public portion of the certificate is returned as a .cer file.


Required. Specifies the format of the service certificate.

Possible values are:

  • pfx

  • cer


Specifies the password for a .pfx certificate. A .cer certificate does not require a password.

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

A successful operation returns status code 200 (OK).

The response for this operation includes the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers.

Response Header



A value that uniquely identifies a request made against the management service. For an asynchronous operation, you can call Get Operation Status with the value of the header to determine whether the operation is complete, has failed, or is still in progress.