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    Azure Identity Extension for Visual Studio Code Authentication

    This package provides an extension to the Azure Identity library for JavaScript (@azure/identity) that enables authentication through the "Azure Account" extension for Visual Studio Code. This extension provides the dependencies of the VisualStudioCodeCredential in @azure/identity and enables it for use on its own or as part of DefaultAzureCredential.

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    Getting started

    Install the package

    This package is designed to be used with Azure Identity for JavaScript. Install both @azure/identity and this package using npm:

    $ npm install --save @azure/identity
    $ npm install --save @azure/identity-vscode

    Prerequisites

    Supported Environments

    Azure Identity extensions for JavaScript support stable (even numbered) versions of Node.js starting from v12. While it may run in other Node versions, no support is guaranteed. @azure/identity-vscode does not support browser environments.

    Key concepts

    If this is your first time using @azure/identity or the Microsoft identity platform (Azure Active Directory), we recommend that you read Using @azure/identity with Microsoft Identity Platform first. This document will give you a deeper understanding of the platform and how to configure your Azure account correctly.

    Azure Identity Extensions

    As of @azure/identity version 2.0.0, the Identity client library for JavaScript includes an extension API. This package (@azure/identity-vscode) exports an extension object that you must pass as an argument to the top-level useIdentityExtension function from the @azure/identity package. Enable authentication through the "Azure Account" extension for Visual Studio Code as follows:

    import { useIdentityExtension } from "@azure/identity";
    import { vsCodeExtension } from "@azure/identity-vscode";
    
    useIdentityExtension(vsCodeExtension);

    After calling useIdentityExtension, the VisualStudioCodeCredential from the @azure/identity package will be enabled. If this extension is not used, then VisualStudioCodeCredential will throw a CredentialUnavailableError, and it will not be available as part of DefaultAzureCredential.

    Visual Studio Code Authentication

    VisualStudioCodeCredential uses the authentication session from the "Azure Accounts" extension. To use this credential, you must sign in to your Azure account using the extension. To do so, open Visual Studio Code, ensure that the extension is installed, and sign in using the menu (Ctrl+Shift+P), and select the "Azure: Sign In" option to open a browser window and sign in to Azure. Alternatively, you can select "Azure: Sign In with Device Code" to use the device code flow.

    After signing in, you may need to select a subscription (for example, if you have multiple Azure subscriptions), and you can change the active subscription by using the menu to select the "Azure: Select Subscriptions" entry.

    Examples

    Once the extension is registered, you can use VisualStudioCodeCredential in a similar fashion to the other credential classes in @azure/identity:

    import { useIdentityExtension, VisualStudioCodeCredential } from "@azure/identity";
    import { vsCodeExtension } from "@azure/identity-vscode";
    
    useIdentityExtension(vsCodeExtension);
    
    async function main() {
      const credential = new VisualStudioCodeCredential();
    
      // The graph.microsoft.com scope is used as an example
      const scope = "https://graph.microsoft.com/.default";
    
      // Print out part of the access token
      console.log((await credential.getToken(scope)).token.substr(0, 10), "...");
    }
    
    main().catch((error) => {
      console.error("An error occurred:", error);
      process.exit(1);
    });

    You can also use DefaultAzureCredential, which will attempt to authenticate using the "Azure Account" extension for Visual Studio Code if it is available:

    import { useIdentityExtension, DefaultAzureCredential } from "@azure/identity";
    import { vsCodeExtension } from "@azure/identity-vscode";
    
    useIdentityExtension(vsCodeExtension);
    
    async function main() {
      // With the extension enabled above, `DefaultAzureCredential` will use
      // Visual Studio Code's "Azure Account" extension to authenticate if
      // it is available.
      const credential = new DefaultAzureCredential();
    
      // This will print a JWT access_token and its expiration timestamp
      // The graph.microsoft.com scope is used as an example
      console.log("Token:", await credential.getToken("https://graph.microsoft.com/.default"));
    }
    
    main().catch((error) => {
      console.error("An error occurred:", error);
      process.exit(1);
    });

    Troubleshooting

    Logging

    Enabling logging may help uncover useful information about failures. In order to see a log of HTTP requests and responses, set the AZURE_LOG_LEVEL environment variable to info. Alternatively, logging can be enabled at runtime by calling setLogLevel in the @azure/logger:

    import { setLogLevel } from "@azure/logger";
    
    setLogLevel("info");

    Next steps

    Provide Feedback

    If you encounter bugs or have suggestions, please open an issue.

    Contributing

    If you'd like to contribute to this library, please read the contributing guide to learn more about how to build and test the code.

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    Install

    npm i @azure/[email protected]

    Version

    1.0.0-beta.1

    License

    MIT

    Unpacked Size

    76.7 kB

    Total Files

    31

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    Collaborators

    • southpolesteve
    • christopheranderson
    • azure-sdk