Configuring and Customizing the Azure Cloud Shell

30 minutes
  • 4 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this lab, you will learn the various customization options available in Azure Cloud Shell, as well as the pre-available features it comes with.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Log In to Azure and Launch Azure Cloud Shell

You will log in to the Azure portal and launch Azure Cloud Shell. Given the unique restrictions of Azure labs, you will be required to correctly configure Azure Cloud Shell before moving on to terminal selection.

Choose Terminal Option and Begin Customization

You must choose whether to begin Azure Cloud Shell in Bash or PowerShell. You will then customize the interface by confirming the following:

  • font size
  • font face
Launch Multi-session

You will launch a second session of Azure Cloud Shell using the other terminal option that you did not choose in the previous objective.

Create New File in Cloud Shell and Download

Using Bash, you will create a new file titled learncloud.txt with the following command:

touch learncloud.txt

Using PowerShell, you will create another new file titled learncloud2.txt with the following command:

touch learncloud2.txt

You will then download the file to your local machine.

Additional Resources

You will launch an Azure Cloud Shell instance, choose the terminal of your choice, and then customize the shell environment.


You are a new Azure user who has only logged in to the Azure portal a few times, and you've notice a strange button near the top right of the screen. It's called Azure Cloud Shell, and you want to learn more.

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