Create a ARM template – Portal

Azure portal can be used to generate a Resource Manager template, these JSON files define the resources needed to deploy the solution.

Using the Azure portal, you can configure a resource, for example an Azure Storage account. Before you deploy the resource, you can export your configuration into a Resource Manager template. You can save the template and reuse it in the future.  See Deploy ARM template – PowerShell concerning deploying using PowerShell.


  1. In the Azure portal create the resource as normal, apart from instead of clicking Create at the end, click “Download a template for automation”
  2. On the Template blade there are three options
    1. Download  – This downloads the JSON file
    2. Add to Library – This adds the template to a library in Azure that can be used later
    3. Deploy – This deploys the template


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