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Microsoft Azure Connector


Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft.


An active Microsoft Azure subscription is required.

Azure Portal

Connect to Azure Portal.

Step 1: Register a new application

Search Entra

Search the Microsoft Entra ID (aka Active Directory).

New Registration

  1. Click on App registrations;
  2. And click New registration.

App register

Complete the form with the following information:

  • Name: scrapoxy
  • Supported account types: Accounts in this organizational directory only (Microsoft only - Single tenant)

And click on Register.

App Info


  1. the Application (client) ID;
  2. and the Directory (tenant) ID.

Step 2: Create a client secret

App Secret

  1. Click on Certificates & secrets;
  2. Click on New client secret;
  3. Enter a description, select the maximum expiration time;
  4. Click on Add.

App Secret Value

Remember the Value of the secret.

Step 3: Get your subscription ID

Subscription Search

Search the Subscription.

Subscription Select

Select the first subscription.

Subscription Info

Remember the Subscription ID value.

Step 4: Add a role to the application


On the subscription:

  1. Click on Access control (IAM);
  2. And click on Add.

IAM Role

  1. On tab Role;
  2. Select Privileged administrator roles;
  3. Select Contributor;
  4. Click on Next.

IAM Member

  1. On tab Members;
  2. Click on Select members;
  3. Select the application you created;
  4. Click on Select:

IAM Review

Finally, click on Review + assign 2 times.


Open Scrapoxy User Interface and select Marketplace:

Step 1: Create a new credential

Credential Select

Select Azure to create a new credential (use search if necessary).

Credential Form

Complete the form with the following information:

  1. Name: The name of the credential;
  2. Application (client) ID: The Application ID (aka Client ID) of the application;
  3. Directory (tenant) ID: The Directory ID (aka Tenant ID) of the application;
  4. Secret value: The Client Secret of the application;
  5. Subscription ID: The Subscription ID.

And click on Create.


It may take Azure up to 10 minutes to reflect the changes.

Step 2: Create a new connector

Create a new connector:

Connector Create

Complete the form with the following information:

  1. Credential: The previous credential;
  2. Name: The name of the connector;
  3. # Proxies: The number of instances to create;
  4. Proxies Timeout: Maximum duration for connecting to a proxy before considering it as offline;
  5. Proxies Kick: If enabled, maximum duration for a proxy to be offline before being removed from the pool;
  6. Location: The region where the instances will be created;
  7. Port: The port of the proxy (on Azure);
  8. Resource Group Name: The resource group to host the instances;
  9. VM size: The size of the VM;
  10. Spot Instance: If enabled, the VM will be a spot instance;
  11. Storage Type: The type of storage;
  12. Prefix: The prefix for all resources created on Azure;
  13. Image Resource Group Name: The resource group where the image is stored.

And click on Create.


You can retain most of the default values if they are suitable for your use case.


If you change the VM size or use Spot Instance, please uninstall and install connector.

Step 3: Install the connector

Connector Install Select

On the connector list, click on Install.


Do not reuse an installation from a prior setup: Scrapoxy embeds a unique TLS certificate within the instance image to secure communication and communication with the Master will fail.

Connector Install

Click on Install.

Scrapoxy will start, install and stop the VM to create a custom image.

Connector Installed

When the installation is finished, click on Connectors.

Connector Start

  1. Start the project;
  2. Start the connector.


Installation creates a custom image for this region. If you have multiple regions across multiple connectors, you must perform the installation step for each region.

Other: Uninstall the connector

Connector Stop

  1. Stop the connector;
  2. Wait for proxies to be removed.

Connector Uninstall Select

On the connector list, click on Uninstall.

Connector Uninstalled

Confirm the uninstallation.

Connector Uninstalled

Wait for the uninstallation to finish: Scrapoxy will delete the custom image.

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