As of release 2022.3 Kali is back on Azure. With this return we will discuss how to get Kali on Azure.

The very first thing to do is create an Azure account. Only once we see the following screen are we able to proceed with setting up a Kali VM.

From this page we will want to click on โ€œVirtual machinesโ€. After doing so we will be met with the following screen.

Now we can get started.

Creating a Kali VM

We will select โ€œCreateโ€ and then select โ€œAzure virtual machineโ€ in the drop down options. After which we will face the following screen.

For this screen we have already input all of the necessary information, your screen wonโ€™t look like this immediately. There are a couple of fields that we will need to do extra things to set properly, these being โ€œResource groupโ€ and โ€œImageโ€. For โ€œResource groupโ€ we will want to create a new group if we have no pre-existing group, otherwise we can select whatever group we wish. For โ€œImageโ€ we will want to select โ€œSee all imagesโ€. From here we can search for โ€œKaliโ€

We can then click the drop down โ€œSelectโ€ and choose the only option. From here we scroll down and fill in the rest of our information in the โ€œBasicsโ€ section of the VM creation screen.

We have changed a couple fields in this area. We have input custom values for โ€œUsernameโ€ and โ€œKey pair nameโ€ to be more familiar. From here we can then move onto โ€œDisksโ€

As we can see we have no disk attached to Kali currently, so we have to attach one. We select โ€œCreate an attach a new diskโ€ as we have no pre-existing disks. Once clicked here is what we are met with.

We keep the default values for this, and then continue forward. We check each section and make sure that there are no changes we want to make, but for this guide since there arenโ€™t we go all the way to โ€œReview + createโ€.

Once we are sure that our information is correct we press โ€œCreateโ€, which takes us to a new page.

We simply wait for our deployment to be complete, and once it is we select โ€œGo to resourceโ€.

We from here are able to see our VM and interact with it. For our purposes we are going to select โ€œConnectโ€ and then โ€œSSHโ€.

This brings us to a new page that tells us how to connect to our instance. We need to change the mode on the ssh key, and after we can connect to our freshly created Kali instance.

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