Using Fiddler to decipher Windows Azure PowerShell or REST API HTTPS traffic

If you are using publishsettings with Powershell, you may not be able to decrypt HTTPS traffic. Not sure what the problem is with publishsettings based certificates however I decided to create my own certificate using MAKECERT, and use it with Powershell to get HTTPS decryption working in Fiddler. The following steps are described based on…

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Executing Powershell commands in Windows Azure Web or Worker Role VM Instance return exception

When trying to run Windows Azure Powershell commands in Windows Azure VM (Web Role or Worker Role) instance you will hit the following exception: PS D:\Users\avkash> Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ServiceRuntime Add-PSSnapin : Cannot add Windows PowerShell snap-in Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ServiceRuntime because it is already added. Verify the name of the snap-in and try again. At line:1 char:13 + Add-PSSnapin…

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