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Microsoft Azure download RDP file

Nintex external platform is required for this feature. For details, see Enable Nintex external platform features.

Downloads the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) configuration file for a virtual machine created in Microsoft Azure.

Note: Microsoft Azure actions are supported for use with Azure Classic Portal only (

Action settings

Following are the fields and options visible in the configuration settings dialog box for this action.

Field Description

Specify the certificate file (.pfx) to be used for authenticating the service request. This certificate must be associated with the Microsoft Azure subscription.

  • Existing SharePoint Content: Enter the URL of the certificate within the current site.
  • Content: This is currently not supported.
  • Current item: Upload the current certificate that the workflow is running on. This option is only available on document libraries.
Certificate password

Specify the password for the certificate.

Subscription ID

Specify the subscription ID associated with the certificate.

Virtual machine name

Specify the name of the virtual machine.


Store output for this action using the following selections.

  • Save file as
    • URL: Enter a server relative URL to a document library within the current site. Include filename with .RDP extension.
    • Overwrite current item (option available for workflows associated with document libraries): The downloaded file will overwrite the current item with .RDP extension that the workflow is running on.
    • Current item attachment (option available for workflows associated with lists): The downloaded file will be attached to the list item that the workflow is running on. Specify a filename with .RDP extension.

Note: For instructions on logging on to a virtual machine that is running a Linux operating system, see the following Microsoft Azure article: How to Log on to a Virtual Machine Running Linux.