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Query Azure

With cnquery, you can explore and interrogate your entire Azure tenant. It's like having a powerful search engine for your Azure environment. For example, you can analyze databases or search for Azure Network Interface configuration details... all with a single tool.

cnquery provides the answers you need about every Azure configuration. For a list of Azure resources you can query, read Mondoo Azure Resource Pack Reference and Mondoo Core Resource Pack Reference.

Connect cnquery with your Azure environment


To explore your Azure environment with cnquery, you must have:

Log into Azure

Using the Azure CLI, log into your subscription:

az login

Verify with an Azure query

To quickly confirm that cnquery has access to your Azure environment, run this query from your terminal:

cnquery run azure -c 'azure.resources'

Query an Azure project

To answer any question about your environment, use cnquery's interactive shell. It has auto-complete to guide you, which is especially helpful when you're new to cnquery and learning MQL.

To launch a shell into your Azure environment, enter:

cnquery shell azure

Discover capabilities with the help command

Once inside the shell, use the help command to learn what Azure resources you can query. This command lists all the Azure resources:

help azure

From the resulting list, you can drill down further. For example, enter this command to list all the Azure PostgreSQL resources you can query:

help azure.postgresql

From the resulting list, you can drill down even further. You can also learn about available Azure resources in the Mondoo Azure Resource Pack Reference.

Query storage accounts

Now that you know how to discover what's possible with cnquery, let's run some actual queries in the shell.

This query lists all the storage accounts in the project:

Request full details in results

For a more detailed report, you can specify that you want all fields: { * }

For every account, cnquery provides information about their status and settings.

Specify fields to include in results

If you're interested in only some details, specify the fields you want in braces. For example, this query asks for each user's ARN, when they last changed their password, and whether they have MFA enabled: { id type properties }

Filter results

You can filter results based on any fields. Specify the criteria using the where function and standard boolean operators.

For example, this filters results based on status: == "BlobStorage") { id name type }

cnquery returns all BlobStorage accounts. It includes the ID, name and type for each one.

Learn more about querying Azure