Making Your Azure VM IIS Visible

I recently wanted to connect to IIS externally on my Azure VM but despite being able to access it locally, externally it was a no-no.

Exposing IIS is pretty easy if you follow these steps however.

Firstly, find your VM and select it.

Selecting your VMNext, under settings, click on Endpoints.

Selecting Endpoints in the settings

Now you need to add a new one. Click on the “+” at the top.

Clicking on the plus button

You can see in the image above that there are already two set up.

Lastly, add one named HTTP (I don’t think the name matters), and select port 80 twice as I have done.

Filling in the end point details

That’s it! Try and connect to your machine from your browser – it should work.


Written by Stephen Moon
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