Hello Cloud Marathoners!
I have been getting a strange error on the Azure Bicep Insert functionality on my laptop, while it was working as expected on my work laptop.
Thus, I started to compare Azure Bicep versions and extension plugin versions on VS Code. Even though, both have the same versions, I was getting the following errors:
ChainedTokenCredential failed due to an unhandled exception
“Caught exception fetching resource: The ChainedTokenCredential failed due to an unhandled exception: Azure CLI authentication failed due to an unknown error. See the troubleshooting guide for more information.”
After a couple of hours of troubleshooting, I was getting a different error:
“Caught exception fetching resource: The ChainedTokenCredential failed due to an unhandled exception: Azure PowerShell authentication failed due to an unknown error. See the troubleshooting guide for more information.”
I was not sure what was wrong, and thus I opened a GitHub issue on Azure/Bicep. Link to the issue: https://github.com/Azure/bicep/issues/9911
Not an Authentication issue
First thing first, I have eliminated the possibility of Azure authentication not working on my VS Code, by running the following commands and seeing the results:
Issues that helped to dig for a fix
I was seeing an error: “The system cannot find the path specified.”. This was in my Windows Command Prompt and PowerShell consoles.
Here are the screenshots of the errors that I was seeing:
Resolving path issues
First, I checked all my paths in Environment Variables on my Windows laptop, and there were 1-2 unresolved paths that I removed.
Cleanup of the Registry AutoRun
The next step was removing any Auto Run values that I may have in Win Registry.
This last step was helpful to resolve all the errors on Windows Command Prompt and PowerShell.
At the end of the troubleshooting and after a couple of hours of banging my head into the wall, I was happy that the Path and “ChainedTokenCredential failed” issues had been resolved.
Thank you for reading my post and I hope this post has helped you to troubleshoot the issues that you may have.
If your issue is still not resolved after following my post, please reach back to me.
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