Skip to content

Installing base workspace

Publishing and registering the base workspace bundle

Run the following in a terminal to build, publish and register the base workpace bundle:

make workspace_bundle BUNDLE=base

This will prepare the template for use with your TRE.

Create Base Workspace

Workspace can be easily created via AzureTRE UI. Open a browser and navigate to: https://<TRE_ID>.<LOCATION> (replace TRE_ID and LOCATION with values from previous steps). It will require you to log in, make sure you login with a user who is a TREAdmin.

  1. Select Workspaces -> Create New:

    Create workspace main

  2. Click on Create under Base Workspace:

    Create workspace

  3. Fill in the details for your workspace:

    • General information such as name and description
    • [Optional] Update values for Shared Storage Quota, App Service Plan (SKU) and Address space if needed
    • Workspace Authentication Type - this determines whether you'd like TRE to create an app registration for the workspace automatically, or whether you with to provide an existing one that you've created manually. To read about how to create it manually read the Creating an Application Client for base workspace section below.
  4. After filling the details press submit.

    Create workspace - Fill Details

  5. Select go to resource to see its status:

    Create Workspace In Progress

  6. Navigate to Operation and wait till changed to deployed:

    Create Workspace Status

Workspace is now ready to use.

Creating an Application Client for base workspace

As explained in the auth guide, every workspace has a corresponding app registration which if you haven't run make auth; can be created using the helper script ./devops/scripts/aad/ For example:

  ./devops/scripts/aad/ \
    --name "${TRE_ID} - workspace 1" \
    --admin-consent \
    --ux-clientid "${SWAGGER_UI_CLIENT_ID}" \
    --automation-clientid "${TEST_ACCOUNT_CLIENT_ID}" \
    --application-admin-clientid "${APPLICATION_ADMIN_CLIENT_ID}"


If you're using a separate tenant for AAD app registrations to the one where you've deployed the TRE infrastructure resources, ensure you've signed into that tenant in the az cli before running the above command. See Using a separate Azure Active Directory tenant in Setup Auth configuration for more details.

Running the script will report WORKSPACE_API_CLIENT_ID and WORKSPACE_API_CLIENT_SECRET for the generated app. Set these under authentication section in config.yaml so that automated testing will work. You also need to use WORKSPACE_API_CLIENT_ID and WORKSPACE_API_CLIENT_SECRET in the form.

Next steps