I recently encountered a fresh install of the Azure CLI on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS that failed at ‘az login’ step with the following error:
[Errno 13] Permission denied: ‘/home/pzerger/.azure/config
When I looked at permissions on the directory with the command below, I saw that my account simply lacked write and execute permisions.
ls -la /home/pzerger/.azure/
To resolve the issue, I simply ran chmod to grant my account permissions, as shown below.
sudo chmod -R 777 /home/pzerger/.azure/config sudo chmod -R 777 /home/pzerger/.azure
As soon as I did this ‘az login’ worked as designed.