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This tool creates the subscriptions and topics required for a PatLite subscriber. The rules on the subscription are created by the subscriber at runtime.


This is a dotnet global tool, as such requires .Net Core 2.1.300 and above to be installed on the host machine.

To install the tooling run the command:

dotnet tool install -g Pat.Subscriber.Tools


Open a terminal and run pat --help. The Pat tooling has a built in help which should help you run the tool.

Example Use

To create a developer subscription on the pat topic you can run:

pat create -n mynamespace -s MySubscription -t pat -d

To create a deployed subscription on the pat topic you can run:

pat create -n mynamespace -s MySubscription -t pat

If you need to run this from a non interactive environment you will need to provide details for a service principal. This can be done as follows:

dotnet pat create -n mynamespace -s MySubscription -t pat -ci f44002f7-3843-453f-909e-efca3270ab6c -cs "correct horse battery staple" -ti 6965c8e5-c907-4361-905f-bba34a3b442a

Where f44002f7-3843-453f-909e-efca3270ab6c is the identifier for a service principal with appropriate permissions on your tenant with id 6965c8e5-c907-4361-905f-bba34a3b442a


This tool requires authentication into your azure subscription. To make this flow more straightforward your authentication tokens are encrypted and stored in the file %APPDATA%\PatLite\Tokencache.dat. If you do not wish for your credentials to be stored you can either delete the file once the tool has run or you can run dotnet pat logout

Known Issues

If you have a nuget config file with an additional source which requires authentication, then you may see an error like:

C:\Program Files\dotnet\sdk\2.1.402\NuGet.targets(114,5): warning : The plugin credential provider could not acquire
credentials. Authentication may require manual action. Consider re-running the command with --interactive for `dotnet`, /p:NuGetInteractive="true" for MSBuild or removing the -NonInteractive switch for `NuGet` [C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Temp\0zecvhuw.w3p\restore.csproj]
C:\Program Files\dotnet\sdk\2.1.402\NuGet.targets(114,5): error : Unable to load the service index for source https://<PrivateFeed><PrivateFeed>/nuget/v3/index.json. [C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Temp\0zecvhuw.w3p\restore.csproj]
C:\Program Files\dotnet\sdk\2.1.402\NuGet.targets(114,5): error :   Response status code does not indicate success: 401 (Unauthorized). [C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Temp\0zecvhuw.w3p\restore.csproj]
The tool package could not be restored.
Tool '' failed to install. This failure may have been caused by:

* You are attempting to install a preview release and did not use the --version option to specify the version.
* A package by this name was found, but it was not a .NET Core tool.
* The required NuGet feed cannot be accessed, perhaps because of an Internet connection problem.
* You mistyped the name of the tool.

Since the current global tool installer does not support interactive login, the simplest work around is to create a separate nuget config with the following content:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <add key="" value="" protocolVersion="3" />

Save that into a location of your choice, then execute the command

dotnet tool install -g Pat.Subscriber.Tools --configfile public-nuget.config