Microsoft Azure blockchain kit integrates OpenZeppelin smart contracts

OpenZeppelin is an open-source framework to build secure smart contracts in the Solidity language.

Microsoft Azure blockchain kit integrates OpenZeppelin smart contracts

OpenZeppelin, a provider of security audits and open-source development tools for blockchain, announced today that the OpenZeppelin Audited Smart Contract library is now part of the Microsoft Azure Blockchain Development Kit VSCode plugin.

Smart contract developers building with Microsoft’s VSCode will benefit from the workflow advantages by securely adding a contract from the OpenZeppelin Contracts library into their codebase.

The OpenZeppelin Smart Contract library is one of the most popular tools for development with over 1 million downloads and 200 contributors. The collaboration brings the power of OpenZeppelin’s Smart Contracts library to over 2.7 million active monthly users and helps to increase the security of Solidity smart contract-based projects.

For projects looking to take advantage of OpenZeppelin’s security auditing services, using the Microsoft Azure VSCode plugin can help with building secure, easier to audit code through write-protected and integrity checked imports.


This collaboration is a strong step towards the professionalization and securitization of the blockchain space. Developers looking to leverage the power of blockchain technology can now securely access the largest and most secure smart contract code library directly from VSCode.

Microsoft Azure VSCode plugin with OpenZeppelin Contract support is available now via the VSCode extensions marketplace.