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Setting up Managed Identity Authentication

Cloudockit Desktop gives you the possibility of authenticating your subscriptions with Managed Identity. 

With this scenario, you can give the virtual machine, where Cloudockit Desktop is installed, the proper permissions so it connects to your different Azure Subscriptions.  

Managed Identity can be enabled on an existing Virtual Machine or at the time of creating a Virtual Machine. 

Enabling Managed Identity on an existing Virtual Machine

Open the Azure Portal 

Select the Virtual Machine of your choice 

From the Settings section, select Identity 

Switch the Status button from Off to On and click Save

Click Yes to Enable system assigned managed Identity

Click Azure Role Assignments

Click Add role assignment

From the Scope drop-down menu, select Subscription

From the Subscription drop-down menu, select the subscription of your choice

From the Role section, select Reader

Click Save

The role assignment added is now visible in the list


Enabling Managed Identity when creating a Virtual Machine 

Open the Azure Portal

Select Virtual Machines

Click Create and select Virtual Machine

Create the Virtual Machine based on your organization’s specifications

Under the Management section, make sure to check the box under Identity, System assigned manage identity

Once the Virtual Machine is created, select the Virtual Machine from the list

From the Settings section, select Identity 

Click Azure Role Assignments 

Click Add role assignment

From the Scope drop-down menu, select Subscription 

From the Subscription drop-down menu, select the subscription of your choice 

From the Role section, select Reader 

Click Save 

The role assignment added is now visible in the list


Testing the permissions 

Open Cloudockit Desktop from the Virtual Machine

Click Start or Schedule a document generation and select the Azure Platform 

Click Managed Identity

Select your Cloud Type

You now have access to the list of subscriptions your Virtual Machine can read and document using Cloudockit Desktop.

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