Intro to Service Principals with Peter De Tender

Jay Gordon

AzureFunBytes is a weekly opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals and foundations that make up Azure. It’s a chance for me to understand more about what people across the Azure organization do and how they do it. Every week we get together at 11AM Pacific on Microsoft LearnTV and learn more about Azure.

This time Microsoft Technical Trainer Peter de Tender joins me for a conversation about Azure Identity and Service Principals. Peter recently wrote a blog post on the Azure DevOps blog that really made me think it was time to dig into managed identity and access management a bit more.

We’ll learn that rather than using passwords or sending connection strings over the wire, we can use IAM tools within Azure to secure and simplify your deployments credentials.

03:20 – Intro
06:35 – Peter’s role at Microsoft
12:41 – Identity and Access Management
14:39 – Whiteboarding Service Principals
18:00 – VM Management
24:45 – AKS with Service Principal
34:39 – Service Management
38:28 – Role Assignment
47:07 – Managed Identities
56:43 – Secrets Management

Learn about Azure fundamentals with me! You can also find the recordings here as well:

AzureFunBytes on Twitch
AzureFunBytes on Twitter
AzureFunBytes on YouTube
Azure DevOps YouTube Channel

Useful docs:

AKS ACR Script (GitHub)
Introduction to Azure fundamentals
Create your Azure free account today
Azure Active Directory
Microsoft Learn: Protect identity and access with Azure Active Directory
Create an Azure service principal with Azure PowerShell
What is Azure Active Directory?
Azure Identity Management and access control security best practices
Identity and access management (IAM)
Azure Container Registry Documentation
Assign Azure roles using the Azure portal
Assign Azure AD roles to users
Application and service principal objects in Azure Active Directory


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