Azure credentials for Cloud Management

The credentials required for the instance to access Azure accounts are referred to as service principals.

A service principal is the automated process, application, or service that the Azure admin configured to access the subscription that the admin specifies. Provide the credentials for your Azure service principal to the instance so that it can discover the Azure subscriptions for your organization.

Collect the Azure Client ID and Tenant ID

Specify the Azure Client ID and Tenant ID while configuring the instance.

Before you begin

Role required: sn_cmp.cloud_admin


  1. Log in to the Azure portal, navigate to Active Directory, and then select the directory that you work in.
  2. Click the application that you are working on and then click Configure.
  3. Copy the Tenant ID and the Client ID and save them into a text file.
    In any of the URLs, the Tenant ID is the text that is in the form of a GUID. For example,

Create Azure credentials (service principals) for Cloud Management

Create the credentials necessary to access your Azure subscriptions after you collect the tenant and client IDs from Azure.

Before you begin

  • Role required: sn_cmp.cloud_admin
  • A service principal on the Azure portal.
  • The Azure client ID, tenant ID, and GUID (subscription ID) which you obtain from the Azure portal.


  1. Create new credential of type Azure Service Principal.
  2. Fill in the form fields (see table).
    Figure 1. Azure credentials
    Azure credentials
    Field Value
    Name Enter the name of the service principal to register with the instance.
    Tenant ID and Client ID Paste the values that you obtained from the Azure portal.
    Authentication Method Select Client secret.
    Note: Client assertion is not supported.
    Secret key Paste the secret key that was generated while creating the Azure Service Principal.

    This field appears when Authentication method is Client secret.

  3. Right-click the form header and click Save.
  4. Grant Service Principal permission to the subscriptions that you want to manage as described in the Azure Resource Manager documentation.
  5. Obtain your subscription ID (GUID) and add it to the Subscriptions related list, or click Get Subscriptions.