Service Principal Authn/Authz for Azure PowerShell

Azure supports two control planes for managing Azure services: Azure Service Management (ASM) and Azure Resource Manager (ARM), which is the primary control plane going forward. ASM is supported by the production Azure Portal while ARM is supported by the preview Azure Portal.The Azure PowerShell cmdlets support both control planes with ASM cmdlets being named…

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Using a Service Principal for Azure PowerShell Authentication

The Azure PowerShell cmdlets support two authentication techniques: AAD and self-signed X.509 certificates. AAD authentication can be used for both the classic Azure Service Management (ASM) mode and the new Azure Resource Manager (ARM) mode of the Azure cmdlets. Certificate authentication can be used only for ASM mode. Although certificate authentication is the traditional way…

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RBAC and the Azure Resource Manager

The Azure Service Management REST API (ASM) provides the definitive way to manage Azure resources. The production Azure Portal, the Azure PowerShell cmdlets, the cross-platform CLI and the Azure Management Libraries for .NET are all built on top of the ASM. However, the ASM was initially developed more than 5 years ago and is now…

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