Microsoft Azure Configuration | Binadox - SaaS management

Microsoft Azure Configuration

This guide demonstrates how to integrate Microsoft Azure with the Binadox multi-cloud usage monitoring and cost optimization platform to plan, analyze and reduce infrastructure costs.

To successfully integrate Binadox with Microsoft Azure, it is required to add a new user to your Azure AD tenant to represent Binadox and assign him a restricted role with limited access to your Microsoft Azure account.

1. Add a New User to Azure AD

1. Sign in to the Microsoft Azure portal.

2. Proceed to Azure Active Directory. To locate it, click on the menu button at the top left corner to open a portal menu. In the navigation pane on the left, click All services.


3. Select Identity>Azure Active Directory.


4. In the Azure AD overview, go to Users>All Users. Click on the +New user button at the top.


5. Fill in the required fields.

• Select Create user.
• Enter a user name of a new user into the User name field (required).
• Enter a name of a new user into the Name field (required).
• In the Password section, choose between the Auto-generate password or Let me create the password radio buttons. To view and copy an auto-generated password provided in the Initial Password field, select the Show Password checkbox. Click on the copy icon to copy the value to the clipboard. Note that it is a temporary password, and it must be changed during the sign-in process.
• Select User in the Roles list (set by default).

Click Create.


Log in to the Azure portal as a new user and create a new password to activate an account.


2. Assign an RBAC Role to a New User at the Subscription Scope

To grant a new user read-only access to Azure subscriptions using role-based access control (RBAC), do the following:

1. Proceed to the Subscriptions section. To locate it, click on the menu button at the top left corner to open a portal menu. In the navigation pane on the left, click All services.


2. Select General>Subscriptions.


3. From the Subscriptions view, select the required subscription.


4. To assign a role to the new user, go to the Access Control (IAM) section in the navigation pane. Click the Role assignments tab at the top.


5. Click the Add button and select Add role assignment in the drop-down list.


6. From the Add role assignment view that opens on the right, select the Reader role in the Role drop-down list. In the Assign access to field, select the Azure AD user, group, or service principal type. Select the newly created user in the list of users.


7. Clicking on the name of a required user transfers him to the Selected members list. Click Save.


8. Follow the same steps to add the new user to other subscriptions if necessary.

3. Create New Connection for Microsoft Azure in Binadox

1. Log into your Binadox account.

2. In the navigation pane on the left, click Integrations. Proceed to the IaaS tab. Click on the Microsoft Azure icon.


3. Indicate a unique connection instance name for further differentiation. Click Continue.


4. Fill in connection properties. Enter a login and a password to the new user account into the corresponding fields (see Clause 1 on how to add a new user and Clause 2 on how to assign him a required role). Click Connect.


5. Microsoft Azure connection with Binadox is established.