Configure Azure provider

Authentication of Azure provider

To use iac describe, set up credentials to make authenticated requests to your Azure account. Snyk retrieves configuration information from environment variables.

For a guide to configuring Azure authentication, see the Terraform documentation.

# Here we use a service principal account with a client secret
$ AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000\
  snyk iac describe --to="azure+tf"

You can also authenticate using the az CLI. Then you must specify only the AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID:

$ AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000\
  snyk iac describe --to=azure+tf

Least privilege policy​

The iac describe command needs read-only access to your account. If you want to scan your whole Azure account, set up the Reader role on your subscription, as shown in the following screenshot.

You may want to scan only a resource group; you can assign the Reader role only on some restricted resource groups.

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