Create / configure an Azure automation account

Create an Azure automation account

If you don't have one already, create an Automation account in Azure.

If you wish to use a Run as account to access Microsoft Graph and Azure resources be sure to select that option, however I strongly recommend using a Managed Identity instead.

Enable a Managed Identity

In the Azure portal, locate your automation account. Under Identity, enable a System assigned identity. The identity will bear the same name as your automation account and will be visible as a service principal in Azure Enterprise applications.

You do not need to assign a role in Azure to this identity.

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