Add an Azure Account

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A few notes about adding Azure accounts:

  • You must create a project before you can attach Azure accounts to it. You can add Azure accounts to the account cache anytime.
  • Once an Azure account is attached/added, it will then be managed by cloudtamer.io, meaning the application will be able to perform actions inside the account.
  • You can add individual Azure resource groups as their own accounts. Resource groups can have Azure roles and policies applied to them through cloudtamer.io using cloud rules, without applying the roles and policies to the entire Azure subscription. This allows a more granular level of control when you only want users to see a particular resource group, or when you only wish to apply cloud rules to a particular resource group. Note: you may not import both the resource group and its containing subscription to cloudtamer.io.
  • As of release 2.26, you can import Azure resource groups in bulk, which makes this process much quicker. To do this, see the "Add Existing Azure Resource Groups from a Billing Source via Bulk Import" section below.

Add Existing Azure Resource Groups from a Billing Source via Bulk Import

You can bulk import existing Azure resource groups directly from a billing source. You'll be able to choose whether to add the resource groups to the account cache or attach them to a project. Only resource groups that aren't already being managed in cloudtamer.io will be imported, and you can select specific resource groups to import or import all of them.

To add existing resource groups in bulk from a billing source:

  1. Click Accounts > Billing Sources in the left navigation menu.
  2. Click on the name of the desired billing source.
  3. Expand the Subscriptions not in cloudtamer.io section.
  4. Click on the ellipsis menu on the account item and then choose either Import Resource Groups.
  5. On the import screen, select the Import Destination - choose whether to Add to cache or Add to project. If you add them to a project, more options will display.
  6. Select a Project - if you chose Add to project above, you will see a drop-down to select the Project.
  7. Select Resource Groups from the drop-down menu. You can select resource groups individually or select all. You can use the search bar to search for resource groups by name. Click Apply at the bottom of the menu to apply your selections.
  8. For each resource group, enter a cloudtamer.io Account Name to identify the resource group within cloudtamer.io.
  9. Click Import.

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The resource groups will be available within a few minutes.

Attach an Existing Azure Account or Resource Group to a Project

To attach an existing Azure account or resource group to a project:

  1. In the left navigation menu, click Projects > All Projects.
  2. Click the name of the project to go to its details screen.
  3. Click the Accounts tab.
  4. Click Add > Connect Existing Account. Select Connect From Account Cache if the account is already in the account cache. Otherwise, select Connect External Account. You can also go to Accounts > All Accounts and click Add New.
  5. Enter an Account Name to identify it within cloudtamer.io.
  6. In the Project drop-down menu, select the project with which you wish to associate the account. If you navigated here from a project page, this would be pre-selected.
  7. Select the Start Date for the account.
  8. In the Account Type field, select Azure.
  9. Click the checkbox for Is Resource Group if you are adding a resource group rather than a subscription. If not, leave this box unchecked.
  10. In the Billing Source drop-down field, select the Azure billing source you wish to use.
  11. In the Subscription ID or Containing Subscription ID drop-down menu, select the subscription you are adding, or the subscription that contains the resource group you are adding.
  12. Select the Resource Group Name if you're adding a resource group.
  13. Click Connect.

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Add an Existing Azure Account or Resource Group to the Account Cache

To add an existing Azure account or resource group to the account cache:

  1. In the left navigation menu, click Accounts > Account Cache. (If you don't see Account Cache listed under Accounts, make sure the cache is enabled under Settings > System Settings > Account Creation Settings.)
  2. Click Add New at the top of the screen.
  3. Make a selection from the drop-down menu that displays.
    • Selecting Import From Azure CSP or Enterprise Agreement and clicking Continue will allow you to Select a Billing Source and click Import to import all accounts connected to that CSP or Enterprise Agreement.
    • Selecting Connect an External Account and clicking Continue will allow you to connect a single account. Continue to step 4 below.
  4. In the Account Name field, enter a name for the account.
  5. In the Account Type field, select Azure.
  6. Click the checkbox for Is Resource Group if you are adding a resource group. If not, leave this box unchecked.
  7. In the Billing Source drop-down field, select the billing source you want to use for the account.
  8. In the Subscription ID or Containing Subscription ID drop-down menu, select the subscription you are adding, or the subscription that contains the resource group you are adding. Before importing this, move the subscription into the cloudtamer.io management group in Azure.
  9. Select the Resource Group Name if you are adding a resource group.
  10. Click Connect.

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Add a New Azure Resource Group to the Account Cache

In order to create resource groups within cloudtamer.io, you'll need to ensure creation is enabled on the Azure billing source. To do this:

  1. From the left navigation menu, click Accounts > Billing Sources.
  2. Click the ellipsis menu on the Azure billing source and click Edit.
  3. Ensure the This Billing Source Supports Resource Group Creation field is checked.
  4. Click Update Billing Source.

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Once it's enabled, follow these steps to create a new Azure resource group and add it to the account cache:

  1. In the left navigation menu, click Accounts > Account Cache (if you don't see Account Cache listed under Accounts, make sure the cache is enabled under Settings > System Settings > Account Creation Settings).
  2. Click Add New at the top of the screen.
  3. Select Create a New Azure Resource Group and click Continue.
  4. In the Account Name field, enter a name for the account. This will be its name within cloudtamer.io
  5. Enter the Resource Group Name. This will be the name of the resource group itself within Azure.
  6. Select a Location from the drop-down menu.
  7. In the Billing Source drop-down field, select the billing source account for the resource group.
  8. In the Subscription ID drop-down field, select the subscription ID for the subscription you'd like to use.
  9. Place a check by Skip Account Access Checking if you don't want cloudtamer.io to verify the role is available. You will need to add in the role later if you want cloudtamer.io to access the account. This allows you to preload accounts without having access to them.
  10. Click Create.

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Add a New Azure CSP Subscription to the Account Cache

Before you can create subscriptions in Azure, you'll need to ensure you enable moving subscriptions between management groups.

In order to create subscriptions within cloudtamer.io, you'll need to ensure creation is enabled on the Azure billing source. To do this:

  1. From the left navigation menu, click Accounts > Billing Sources.
  2. Click the ellipsis menu on the Azure billing source and click Edit.
  3. Ensure the This Billing Source Supports Subscription Creation field is checked.
  4. Click Update Billing Source.

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Once it's enabled, follow these steps to create a new Azure subscription and add it to the account cache:

  1. In the left navigation menu, click Accounts > Account Cache (if you don't see Account Cache listed under Accounts, make sure the cache is enabled under Settings > System Settings > Account Creation Settings).
  2. Click Add New at the top of the screen.
  3. Select Create a New Azure Subscription and click Continue.
  4. In the Account Name field, enter a name for the account. This will be its name within cloudtamer.io
  5. Enter the Subscription Name. This will be the name of the subscription itself within Azure.
  6. In the Billing Source drop-down field, select the billing source account for the subscription.
  7. Place a check by Add to Management Group (recommended) if you want to add the Azure subscription to cloudtamer.io managed management group.
  8. Place a check by Skip Account Access Checking if you don't want cloudtamer.io to verify the account is available. This allows you to preload accounts without having access to them.
  9. Click Create.
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