I am excited to announce a preview of a new integration between Azure and Azure Active Directory that is designed to make life easier for developers. It’s calledManaged Service Identity, and it makes it simpler to build apps that call Azure services.
Typically, to call a cloud service you need to send a credential (i.e. an API key or the like) to authenticate your app. Managing these credentials can be tricky. They are, by definition, secrets! You don’t want them to show up on dev/ops workstations or get checked into source control. But they must be available to your code when your code is running.