Azure support for user-assigned managed identity is now generally available! With today’s release, you can now use the user-assigned managed identity to connect your hubs to resources that support Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication.
There are two different types of managed identities: system-assigned and user-assigned managed identity. In IoT Hub, managed identities can be used for egress connectivity from IoT Hub to Azure blob storage, event hub and service bus resources for message routing, file upload, and bulk device import/export. IoT Hub has the existing support for the system-assigned managed identity, and now we are adding support for user-assigned managed identity as well.
Both system-assigned and user-assigned managed identity come with the common benefits of using the managed identities:
With the support for both system-assigned and user-assigned managed identity in IoT Hub, you’re able to select different types based on your scenarios and requirements.
To get started, create a user-assigned managed identity as a standalone resource and add the identity to your IoT Hub. Instructions and samples are published on our documentation page IoT Hub support for managed identities.
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