Azure Key Vault Access Policies

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Configuring Azure Key Vault RBAC and Policies looks at how to configure access and authorization to Azure key vaults. There are two mutually exclusive ways to set up key vault access over the data plane. Historically, key vault access was, and still can be, specified using policies. In more recent times, role-based access control is the recommended method for configuring app and user access. This lesson looks at both methods and explains why RBAC superseded access policies. 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to configure access to an Azure key vault with access policies.
  • Learn how to configure access to an Azure key vault with role-based access control.

Intended Audience

  • This lesson is intended for students working towards the SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator exam
  • Those who want to know how to configure Azure key vault access and authorization


  • This lesson assumes students already have some familiarity with Azure key vaults, role-based access control (RBAC), and the Azure Command-Line Interface
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Hallam is a software architect with over 20 years experience across a wide range of industries. He began his software career as a  Delphi/Interbase disciple but changed his allegiance to Microsoft with its deep and broad ecosystem. While Hallam has designed and crafted custom software utilizing web, mobile and desktop technologies, good quality reliable data is the key to a successful solution. The challenge of quickly turning data into useful information for digestion by humans and machines has led Hallam to specialize in database design and process automation. Showing customers how leverage new technology to change and improve their business processes is one of the key drivers keeping Hallam coming back to the keyboard. 

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