As Public Cloud usage continues to grow, new problems emerge, and new tools arise to help us meet those challenges. However, these solutions have been prone to error and both misconfiguration and credential leaks have become genuine security issues, leading to data breaches, ransomware attacks, and data loss. Microsoft has introduced Azure Managed Identities as a solution to this challenge.

In this talk, we will introduce Managed Identities for Azure resources, and show how you can use them together with role-based access control and industry-proven token-based authentication to govern access between services, without having to embed credentials in either your code or in configuration files.