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Recipe: Adding Azure Service Account

Expected deliverables:

An Azure service account in Veeam to get access to Azure resources (such as subscriptions, resource groups and storage accounts) within your Azure environment.

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • An Azure subscription with resources you want to protect

Before you start:

You can either add an existing service account or let Veeam create a new one automatically.


You have an existing Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure deployment.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure webinterface.
  2. Click the Configuration button on the top right of the screen.
  3. On the left menu click Accounts and click Add on the Azure Accounts screen.
  4. Specify a name and description for the Service Account and click Next.
  5. Choose to create a new service account automatically, or to specify an existing service account.
  6. If you selected to create the service account automatically, click Copy code to clipboard and go to to paste the code and select the Administrator account to access the Azure CLI. Click Next on Veeam console when done.
  7. If you selected to specify an existing service account, fill the Application ID and Tenant ID fields, then select the authentication type. Put the secret string for the Client (application) secret, or the upload the Certificate. Then click Next.
  8. If you selected to create the service account automatically, you will also need to add your Azure AD application to an Azure Active Directory resource group. Click Next when finished.
  9. Review the configuration information and confirm by clicking Finish.

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