Azure AD authentication for Application Insights
Published date: 14 July, 2021
Azure Monitor application insights now supports Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication. By using Azure AD, you can now ensure that only authenticated telemetry is ingested in your Application Insights resources.
Typically, using various authentication systems can be cumbersome and pose risk since it’s difficult to manage credentials at a large scale. You can now choose to opt-out of local authentication and ensure only telemetry that is exclusively authenticated using Managed Identities and Azure Active Directory is ingested in your Application Insights resource. This feature is a step to enhance the security and reliability of the telemetry used to make both critical operational (alerting/autoscale etc.) and business decisions.