Generally Available: Managed identity authentication in Azure Monitor container insights
Published date: 13 June, 2023
Following our public preview announcement last August, we are happy to announce the General Availability of Managed Identity authentication in Container Insights.
Managed Identity is a secure and simplified authentication model where our monitoring agent uses the cluster’s managed identity to send data to the Azure Monitor backend. It replaces the existing legacy certificate-based local authentication and removes the requirement of adding a monitoring metrics publisher role to the cluster. Both system-assigned identity and user-assigned identity are supported.
Managed Identity will now also be the default authentication mechanism for Container Insights going forward and customers are encouraged to migrate to Managed identity authentication.
- What’s changing?
- How to migrate existing AKS clusters to managed identity authentication for Container insights?
- How to migrate Arc-enabled clusters to managed identity authentication for Container insights?
About Managed Identity authentication