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Create a user-assigned managed identity and role assignment

Last updated: 10/21/2021

This module allows you to create a user-assigned managed identity and a role assignment scoped to the resource group.

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Parameter Name Description
managedIdentityName The name of the managed identity resource.
roleDefinitionIds The IDs of the role definitions to assign to the managed identity. Each role assignment is created at the resource group scope. Role definition IDs are GUIDs. To find the GUID for built-in Azure role definitions, see You can also use IDs of custom role definitions.
roleAssignmentDescription An optional description to apply to each role assignment, such as the reason this managed identity needs to be granted the role.
location The Azure location where the managed identity should be created.

Use the template


New-AzResourceGroup -Name <resource-group-name> -Location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
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Command line

az group create --name <resource-group-name> --location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --template-uri
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface