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General availability of user-assigned managed identities for App Service and Azure Functions

Published date: August 19, 2019

A managed identity from Azure Active Directory allows your app to easily access other AAD-protected resources such as Azure Key Vault. App Service and Azure Functions have had generally available support for system-assigned identities, meaning identities that are tied to the lifecycle of the app resource. Now, you can also use user-assigned identities, which are modeled as their own resource and have an independent lifecycle.

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