What role is required to be enabled at Subscription scope to enable Traffic Analytics for an Azure subscription.

Shridhar Srinivasan 215 Reputation points

If your account has Reader role at Subscription scope, does that allow to enable Traffic Analytics.

Azure Role-based access control
Azure Role-based access control
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  1. eKINGARTHUR 0 Reputation points

    One of the following Azure built-in roles needs to be assigned to your account:


    3.Network Contributor

    If none of the preceding built-in roles are assigned to your account, assign a custom role to your account. The custom role should support the following actions at the subscription level:

    • Microsoft.Network/applicationGateways/read
    • Microsoft.Network/connections/read
    • Microsoft.Network/loadBalancers/read
    • Microsoft.Network/localNetworkGateways/read
    • Microsoft.Network/networkInterfaces/read
    • Microsoft.Network/networkSecurityGroups/read
    • Microsoft.Network/publicIPAddresses/read"
    • Microsoft.Network/routeTables/read
    • Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworkGateways/read
    • Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks/read
    • Microsoft.Network/expressRouteCircuits/read
      Hope this helps.

  2. Sandeep G-MSFT 13,396 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Shridhar Srinivasan

    With Reader role assigned on subscription scope, this means you can read all the resources of all types, except secrets.

    Enabling Traffic Analytics is an "Write" operation. Write operations cannot be performed under "Reader" role.

    As eKINGARTHUR mentioned you need any of the below roles assigned to account in order to Enable or disable traffic Analytics.

    Let us know if you have any further questions.

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