Azure Subscription showing Owner role identity not found.

Anuraj 166 Reputation points MVP


I am facing a strange issue. When I am checking my Azure Subscription, Access control (IAM) - The owner role is showing - Identity not found, Unable to find identity. Here is the screenshot.

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Can you help?



Azure Role-based access control
Azure Role-based access control
An Azure service that provides fine-grained access management for Azure resources, enabling you to grant users only the rights they need to perform their jobs.
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  1. James Hamil 21,466 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @Anuraj , I'm glad that you were able to resolve your issue and thank you for posting your solution so that others experiencing the same thing can easily reference this! Since the Microsoft Q&A community has a policy that "The question author cannot accept their own answer. They can only accept answers by others ", I'll repost your solution in case you'd like to "Accept " the answer:

    "I was able to resolve this issue by using Azure mobile app. I was able to assign myself the owner."

    Please let me know if you have any questions and I can help you further.

    Thank you,


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  1. Stanislav Zhelyazkov 20,616 Reputation points MVP


    This is stale record most likely. When You assign role you basically provider object id/principal id of user, group, service principal, etc. Over time any of these Microsoft Entra resources can be deleted but the role does not know about it. As the portal tries to resolves these objects by looking into Microsoft Entra by checking which object ID to which user, group or service principal applies to. It is also possible that you do not have permissions to view your Microsoft Entra resources and thus portal will not be able to resolve them. In such case all of the roles will show that way.

    Please "Accept the answer" if the information helped you. This will help us and others in the community as well.

  2. Anuraj 166 Reputation points MVP

    I was able to resolve this issue by using Azure mobile app. I was able to assign myself the owner.

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