Deleting duplicate owner in role assignment leads to lost of Access to Azure Subscription

William 0 Reputation points
2024-06-04T07:24:36.06+00:00

Hello,

Not long ago, I tried assigning roles to my coworkers. When all thing's done, I saw that there are 4 duplicates of my account in the owner role, so i tried deleting 2 of those role. After that azure portal won't let me in with message saying I'm not authorized to access the subscription. Back in the overview, the sub is also gone in the list.

Could Azure technical team offer their help to me? I tried contacting azure support through regional phone number but they are uncontactable.

Thanks in advance.

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. Babafemi Bulugbe 2,755 Reputation points MVP
    2024-06-04T08:32:21.73+00:00

    Hello William,

    Thank you for raising your query in the Microsoft Q&A Community.

    I understand that you are not able to access your subscription after removing the duplicate users with Owner roles.

    If there are no other users with an Owner or Privileged Admin role that can reassign an Owner role to you on the Subscription, you can elevate your access if you currently have a Global Admin role in the Entra ID. Also, anyone with the Global Admin role can elevate their access and this will the user the permission to assign a role on the Subscription.

    Select Properties for Microsoft Entra properties - screenshot

    Access management for Azure resources - screenshot

    Kindly follow the link below to get more information about how to elevate your access.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/elevate-access-global-admin?tabs=azure-portal

    Let me know if this works.

    Babafemi

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  2. William 0 Reputation points
    2024-06-19T01:52:44.6266667+00:00

    Hello,

    Thanks for the solutions, as it turns out my coworkers have access to the previously mentioned subscription, all there is to do to regain access is to add back the owner role through my coworker account.

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  3. Navya 5,645 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-06-19T03:21:20.9733333+00:00

    Hi @William

    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.

    Issue:

    Deleting duplicate owner in role assignment leads to loss of Access to Azure Subscription

    Solution:

    My coworkers have access to the previously mentioned subscription, all there is to do to regain access is to add back the owner role through my coworker account.

    If I missed anything please let me know and I'd be happy to add it to my answer, or feel free to comment below with any additional information.

    If you have any other questions, please let me know. Thank you again for your time and patience throughout this issue.

    Thanks,

    Navya.

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