Managed Identities vs WorkLoadIdentity Federation

Surya Teja Putta 5 Reputation points
2024-06-27T13:36:48.9066667+00:00

I am trying to implement workload identity federation on my pipelines which are currently using managed identities, I would like to know

the differences them and what does workload identity federation offer which makes it so special?

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Microsoft Entra ID
A Microsoft Entra identity service that provides identity management and access control capabilities. Replaces Azure Active Directory.
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  1. akinbade abiola 8,705 Reputation points
    2024-06-27T14:30:15.58+00:00

    Hello Surya Teja Putta,

    Thanks for your question.

    Workload Identities are not limited to azure scope. It enables authentication from workloads running in different environments, not limited to Azure. Managed Identities are better for within Azure while the former is better for hybrid and multi-cloud scenarios.

    In the link below, there is a nice video below which explains why you should use workload identity federation

    Why use workload identity federation?

    You can mark it 'Accept Answer' and 'Upvote' if this helped you

    Regards,

    Abiola

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