View the service principal of a managed identity in the Azure portal

Managed identities provide Azure services with an automatically managed identity in Azure Active Directory. You can use this identity to authenticate to any service that supports Azure AD authentication, without having credentials in your code.

In this article, you learn how to view the service principal of a managed identity using the Azure portal.


Service principals are Enterprise Applications.


View the service principal

This procedure demonstrates how to view the service principal of a VM with system assigned identity enabled (the same steps apply for an application).

  1. Select Azure Active Directory and then select Enterprise applications.

  2. Under Application Type, choose All Applications and then select Apply.

  3. In the search filter box, type the name of the Azure resource that has managed identities enabled or choose it from the list.

    View managed identity service principal in portal

Next steps

Managed identities for Azure resources