Creating a cloud identity - 8.0

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You can create a cloud identity to provide access to a Microsoft Azure, AWS or Google Cloud server through secret-protected or temporary credentials.

Before you begin

You have been assigned a global role with the Application Administration capability.


  1. Go to MANAGE > Cloud Identities.
  2. Click Add then fill in the following fields.
    Field Description

    Type in the name of the cloud identity.

    Definition Type in a description of the cloud identity.
    You can use any or all of the following services:
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Google Cloud
  3. Enter the IDs or secrets required by your cloud identity technology.
    Provider Secrets and secret description
    Microsoft Azure
    • Directory (tenant) ID

      Tenant ID of the subscription.

    • Application (client) ID

      ID of the service principal that can access the necessary resources.

    • Application (client) Secret

      A secret string that the application uses to prove its identity when requesting a token. Also can be referred to as application password.

    Amazon Web Services
    • Access Key ID

      Access Key ID that grants programmatic access to the necessary resources.

    • Secret Access Key

      Secret Access Key of the Access Key ID.

    Google Cloud
    • Service Account ID

      ID of the service account that has access to the necessary resources.

    • Private Key File

      Content of the JSON private key file for the service account ID.

  4. Click Test to test your connection credentials.
  5. Click Create.


You are ready to use your new cloud identity.

What to do next

See Importing metadata to create a new model in which you can specify the cloud identity you created.