Step 7. Specify User Credentials
At the Credentials step of the wizard, specify a user whose credentials Veeam Backup & Replication will use to connect to the backup appliance.
For a user to be displayed in the Credentials list, it must be added to the Credentials Manager. If you have not added a user to the Credentials Manager beforehand, you can do it without closing the New Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure Appliance wizard. To add a new user, click either the Manage accounts link or the Add button and specify a user name, password and description in the Credentials window.
The specified user must have multi-factor authentication (MFA) disabled and the Portal Administrator role assigned.
If you try to add to the backup infrastructure an appliance that runs a version of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure that is not compatible with the version of Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Backup & Replication will display a warning notifying that the appliance must be upgraded. To eliminate the warning, click Yes. Veeam Backup & Replication will automatically upgrade the appliance to the necessary version. Note that the Microsoft Azure compute account specified at step 3 of the wizard must have permissions required to upgrade the appliance. For more information, see Permissions.
When you add a backup appliance to the backup infrastructure, Veeam Backup & Replication automatically verifies the TLS certificate installed on the appliance:
- If the certificate is trusted, Veeam Backup & Replication saves a thumbprint of the certificate in the configuration database. When Veeam Backup & Replication connects to the appliance, it uses the saved thumbprint to verify the appliance identity and to avoid the man-in-the-middle attack.
- If the certificate is not trusted, Veeam Backup & Replication does not save a thumbprint of the certificate in the configuration database. When Veeam Backup & Replication connects to the appliance, the appliance is shown in the Veeam Backup & Replication console as unavailable.
If you change the password of a Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure user whose credentials are used by Veeam Backup & Replication to connect to the backup appliance, you must also change this user password in the Veeam Backup & Replication console as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Editing and Deleting Credentials Records. Otherwise, the connection will not be established.