Creating Repository Account Automatically

[This step applies only if you have selected the Create repository account automatically option at the Select Repository Account Type step of the wizard]

When you choose to create a repository account automatically, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure creates a new Azure AD application in your Microsoft Azure Active Directory. To create the Azure AD application, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure uses the Microsoft Azure Cross-platform Command Line Interface (Azure CLI). To authenticate to the Azure CLI, you must provide a single-use verification code.


  • If you have disabled the Users can register applications option in the Microsoft Azure portal, the Microsoft Azure account that you use to access the Azure CLI must be assigned the Application Developer, Application Administrator or Global Administrator role. For more information on  Azure Active Directory roles, see Microsoft Docs.
  • The Microsoft azure account which you used to access the Azure CLI must have the Microsoft.Authorization/*/Write permissions assigned in the subscription associated with the backup appliance. For more information on managing role permissions and security in Microsoft Azure, see Microsoft Docs.

At the Logon to Microsoft Azure step of the wizard, do the following:

  1. Click Copy code to clipboard.
  1. Click
  2. On the Microsoft Azure device authentication page, do the following:
  1. Paste the code that you have copied and click Next.
  2. Select an account that will be used to access the Azure CLI. The account must be assigned either the User Access Administrator or the Owner role.


Using a personal Microsoft account is not recommended — use a work account instead.

  1. Back to the Add Azure Account wizard, check whether any errors occurred during the authentication process.

Creating Account Automatically