Step 3a. Creating Service Account Automatically
[This step applies only if you have selected the Create service account automatically option at the Select Service Account Type step of the wizard]
When you choose to create a service account automatically, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure creates a new Azure AD application in your Microsoft Azure Active Directory.
To create a new Azure AD application, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure uses the Microsoft Azure Cross-platform Command Line Interface (Azure CLI). To authenticate Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure to the Azure CLI, you must provide a single-use verification code.
At the Logon to Azure step of the wizard, do the following:
- Click Copy code to clipboard.
- Click https://microsoft.com/devicelogin.
- On the Microsoft Azure device authentication page, do the following:
- Paste the code that you have copied and click Next. Note that the code will expire in 15 minutes.
- 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.
- Back to the Add Azure Account wizard, check whether any errors occurred during the authentication process and click Next.