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:

  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. Note that the code will expire in 15 minutes.
  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 and click Next.


Step 3a. Creating Service Account Automatically 

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