Lab 11 - Assign Azure resource roles in Privileged Identity Management

Note - This lab requires an Azure Pass. Please see lab 00 for directions.

Lab scenario

Microsoft Entra Privileged Identity Management (PIM) can manage the built-in Azure resource roles, as well as custom roles, including (but not limited to):

  • Owner
  • User Access Administrator
  • Contributor
  • Security Admin
  • Security Manager

You need to make a user eligible for an Azure resource role.

Estimated time: 10 minutes

Exercise 1 - PIM with Azure resources

Task 1 - Assign Azure resource roles

  1. Sign in to using a Global Administrator account.

  2. Search for and then select Privileged Identity Management.

  3. In the Privileged Identity Management page, in the left navigation, select Azure resources.

  4. On the top menu, select Discover resources.

  5. In the Azure resources – Discovery page, select your subscription.

    Screen image displaying the Azure resources discovery page with the subscription and manage resource highlighted

  6. In the Overview page, review the information.

    Screen image displaying the recently added Azure resource

  7. In the left navigation menu, under Manage, select Roles to see the list of roles for Azure resources.

  8. On the top menu, select + Add assignments.

  9. In the Add assignments page, select the Select role menu and then select API Management Service Contributor.

  10. Under Select member(s), select No member selected.

  11. In the Select Miriam Graham from your organization that will be assigned the role. Then chose Select.

  12. Select Next.

  13. On the Settings tab, under Assignment type, select Eligible.

  • Eligible assignments require the member of the role to perform an action to use the role. Actions might include performing a multi-factor authentication (MFA) check, providing a business justification, or requesting approval from designated approvers.

  • Active assignments do not require the member to perform any action to use the role. Members assigned as active have the privileges always assigned to the role.

  1. Specify an assignment duration by changing the start and end dates and times.

  2. When finished, select Assign.

  3. After the new role assignment is created, a status notification is displayed.

Task 2 - Update or remove an existing resource role assignment

Follow these steps to update or remove an existing role assignment.

  1. Open Microsoft Entra Privileged Identity Management.

  2. Select Azure resources.

  3. Select the subscription you want to manage to open its overview page.

  4. Under Manage, select Assignments.

  5. On the Eligible assignments tab, in the Action column, review the available options.

  6. Select Remove.

  7. In the Remove dialog box, review the information and then select Yes.