Securing your secrets using Azure Key Vault and Virtual Machine Managed Identity
I read a great blog post by Thomas Thorton today on how to use managed identities to access secrets in Azure Key Vault through virtual machines. Microsoft has made it extremely easy these days to link identity of applications and services in a way that allows you limited access to sensitive materials. Thomas does a great job to show step by step how to link your virtual machine to extract creds from Azure Key Vault.
If you want to learn more about how managed identities work, I suggest you check out the Microsoft documentation here. There is also a great Azure Friday video on the topic: