Azure diaries: can’t access KeyVault

Context: as a tenant administrator you can’t inspect KeyVault contents created by other people (“you are unauthorized to view these contents”).

Solution: assign yourself appropriate permissions like this:

Locate the KeyVault in the Azure portal:

  1. go to “Access policies”
  2. click “+Add Access Policy”
  3. Key permissions: everything under “Key Management Operations” and “Cryptographic Operations”
  4. Accordingly for key and certificate permissions
  5. Select yourself as principal
  6. Leave the Authorized application empty
  7. Add
  8. Save

One thought on “Azure diaries: can’t access KeyVault

  1. Thanks George. This helped as the Microsoft documentation doesn’t adequately describe this step.


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