Azure Governance

Azure Governance is a portfolio of platform capabilities that helps customers address the need for control at scale without sacrificing developer agility. This includes services like Azure Policy, Azure Blueprints, Azure Resource Graph & Management Groups.

More details about the services are available in the Azure Governance documentation. If you have a technical issue, please open a post on the developer forums through Stack Overflow.

Products that we listen to in this space include: Azure Policy, Azure Blueprints, Azure Resource Graph, Azure Subscriptions and Azure Management Groups

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  1. Azure Blueprint (policy assignment) - Tag value should accept null values so we can put the tag later on.

    Azure Blueprint (policy assignment) - Tag value should accept null values. For example, we want to put 'function' tag in each VM and function can be app, db, ad etc. If we put 'app' as a value then all the VMs will have the same tag. We want to be 'function' tag there but we want to put the value at the time of creation as per the role of VM.

    Another one, Azure Blueprint (policy assignment). When we delete the blueprint, the blueprint got deleted but the policy does not get deleted. In this case, we have to delete…

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  2. Azure Blueprints sample for Service Fabric Cluster

    It would be great to have a sample Azure Blueprints for stamping out different Service Fabric clusters. Unfortunately I haven't managed to find a sample online and tried to create one manually but failed as I am totally new to Azure and there are way too many pieces required for a putting together an Azure Blueprints for a secured multi-node type Service Fabric cluster.

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  3. Add "evaluate" booleans to Azure Policy ARM schema definitions

    If you are working with policies, and have existing parameters and rules file from working with CLI / PowerShell, then you cannot copy and paste the JSON into the policyRule and parameters properties in Microsoft.Authorization/oplicyDefinitions. It will error.

    I suggest adding evaluatePolicyRule and evaluateParameters booleans, both defaulting to false. Also an evaluate boolean that sets both of the above, also defaulting to false.

    The tags.initiative.json shows my workaround, but it is very ugly. The tags.initiative.2.json file shows how I think it could and should look.

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  4. Errors when applying the ISO 27001 Shared Blueprint

    When applying the ISO 27001 blueprint, I get a number of errors when using different parameter permutations.

    My parameters are to constrain it to the UK (South) and to limit the types of Storage Accounts.

    There is also an issue with the resource group parameter, it is missing a leading / before the "providers" value.

    [concat(subscription().id, '/resourceGroups/', concat(parameters('organization'),'-sharedsvcs-log-rg'), '/providers/Microsoft.OperationalInsights/workspaces/', concat(parameters('organization'), '-sharedsvcs-log'))]

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  5. Ability to chain/link blueprints together

    It would be handy to be able to group/chain together blueprints in order to be able to define a "product". For example:

    Within a company, there are many distinct product offerings, some API's, some Service Fabric apps and some containerised apps.

    Some of these may need to have the standard offering for a SQL Server, a Web App and a Storage account. Others may need access to a Service Fabric cluster and other such Azure services.

    Within the ARM templates, these things can all be linked whereby the definition of a SQL Server is a linked artefact and the same…

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  6. Description to Role Assignment

    Add descriptions to Role assignment when value must be specified that shows up when assigning the blueprint to an Subscription.

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  7. Blueprints for Resource Groups

    I would love to have the blueprints for resource groups as well.

    To quote from your documentation:

    'With Blueprints, the relationship between the blueprint definition (what should be deployed) and the blueprint assignment (what was deployed) is preserved. This connection supports improved tracking and auditing of deployments. Blueprints can also upgrade several subscriptions at once that are governed by the same blueprint.'

    Replace "subscription" with "resource group" in the text above and there you have my request. :)

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  8. Get policy state return all objects

    When getting policy state it only returns non-compliant objects. If the results returned all objects it would be easier to get an overview of compliance status for the environment.

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  9. Add Subscription RBAC Management Access using ARG

    Currently I am not able to find way to get details of the access control for the subscriptions to be queried using the Azure Resource Graph explorer.

    Example: Requirement to have subscription Name, Group or user name, Access level (Owner, reader, contributor etc.)

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  10. Azure Policy Initiatives - allow Policy exclusion changes

    An initiative contains multiple policies, and need to be able to exclude application of a child policy while maintaining enforcement of the other policies within. Today, it is 'all or nothing' application of the initiative.

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  11. Support query Hybrid worker groups

    I would like to query all hybrid worker groups

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  12. Support query AAD App Registrations and AAD Groups.

    I would like to query to find AAD App Registrations and AAD Groups. We would use this to replace how we are automating orphaned app regisrations and unassigned AAD groups.

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  13. Better support for SecureString parameters via Portal

    I am developing a Blueprint with an ARM template artifact that allocates an Azure KeyVault (along with a few other resources in the stack).


    1. I would like to initialize several secrets via "securestring" parameters from the Portal.

    2. I would like to optionally update such secrets via subsequent assignment operations from the Portal.

    To use "securestring" parameters currently, first requires initializing a reference Key Vault with the secrets in question. It's a catch-22 scenario. Also, since regular "string" type parameters show up in clear text in the deployment history, there is no secure way to initialize Key Vault secrets by simply…

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  14. Provide alternative to Policy Aliases

    Provide an alternative to Policy Aliases for fields that need to evaluated during policy rule conditions. Ideally using a function that supports a custom path (for example such as: "Microsoft.Logic/workflows/definition/triggers/manual/kind").

    This will allow for more advanced conditions to be created for policy evaluations without first having to contact Microsoft support (and raise a support ticket) for each new alias needed.

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  15. Give 'Management group contributor' delete rights on the Management Group

    Management group contributor should have delete rights on the management group. This is currently not the case.

    'Not authorized to delete'.

    Or else, foresee another Role that has delete rights on the Management Group, without being distributed to the subscriptions below (eg. the owner can delete the group, but is immediately owner in the underlying subscriptions as well).

    Thanks !
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  16. KQL to query Azure VM's status

    Would like a way to use Azure Resource Graph to query all VM's and filter out deallocated VM's (VM status).

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  17. Ability to export Blueprint

    Ability to export Blueprint and utilise in another tenant would save extreme amount of man hours replicating them.

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  18. Within a Blueprint, allow for the creation and RBAC of Resource Groups based on an array

    Suppose I have a standard set of Resource Groups that I want to be created for each subscription - think of them as team names for the sake of this example).

    Within the ARM template, I have a variable (using parameters) containing an array of team names I want to create.

    Within the blueprint, I want to be able to enumerate over this array and create the RG's using variable substitution to adhere to a naming convention. Each RG then having a consistent set of RBAC applied.

    After triggering the BluePrint, I would have the confidence that the subscription exactly…

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  19. Azure Policy - Support for Array type in Like conditions

    like only works with strings, not arrays per Azure Policy conditions.

    It should work with arrays with a wild card
    [
    "Microsoft.Compute/",
    "Microsoft.Resources/
    ",
    "Microsoft.Sql/",
    "Microsoft.Network/
    "
    ]

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  20. Azure Resource Graph

    Allow to query "Azure Resource Graph " across EA accounts. In EA accounts we have multiple tenants.

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