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Creating Service Principal

You can create a Service Principal to configure the native tools of Microsoft Azure to access the files or objects in Integrated Data Lake. By using the Service Principal, you can call Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) APIs directly. You can generate Service Principal for each environment with the specific access limited to your own data.

The Service Principal's ClientId or Secret are managed as per the guidelines.

Region deviation

Service Principal is available for Virtual Private Cloud.


To configure the native tools of Microsoft Azure with Service Principal, follow these steps:

  1. In the left navigation, click "Service Principal". The Service Principal screen is displayed.
  2. In the "Service Principal" screen, click create service principal.

  3. Enter the "Name" and path for "Service Principal".

  4. Check the box to access permission (Read, Write or Read and Write).
  5. Check the "Select Subtenant" box to choose the subtenant from the dropdown list.



The subtenant option is selected, if the Service Principal is for a subtenant.

6.Click "Save".
The created "Service Principal" details screen is displayed.



Maximum of five Service Principals are created in Integrated Data Lake.

A secret is created for the Service Principal to access the files or objects from the specified path. To create a secret, refer to Managing Service Principal.

Last update: May 31, 2024