It’s important to note that the standard access policy defaults to full access, so administrators should look to modify that. Azure Key Vault provides a set of advanced policies that control the ways in which Azure services interact with the AKV. Best practice is to allow all Azure services some degree of access.
While IT administrators may find Azure Key Vault to be intimidating initially, once they learn its nuances they’ll find the benefits of using the system far outweigh the up-front work. Its added security and ease of use make AKV well worth the effort, especially for SMBs with an IT department.
AMOL DALVI is vice president of product at Nerdio, where his passion lies in building easy-to-use, uber-intuitive software products. A true software geek, Dalvi’s tech career began in software development in the ’90s and hasn’t slowed down since. Prior to joining Nerdio, Dalvi was CTO and co-founder of a marketing software firm as well as an angel investor in a handful of innovative startup companies in Indianapolis. When Dalvi isn’t banishing IT headaches for SMBs by making magic happen behind the scenes at Nerdio, you’ll find him biking, hiking, running, or walking the many beautiful trails in Southern California.