Microsoft Azure: Avoid unknown or accidental deletion of Azure resources

Azure has role-based access control (RBAC) to restrict access to resources and management features, but it can’t be used to quickly prevent the users from accidentally deleting a resource.

One of my friends called and asked How to avoid unknown or accidental deletion of Azure resources by other users, In this article, will share the steps, Azure resource lock implementation, Which Prevents Accidental Deletion of Resources.

Microsoft Azure: Avoid unknown or accidental deletion of Azure resources

Type Azure Lock

Microsoft provided two types of azure resource lock

CannotDelete 

 Lock prevents users from deleting a storage account, but permits reading and modifying its configuration.

Type Azure Resource Lock

ReadOnly 

Lock prevents users from deleting a storage account or modifying its configuration but permits reading the configuration.


Type Azure Resource Lock

User role Administrator and owner can modify the above two azure lock features.

Configure Azure Lock

We will see the following steps for how to configure azure lock using the Azure portal.

Step 1: Navigate to your storage account, or if you have not created it before, I have shared steps in my previous article about how to create an Azure storage account.

Microsoft Azure: Avoid unknown or accidental deletion of Azure resources

Step 2: On Storage account quick setting menu and Select on Lock, the lock list showing empty means, they are is no lock available on existing so click on Add for new lock configuration

Microsoft Azure: Avoid unknown or accidental deletion of Azure resources

Create new Lock

As mentioned above, Resource lock has two types, so select the Lock type as per your need and provide the lock name and description for understanding.

Microsoft Azure: Avoid unknown or accidental deletion of Azure resources

After clicking on Ok, You will get the following list screen with Lock Name, type, and Edit. Edit Options for Edit the name and type, delete option for deleting the lock associated with a storage account.

Microsoft Azure: Avoid unknown or accidental deletion of Azure resources

Resource Lock testing

You can navigate to Storage account and click on Delete

Microsoft Azure: Avoid unknown or accidental deletion of Azure resources

After clicking on the delete option, Immediately Azure intelligent will show the notification saying you can’t delete because of the Resource lock

Microsoft Azure: Avoid unknown or accidental deletion of Azure resources

Summary

You have learned now and How to Avoid Accidental Deletion of Azure Resource on the Azure Portal and available lock options. If you have questions, Keep continuing to post your comment below.

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