View the service principal of a managed identity using Azure CLI

Managed identities for Azure resources provide Azure services with an automatically managed identity in Azure Active Directory. You can use this identity to authenticate to any service that supports Azure AD authentication without having credentials in your code.

In this article, you learn how to view the service principal of a managed identity using Azure CLI.

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Prerequisites

View the service principal

This following command demonstrates how to view the service principal of a VM or application with managed identity enabled. Replace <Azure resource name> with your own values.

az ad sp list --display-name <Azure resource name>

Next steps

For more information on managing Azure AD service principals using Azure CLI, see az ad sp.