Create Microsoft Service Principal

This page describes how to automatically create a Microsoft service principal using our IT documentation tool XIA Configuration.

Service principals are used to connect to Microsoft Online services such as Azure, Exchange Online and Entra ID.

Screenshot of a Microsoft Azure Tenant scan task in XIA Configuration
Create a service principal to scan Azure with XIA Configuration

Automatically create a Service Principal

XIA Configuration includes a Microsoft service principal creation tool which automatically creates a service principal:

Screenshot of the Microsoft Service Principal creation tool in XIA Configuration
Automatically create a service principal using XIA Configuration

Simply specify the Microsoft Online services you'd like to create the service principal for then press OK. You will be prompted to login using multi-factor authentication. The tool will then automatically create a service principal in the specified services and optionally create and assign a self-signed certificate.