Import Azure Active Directory into Turbot

Proper setup in the Azure tenant is required for import of an Azure Active Directory into Turbot.

All child resources of the Azure Active Directory will be discovered and subsequently entered into the Turbot CMDB, if permissions allow.

While you can import an Azure Subscription at the Turbot level, it is recommended that you import accounts into Turbot Folders, as it provides greater flexibility and ease of management. Define a Folder hierarchy prior to import.

Importing Azure Active Directory via Turbot Console (UI)

  1. At the main Turbot screen after logging in with Turbot/Admin permissions, click the IMPORT card in the top right.
  2. Select Azure Active Directory on the left.
  3. Use the Parent Resource dropdown menu to select where the Azure Active Directory will be imported to.
  4. Enter the Directory ID, Tenant (directory) ID, Client (application) ID, and Client Key (secret), as well as the Environment type then click Import.
  5. Congratulations! The active directory is now added as a child resource of the folder.

CMDB and Discovery controls are enabled by default and Turbot will begin discovering the resources in the Active Directory. Resources will start appearing right away, and resource discovery will continue to run in the background.

Import Active Directory via Terraform

Administrators can easily import Active Directory using Terraform. If your Terraform environment has not been setup, head on over to the Terraform Setup Page.

The Turbot Development Kit is a public repository that contains the necessary Terraform files to import an Azure Active Directory into Turbot:

# Create the Azure > Active Directory resource in Turbot
# Notice that "id" and tenantId" are the same value
resource "turbot_resource" "active_directory_resource" {
parent = id-of-parent-folder
type = "tmod:@turbot/azure-activedirectory#/resource/types/directory"
akas = ["azure:///directory/${var.azure_active_directory_id}"]
metadata = jsonencode({
"azure" : {
"tenantId" : "your tenant id" //highlight-line
data = jsonencode({
"id" : "your tenant id" //highlight-line
"tenantId": "your tenant id" //highlight-line
# Set the credentials for the Active Directory via Turbot policies
resource "turbot_policy_setting" "environment" {
resource =
type = "tmod:@turbot/azure#/policy/types/environment"
value = "Global Cloud" or "US Government" //highlight-line
resource "turbot_policy_setting" "clientKey" {
resource =
type = "tmod:@turbot/azure#/policy/types/clientKey"
value = "turbot app private client key" //highlight-line
resource "turbot_policy_setting" "clientId" {
resource =
type = "tmod:@turbot/azure#/policy/types/clientId"
value = "turbot app client id" //highlight-line
resource "turbot_policy_setting" "tenantId" {
resource =
type = "tmod:@turbot/azure#/policy/types/tenantId"
value = "your tenant id" //highlight-line