Import Azure Subscription into Turbot

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

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.

Import Azure Subscription 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 Subscription on the left.
  3. Use the Parent Resource dropdown menu to select where the Azure Subscription will be imported to.
  4. Enter the Subscription ID, Tenant (directory) ID, Client (application) ID, and Client Key (secret), as well as the Environment type then click Import.
  5. Congratulations! The subscription 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 Azure Subscription. Resources will start appearing right away, and resource discovery will continue to run in the background.

Import Subscription via Terraform

Administrators can easily import subscriptions 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 Subscription into Turbot:

Note that the linked baseline is for existing Azure subscriptions, but there are also baselines available that:

# Create the Azure > Subscription resource in Turbot
resource "turbot_resource" "subscription_resource" {
parent = var.parent_resource
type = "tmod:@turbot/azure#/resource/types/subscription"
metadata = jsonencode({
"azure" : {
"subscriptionId" : "your subscription id", //highlight-line
"tenantId" : "your tenant id" //highlight-line
data = jsonencode({
"subscriptionId" : "your subscription id" //highlight-line
# Set the credentials for the subscription via Turbot policies
# Azure > Environment
resource "turbot_policy_setting" "environment" {
resource =
type = "tmod:@turbot/azure#/policy/types/environment"
value = "Global Cloud" or "US Government" //highlight-line
# Azure > Client Key
resource "turbot_policy_setting" "clientKey" {
resource =
type = "tmod:@turbot/azure#/policy/types/clientKey"
value = "turbot application client key" //highlight-line
# Azure > Client ID
resource "turbot_policy_setting" "clientId" {
resource =
type = "tmod:@turbot/azure#/policy/types/clientId"
value = "turbot application client id" //highlight-line
# Azure > Tenant ID
resource "turbot_policy_setting" "tenantId" {
resource =
type = "tmod:@turbot/azure#/policy/types/tenantId"
value = "your tenant id" //highlight-line