Azure Billing Account
Connect an Azure billing account to explore your cloud expenses and view financial optimization opportunities.
You willI need permissions within your organization to set up IAM access to your billing data. Contact your security team for assistance.
To connect an Azure billing account to Sedai, navigate to Integrations and click Add Integration, then Billing Account. Choose Azure for your provider and complete the following steps:
Choose the data you wish to grant Sedai access to. You can select one or both of the following options:
- Billing API: Used to create purchasing commitment recommendations
- Usage + Charges Reports: Used to provide spending insights and optimization opportunities
To receive optimal cost optimizations, it’s best to integrate both.
- Subscription ID: Find this by logging into your Azure portal then selecting Subscriptions on the home page. This will take you to a list of subscriptions where you can copy the desired subscription ID and paste into Sedai.
- Tenant ID: Find this by returning to the Azure portal. Search for and select Microsoft Entra ID. Under Basic Information, you will see the Tenant ID, which you can copy & paste into Sedai.
- Client Secret: Find this by returning to the Azure portal. Search for and select App registrations or Enterprise applications (depending on where your application is registered). Choose the specific application for which you want to view a client secret. Click Certificates & Secrets on the lefthand panel. Copy the Client Secret and paste into Sedai.
To connect Usage + Charge Reports, you will need the following information:
- Blob Endpoint: Find this by You can find this by returning to the Azure portal and searching for and selecting Storage Accounts. Choose the desired account, then search for and select Endpoints in the left-hand search bar. This will show your Blob Service Endpoint, typically in the format ‘https://yourstorageaccount.blob.core.windows.net’ Copy and paste intoSedai.
- Container Name: To find this, return to the Azure portal for the same storage account and search for and select Containers in the left-hand search menu. Click on the container that houses your Usage & Cost Reports data. The container name is visible in the "Name" column on the container's details page.
- Report Path Prefix: Enter the Report Path Prefix used within your own application or data management process.
Once all inputs are populated, click the Test Connection button. If the connection fails, please double-check that you've entered the correct information in each field.
Cost analysis and savings opportunities will populate in the Cost pages once the necessary data has been gathered (this may take awhile).