Configuring an SDN connector using a managed identity
The Azure Active Directory managed identities for Azure resources feature solves the problem of storing service principal credentials in cloud applications like FortiGate NGFW VMs running in Azure.
Instead of authentication using service principal credentials, the SDN connector uses a service principal that the system assigns. The system creates the service principal when you enable managed identities on the VM. Afterward, Azure AD manages the service principal until you destroy the VM.