Author : MD TAREQ HASSAN | Updated : 2022/08/18

What is linked service?

Liked services represent connection information, specifies how to connect:

Types of linked services

Linked services are used for two purposes in ADF:

So, we can say that there are two types of linked services:

Managed identity as credentials for linked services

User-assigned managed identities can be used by ADF to create linked services. For example, we can create a user-assigned managed, assign appropriate role at storage account scope and then add this managed identity to ADF so that ADF can use that managed identity to create “data store linked service”.

User-assigned managed identity as credentials:

Now, we can create a new linked service and select User-assigned managed identity under authentication.