In various ERP implementation & support projects, sometime it is very hard to replicate a production / UAT environment scenario in dev box for debugging or in some cases it is tedious to do any kind of unit testing due to lack of business data. But luckily, we can solve this problem by doing restoration of transaction database backup in your dev box from a UAT or production .In most of cases, developer can only access in his/her development box and developer is not allowed to access in UAT/Production sever . After restoring database backup, developer starts to face issue – “You are not authorized to login with your current credentials. You will be redirected to login page in few seconds” because his/her developer login ID is not available in AXDB D365 FO database .
To solve this issue, Microsoft has provided a tool called – AdminUserProvisioning.exe . After restoring the database from your UAT/PROD server in your development box, you can add your userId in your dev box D365 FO instance.
The path of tool AdminUserProvisioning.exe is C:\AOSService\PackagesLocalDirectory\bin\AdminUserProvisioning.exe
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Azure Blob Storage helps you create data lakes for your analytics needs and provides storage to build powerful cloud-native and mobile apps. Optimise costs with tiered storage for your long-term data and flexibly scale up for high-performance computing and machine learning workloads.
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 finance and operations, Entity store is database (AxDW) which you can use in D365 FO POWER BI dashboards for realtime analytical reporting . Click here to read more about entity store.
What is Azure Data Lake ?
Microsoft Azure Data Lake is cloud based storage and analytics service . Azure Data lake allows data scientist and data engineer to store any kind of large data and performing analytics, machine learning & AI operations on it. Click here to read more about entity store.
Quick Steps Exporting Entity Store in Azure Data Lake
Deploy a new storage account in azure portal. Don,t forget to mention Account kind as StorageV2. Most important, in Advance TAB Enable the Hierarchical namespaces feature else you will not be able to consume Azure Data Lake data in Power BI.
When the deployment is completed, go to your recently deployed storage account and navigate to Settings –> Access Keys . Note down the connection string value, it will be used in coming steps
Deploy a KEY VAULT resource in portal.azure.com as per your comfort.
After deployment of key vault , go to your Azure KEY VAULT resource and navigate to Settings — > Secrets.
Click on button + GENERATE/IMPORT & create a SECRET. Fill a name for the secret and not it somewhere as NAME will be used in next steps. In the VALUE Field please Enter the connection string i (connection string you obtained from previous steps inside STORAGE ACCOUNTS)
Secret KEY is created
Go to Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, and then select App registrations. You need to register an App
After registering you APP, navigate to –>API permission and Configured permissions as mentioned below.
In your registered APP, navigate to –> Certificates & secrets. Generate a new client secret and copy it immediately somewhere.
Now go back to your KEY VAULT Resource and click on access polices.
In the Select principal field, select the name of the application that you previously registered.In the Key permissions field, select Get and List permissions.In the Secret permissions field, select Get and List permissions.
Now open your D365 finance and operations environment and go the SYSTEM PARAMETERS . Fill the below details
Application ID: Enter the application ID of the Azure AD application that you registered earlier.
Application Secret: Enter the application key (secret) for the Azure AD application.
DNS name: Enter the DNS name of Key Vault.
Secret name: Enter the name of the secret that you added to Key Vault together with connection string information.
Validate and Test AZURE KEY VAULT as well as AZURE DATA STORAGE
Refresh Entity Store
Now your entity store is available in Azure Data Lake.
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