n the past, the process of encrypting a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure required an Azure AD app account to perform the work. Nowadays, we have a more straightforward way to encrypt our VMs in Microsoft Azure, and this new method has integration with Azure Portal. In this article, we are going to cover the basics to enable the encryption using the new method, including the creation of an Azure Key Vault. We will also include the steps that can be performed in the Azure Portal and the PowerShell cmdlets/functions to support the encryption process. There is no transition process from the previous method to this new one. The recommendation is to use this new method moving forward.
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