Hello, Jorge is back. In a previous post, I showed you how to configure Azure Key Vault diagnostic parameters to send logs and metrics to a storage account, but because many of you have asked me to show you how to configure Azure Key Vault diagnostic parameters to send to a Log Analytics workspace. Today in this post, I will show you how to configure Azure Key Vault diagnostic parameters to send logs and metrics to a Log Analytics workspace using PowerShell and the Azure CLI.

Prerequisites

  • This tutorial assumes that you already have a Log Analytics Workspace. You can use an existing Workspace, or if you want to create a new one, check out this link.
  • This tutorial assumes that you already have an Azure Key Vault. You can use an existing Key vault, or if you want to create a new one, check out this link.

Important:  The Log Analytics workspace must be in the same region as your Azure Key Vault.

In the following examples, I will separately enable event and metric logging for Key Vault. This action can be done with a single command, but I prefer to run them separately to show you in more detail. Also, I will set the retention policy to 365 days, but if you do not want to apply any retention policy and retain data forever, set retention (days) to 0.

Azure PowerShell Workaround

The simplest way to get started is to sign in interactively at the command line.

This cmdlet will bring up a dialog box prompting you for your email address and password associated with your Azure account.
If you have more than one subscription associated with your mail account, you can choose the default subscription. To perform this task, we will use the following commands:

Once you set your default subscription, you’re ready to start.

Set the variables

Here, we define the characteristics of our environment and the resource’s properties.

To improve the visualization of the following commands, I will store the resources into variables.

Sets the logs and metrics settings for the Key Vault

To send the event log for Key Vault, you must use the Set-AzDiagnosticSetting cmdlet with the following syntax.

Set-AzDiagnosticSetting

If you also want to send the metric record for Key Vault, you must use the Set-AzDiagnosticSetting cmdlet with the following syntax.

Set-AzDiagnosticSetting

if you want to disable Key Vault logging, you should use the following command.

Azure CLI Workaround

In this case, we will use Azure Cloud Shell, a browser-based shell built into Azure Portal. This allows us to use the Azure command-line tools (Azure CLI and Azure PowerShell) directly from a browser. If you want to know more about Azure Cloud Shell, check out this link.
First, we define the characteristics of our environment and store the values in variables.

To improve the visualization of the following commands, I will store the resources into variables.

Sets the logs and metrics settings for the Key Vault

To send the event log for Key Vault, you must use the following command.

Key Vault Log Analytics

If you also want to send the metric record for Key Vault, you must use the following command.

Key Vault Log Analytics

if you want to disable Key Vault logging, you should use the following commands.

Thanks for reading my post. I hope you find it useful.

If you want to know more about Security recommendations for Azure Key vault, check out this link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/key-vault/general/security-recommendations