Azure Policy helps set up rules to configure security conditions. Azure policies allow us to control the type of resources we want to deploy and the kind of access we want to give. We can also restrict access using Azure Policy, to prevent unauthorized actions. Moreover, it also provides us a complianceRefers to the compliance of Azure resources with a set of defined policies. report which mentions resources that are not compliant. Companies can also use it for auditing purposes.

A company can choose Microsoft’s built-in definitions or define its own. Azure gives us the option of both. Let’s see some scenarios:

  • An organization can define its own allowed Azure locations or resource types.

  • They can standardize a specific version of SQL Server or approve custom VM images.

  • They can even enforce their custom naming convention.

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