The Microsoft Azure EA portal issues an Azure EA security token for API access to the cost & usage data. This token expires every 6 month and because of that needs to be renewed in the Azure Cost Monitor on a regular basis. The Azure Cost Monitor team started the project about 5 months ago what means that the first Azure EA security tokens will expire soon. Because of that, we are pleased to announce the launch of the token update wizard which makes it as easy as possible to renew expired Azure EA tokens:
From today, the dashboard of the Azure Cost Monitor warns every user when the token is expired to ensure that every administrator always stays informed:
If you don’t update an expired token, the system stops syncing data from the Azure EA portal. As soon as the token is valid again the system is able to sync data from the Azure EA portal and is doing that automatically within the next sync cycle over night. We will also get the missed data from the days the token was expired. So no worries when you were in vacation or absent for a couple days.
We hope this feature makes it simple to maintain your Azure Cost Monitor account and makes it much easier for you to manage and control all costs. Any questions, wishes or ideas? Try our feedback portal or drop a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.