Configuration and User Guide

Introduction : Cloudneeti is a governance cohort, bringing together an integrated approach across various disciplines of governance. With some simple configurations, Cloudneeti can help you pull information from applications / systems deployed on Azure and inform you through various notifications, dashboards and reports about –

  1. Compliance against industry standards such as PCI DSS 3.2, HIPAA, Cyber Security Foundations, Security Benchmark, NIST CSF, GDPR.
  2. Optimizing your Spend on the cloud subscription (are you over-subscribed or under-subscribed)
  3. Reliability of your cloud environments (efficacy of backups, downtime alerts)
  4. Reducing Risk by detecting and alerting non-compliant configurations

Types of User Roles

License Administrator Subscription Administrator Subscription Reader
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Onboarding Azure Subscriptions to Cloudneeti

To onboard an Azure subscription to your Cloudneeti product

Click on Get Started --> Wizard Screen will appear:

Get Started

Step 1:

After clicking on Get started, portal displays "Register your Azure Active Directory Tenant" page for entering the information related to Azure Tenant. Create Tenant

Step 2:

Once the Tenant details are saved, portal displays "Sign-in to connect your Azure Subscription" and provides two option for connecting as follows Sign-in to connect your Azure Subscription

Step 3:

The first step of the Wizard contains introductory information, read Pre-Requisites, Instructions, Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Click on Continue button



Next step of the Wizard will ask you to enter Subscription details for which you would want Cloudneeti to monitor and get alerted on your security and compliance posture of the entire environment, all fields are mandatory.

Setup Subscription


Next step of the Wizard will allow you to Enable or Disable Policies/Rules around governance monitoring


Select down arrow/+ sign to expand the list of policies/rules you would want to enable or disable, select respective check box and Click Save and Continue button.



Next step of the Wizard will allow you to configure the Reports and Notifications.

You can use existing Azure Storage account or can create new one. For creating new Storage account, select More Services in Azure portal and search for Storage accounts and open the blade.


Click on Add, for adding new Storage account.


Enter valid storage account Name and select the subscription. Select existing resource group or create new resource group. You can modify other options as per the requirement and finally click on the create Button.


Which will create new storage account. Open your storage account blade and then you can copy storage account name and key1 by clicking on Access Keys.


In this step, enter Azure Storage account name and key which will used for storing the Benchmark Reports (Word Document). You can download the latest report from the portal by accessing Benchmark Dashboards. For accessing all the previous reports, you can access it from the storage account.

Reports and Notifications


Next step is to setup the schedule for scan interval/frequency. Select frequency and next run time then Click Save and Continue button.



Last step from the wizard is to invite users by selecting check box from the list of users with the VM link to the Cloudneeti application informing that, Cloudneeti application has been installed and they can now access it.

Click on Finish button.

Invite Users

After completion of above steps successfully, you will be redirected to the status page.


Once all services are completed you will be automatically redirected to the Subscription Dashboard.


Steps for adding License Administrator:

As you are the first person for entering the Tenant details, you will be assigned the role of "License Administrator". You can add another License Administrator and to do so follow the menu Settings => Add License Administrator => Add New Add License Administrator This step could be followed at any time as per requirement and can be skipped for now.