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Automating Azure Remediation for Policy Initiatives with Azure PowerShell

Automating Azure Remediation for Policy Initiatives with Azure PowerShell

Introduction and Current Challenges:

Policy remediation is a critical aspect of Azure Policy, a service in Microsoft Azure used to create, assign, and manage policies. These policies impose various rules and effects over your resources, ensuring compliance with your corporate standards and service-level agreements.

 

One of the key challenges is the inconvenience of manually creating remediation tasks for each policy inside an initiative assignment, which could be time-consuming. In this post, you will learn how to address this challenge with Azure PowerShell by automating the creation of remediation tasks that apply to all policies of an initiative.

 

Prerequisites:

To follow along, you'll need these prerequisites:

  1. An active Azure Subscription.
  2. Azure PowerShell installed. If you haven't installed it yet, refer to How to install Azure PowerShell | Microsoft Learn.
  3. A clear understanding of Azure Policy and Policy Remediation. Check Remediate non-compliant resources - Azure Policy | Microsoft Learn for more information.

Automating Remediation Tasks for a Policy Initiative:

This tutorial demonstrates how to automate the creation of remediation tasks for a policy initiative using Azure PowerShell. The script loops through each of the initiative's policies and creates a remediation task for all "deployIfNotExists" or "modify" effect policies with non-compliant resources.

Summary and Conclusion

This post highlights the common challenge of dealing with policy remediation tasks for policy initiatives and describes a solution using Azure PowerShell to automate the process. The provided script enables an effortless loop through all non-compliant policies and starts remediation tasks for each, saving valuable time.

 

Disclaimer: The sample script is provided as is, without a warranty of any kind. Use at your own risk and test before deploying to a production environment. Microsoft is not liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the use of or inability to use the sample script.

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