# azure


07/16/2023, 9:54 PM
So I am relatively new to using pulumi for Azure and wanted to know as far as best practices for setting it up, do people use service principals primarily for CICD pipelines to execute the deployments with? What access do you give the service prinicpal as I seem to be constantly running into needing to add more capabilities to the user to deploy different resource types. I have found assigning contributor to the resource groups helps with this, but I still run into stuff occasionally that is not inside the contributor permission scope. Owner feels like a bad practice. What does the community do?