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CDP on Azure: Creation failed (freelpa creation operation failed)



I'm trying to register an environment in CDP from using Azure, following this guide:


All the steps work well, except the registration itself, which gives a 'Creation failed' error. 





Even worse, the Environment and Data Lake cannot be deleted. Even the deletion fails for some sort of deadlock between the two, as they were nor provisioned correctly.


Any advice?


PS: it's worth to note that the guide comes with a video too (, in which a role is created in Azure by copy pasting a JSON provided by the CDP UI. This json is not there anymore in the guide nor in the UI itself, so I guess it's ok?


Thanks and best regards,


Rising Star

Absolutely, we have a partner team that can work with you.


More info here:


Dear Paul,


after checking more documentation and guides online, I can't help but notice that the only thing that seems to be missing is the creation of a 'custom role' to be assigned to the app. Is this the 'mapping' you were referring to?


At this link ( in the Azure video, at minutes 5:00 you can see a JSON and at minute 6:55 this JSON is used to create and assign the custom role.

However, the guide online does not show this step, even though the JSON is visible in a screenshot (


As you can see in my own screenshot, then, the JSON in the current UI is not even visible.

Screenshot (61).png


 I can't seem to find any other missing step.


I had to delete the cluster in the meanwhile as every day was costing around 80 dollars of resources, so I was hoping to get more 'leads' on the error before I try again...


Thanks and best regards,

Rising Star

Hi Valerio,


First, regarding the app role, I think the quick start doc page is out of date (I reported this to our doc team).

You do not need to create a custom role, as long as you create your credential app like this (replace subscriptionId with your ID):

az ad sp create-for-rbac \
    --name http://your-cloudbreak-app \
    --role Contributor \
    --scopes /subscriptions/{subscriptionId}



Secondly, did you run step 3 completely?

Specifically, after the quick start, make sure to run this in an Azure bash shell post quickstart deployment (replace YOUR_SUBSCRIPTION_ID and YOUR_RG with the values used in quickstart):

export STORAGEACCOUNTNAME=$(az storage account list -g $RESOURCEGROUPNAME|jq '.[]|.name'| tr -d '"')
export ASSUMER_OBJECTID=$(az identity list -g $RESOURCEGROUPNAME|jq '.[]|{"name","principalId":.principalId}|select(.name | test("AssumerIdentity"))|.principalId'| tr -d '"')
export DATAACCESS_OBJECTID=$(az identity list -g $RESOURCEGROUPNAME|jq '.[]|{"name","principalId":.principalId}|select(.name | test("DataAccessIdentity"))|.principalId'| tr -d '"')
export LOGGER_OBJECTID=$(az identity list -g $RESOURCEGROUPNAME|jq '.[]|{"name","principalId":.principalId}|select(.name | test("LoggerIdentity"))|.principalId'| tr -d '"')
export RANGER_OBJECTID=$(az identity list -g $RESOURCEGROUPNAME|jq '.[]|{"name","principalId":.principalId}|select(.name | test("RangerIdentity"))|.principalId'| tr -d '"')
# Assign Managed Identity Operator role to the assumerIdentity principal at subscription scope
az role assignment create --assignee $ASSUMER_OBJECTID --role 'f1a07417-d97a-45cb-824c-7a7467783830' --scope "/subscriptions/$SUBSCRIPTIONID"
# Assign Virtual Machine Contributor role to the assumerIdentity principal at subscription scope
az role assignment create --assignee $ASSUMER_OBJECTID --role '9980e02c-c2be-4d73-94e8-173b1dc7cf3c' --scope "/subscriptions/$SUBSCRIPTIONID"
# Assign Storage Blob Data Contributor role to the loggerIdentity principal at logs filesystem scope
az role assignment create --assignee $LOGGER_OBJECTID --role 'ba92f5b4-2d11-453d-a403-e96b0029c9fe' --scope "/subscriptions/$SUBSCRIPTIONID/resourceGroups/$RESOURCEGROUPNAME/providers/Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts/$STORAGEACCOUNTNAME/blobServices/default/containers/logs"
# Assign Storage Blob Data Owner role to the dataAccessIdentity principal at logs/data filesystem scope
az role assignment create --assignee $DATAACCESS_OBJECTID --role 'b7e6dc6d-f1e8-4753-8033-0f276bb0955b' --scope "/subscriptions/$SUBSCRIPTIONID/resourceGroups/$RESOURCEGROUPNAME/providers/Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts/$STORAGEACCOUNTNAME/blobServices/default/containers/data"
az role assignment create --assignee $DATAACCESS_OBJECTID --role 'b7e6dc6d-f1e8-4753-8033-0f276bb0955b' --scope "/subscriptions/$SUBSCRIPTIONID/resourceGroups/$RESOURCEGROUPNAME/providers/Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts/$STORAGEACCOUNTNAME/blobServices/default/containers/logs"
# Assign Storage Blob Data Contributor role to the rangerIdentity principal at data filesystem scope
az role assignment create --assignee $RANGER_OBJECTID --role 'ba92f5b4-2d11-453d-a403-e96b0029c9fe' --scope "/subscriptions/$SUBSCRIPTIONID/resourceGroups/$RESOURCEGROUPNAME/providers/Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts/$STORAGEACCOUNTNAME/blobServices/default/containers/data"

Let me know if that works out for you.


Dear Paul,

thanks for the answer.

Yes, I did this step as you can see in screenshot 59 of the previous attachment.

HOWEVER, now that you gave me your version, I notice the following:


In the video ( as well as the file that the guide makes me download ( the variables values are wrapped in double quotes, and the ObjectID are just the strings copied from the Azure UI. So, I used this format:

export SUBSCRIPTIONID="27a6aae6-ce60-4ae4-a06e-cfe9c1e824d4"
export RESOURCEGROUPNAME="cdp-poc"
export STORAGEACCOUNTNAME="cdppoccp"
export ASSUMER_OBJECTID="45fef2ef-c25b-45d9-baab-049249d252b1"
export DATAACCESS_OBJECTID="1df6f883-dde7-4c28-8961-cd37a2125273"
export LOGGER_OBJECTID="b86d8a21-fed0-4cf4-a723-936baa3736f4"
export RANGER_OBJECTID="edbe4750-e2a5-4932-9edd-6f9477429838"

Looking at your version, you build these programmatically, so I went to look again and actually, the example in the very same guide is different than the video and the template itself. It has this format, with no quotes, and the objectIds have a prefix made of Storage Account name + Identity ID.

export SUBSCRIPTIONID=jfs85ls8-sik8-8329-fq0m-jqo7v06dk5sy
export RESOURCEGROUPNAME=azure-quickstart-test1
export STORAGEACCOUNTNAME=cdpazureqs
export ASSUMER_OBJECTID=cdpazureqs-Assumer-jd85mvh9-u86n-8j2d-54dg-jd72j5ki1sd2
export DATAACCESS_OBJECTID=cdpazureqs-DataAccess-peyc86sk346c-yj12-ys89-ye5m-zt6wlv95fi23
export LOGGER_OBJECTID=cdpazureqs-Logger-f63ucn04-hf52-rq87-b6gd-v86fds9ptk3g
export RANGER_OBJECTID=cdpazureqs-Ranger-gc86d0uq-l6o4-vx67-qh87-1jf74l0cbeq7

 Might this difference be the cause of the issue? Which one is the right version?


PS: As a matter of fact, if I go to my cloudbreak app Manifest right now I see this...


"appRoles": []

Can this be a hint?
Thanks and best regards,

Rising Star

Again, you have two issues here:

1. Making sure that your app has contributor role

2. Making sure that the identities you created with the quick start template have the right permissions


If you follow the instructions I gave you (create the proper app + run the script), it should work.


Hi Paul,


I've used the same commands that you shared.

Is there any way I can check if the contributor role is properly assigned before I go on and start the cluster yet again? That empty 'appRole' property in the manifest json makes me doubt, and it is empty even after creating a brand new app and running your script again.


Best regards,

Rising Star
This looks like a permission issue on your Azure subscription at the time
of creation.
Did you manage to get involved with our partner program?

We would like to help you out by sharing screen rather than finding the
needle in the haystack here 🙂


Hi Paul,


I agree, a call with a shared screen would be better.

So yes, I'm already in the Partner Program and I also got the Partner Development License in order to do this very same exercise with CDP.

However I can't access the cases in the Support Portal (I get a 'restricted access' message).

If I look at the Partner Development Subscription I see that Support is included with Gold and Platinum, but we are Silver... Maybe it depends on this?


I contacted our Partner Sales Manager to see if he can help out.


Best regards,