Authenticate to Azure DevOps without user's DevOps PAT


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Jun 24, 2022
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Currently we use an approach to reach DevOps and trigger "release pipelines" from a specific VM1 by utilizing user's DevOps PAT. We run PowerShell commands below at VM1:

$userPatToken = "xxxdfdgklfdgofkglfg4565gfhgfhgfh4gf54h54545fhfghfdffg"
$base64AuthInfo = [Convert]::ToBase64String([Text.Encoding]::ASCII.GetBytes(("{0}:{1}" -f "", $userPatToken)))
Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Uri $url -ContentType "application/json" -Headers @{Authorization = ("Basic {0}" -f $base64AuthInfo) }

The user is AAD one, is there a way to use it's let say AAD credentials and authenticate to DevOps and do the same? Or may there is a way to use VMs system managed (or any user managed) identity to authenticate into DevOps and trigger release pipelines? We do not want to be dependent of the user's PAT. It should be written in PowerShell.
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