Add a co-administrator to an Azure subscription

Add a co-administrator to an Azure subscription

Updated: August 23, 2014

You can add users as co-administrators for a subscription using their Microsoft account or organizational account. To do this, you must be a co-administrator or the Service Administrator for the subscription yourself, and you should be designated as a global administrator in the directory for the subscription. Adding co-administrators using organizational accounts is recommended. See Manage Accounts, Subscriptions, and Administrative Roles for more information.

  1. Sign in to the Azure Management Portal. If you are a user in multiple Azure directories, click Subscriptions and then filter to view only the directory and subscriptions you want to edit.

  2. If necessary, create the user in the Azure directory associated with the subscription first. Learn how.

  3. In the navigation pane, click Settings, click Administrators, and then click Add.

  4. Type the users email address, select the subscriptions you want the user to access, and then click the check mark.

Once a user is added as a co-administrator, they can sign in to the Management Portal.

  • Co-administrators with an organizational account (for example or sign in to the portal using a password that they receive in email or that is provided by the system administrator.

  • Co-administrators with a Microsoft account (,, or sign in to the portal using the password for that account.

If a co-administrator cannot sign in to the portal, make sure that they are a member of the directory and that they are using the correct account and password. If necessary, go to the Active Directory section of the portal and reset the user’s password.

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