Create an offer in Azure Stack

Applies to: Azure Stack integrated systems and Azure Stack Development Kit

Offers are groups of one or more plans that providers present to users to purchase or subscribe to. This document shows you how to create an offer that includes the plan that you created in the last step. This offer gives subscribers the ability to provision virtual machines.

  1. Sign in to the Azure Stack administrator portal (https://adminportal.local.azurestack.external) > click New > Tenant Offers + Plans > Offer.

  2. In the New Offer pane, fill in Display Name and Resource Name, and then select a new or existing Resource Group. The Display Name is the friendly name for the offer. This friendly name is the only information about the offer that the users see when subscribing. Therefore, be sure to use an intuitive name that helps the user understand what comes with the offer. Only the admin can see the Resource Name. It's the name that admins use to work with the offer as an Azure Resource Manager resource.

  3. Click Base plans to open the Plan pane, select the plans you want to include in the offer, and then click Select. Click Create to create the offer.

  4. Click All Resources, search for your new offer, click on the new offer, click Change State, and then click Public.

Offers must be made public for users to get the full view when subscribing. Offers can be:

  • Public: Visible to users.
  • Private: Only visible to the cloud administrators. Useful while drafting the plan or offer, or if the cloud administrator wants to create each subscription for users.
  • Decommissioned: Closed to new subscribers. The cloud administrator can use decommissioned to prevent future subscriptions, but leave current subscribers untouched.

Changes to the offer are not immediately visible to the user. To see the changes, you might have to logout/login to see the new subscription in the “Subscription picker” when creating resources/resource groups.


You can also create default offers, plans, and quotas by using PowerShell as explained in the Azure Stack Service Administrator readme.

Next steps

Create subscriptions
Provision a virtual machine