Manage users

As an admin user, you can manage user accounts using the Admin Console, the SCIM API, or a SCIM-enabled Identity Provider like Azure Active Directory. This article discusses user management using the Admin Console.

Users list

You can use the Users tab on the Admin Console to:

  • Add and remove users.
  • Grant and revoke the ability to create clusters (if Cluster access control has been enabled for the workspace).
  • Grant and revoke administrator rights, by selecting the Admin checkbox.

In the example above, William is an administrator and Greg can create clusters.

You can also perform the following user management tasks in other parts of the Admin Console, covered in other articles:


Users with the Contributor or Owner role on the workspace resource can sign in as administrators via the Azure portal. For more information, see Assign account admins.

Add a user

  1. Go to the Admin Console.

  2. On the Users tab, click Add User.

  3. Provide the user email ID.

    You can add any user who belongs to the Azure Active Directory tenant of your Azure Databricks workspace.

    Add user

  4. If cluster access control is enabled, the user is added without cluster creation permission.

Remove a user

  1. Go to the Admin Console.
  2. On the Users tab, find the user and click the Remove User Icon at the far right of the user row.
  3. Click Remove User to confirm.