Restrict organization creation via Azure AD tenant policy
Azure DevOps Services
In this article, learn how to turn on the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) tenant policy, which restricts users from creating an organization in Azure DevOps. This policy is turned off, by default.
You must be an Azure DevOps Administrator in Azure AD to manage this policy.
For more information about the new built-in Azure AD roles, see Administrator role permissions in Azure Active Directory.
If you don't see the policy section in Azure DevOps, you aren't an administrator. To check your role, sign in to the Azure portal, and then choose Azure Active Directory > Roles and administrators. In case that you aren't an Azure DevOps administrator, talk to your administrator.
You can also check your role using the Azure AD PowerShell module.
Turn on the policy
Sign in to your organization (
Select Organization settings.
Select Azure Active Directory, and then switch the toggle to turn on the policy, restricting organization creation.
Create allow list
With the policy turned on, all users are restricted from creating new organizations. Grant an exception to users or groups with an allow list. Users on the allow list can create new organizations, but they can't manage the policy.
- Select Add AAD user or group.
Create error message
When administrators, who aren't on the allow list, try to create an organization they get an error similar to the following example.
Customize this error message in the policy settings in Azure DevOps.
Select Edit display message.
Enter your customized message, and then choose Save.
The error message is customized.
Administrators, who aren't on the allow list, can't connect their organization to the Azure AD tenant where the policy is turned on.