Quickstart: Create an organization

Azure DevOps Services

In this quickstart, you learn how to create an organization with a personal Microsoft account or a work or school account. Use your work or school account to automatically connect your organization to your Azure AD.


  1. Read and understand how to Plan your organizational structure.
  2. Do either of the following:

    • Complete the following steps to use only Microsoft accounts with your organization.

      Without Azure AD, you're solely responsible for controlling organization access. And all users must sign in with their Microsoft account. What are other differences?

      • If you don't have a Microsoft account, you can create one when you sign up for Azure DevOps.

      • Use your Microsoft account if you don't need to authenticate users for an organization with Azure AD. All users must sign in to your organization with a Microsoft account.

    • Complete the following steps to authenticate users and control organization access through your Azure AD.

Create an organization

  1. Go to Azure DevOps, and use either a Microsoft or Azure AD account to sign in. Choose Next.

    Enter your email address

    Got browser problems?

    Why am I asked to choose between my work or school account and my personal account?

    If you were previously signed up for Azure DevOps, select New organization.

    Select New organization

  2. Enter the name of your organization and select the location to host your projects from the dropdown menu. Choose Continue.

    Create your organization in Azure DevOps

    Taking you to your organization notification

    Congratulations, you're now an organization owner! You are prompted to create a project to get started. Create your first project screen in Azure DevOps

  3. Select Organization settings and Overview. Confirm or change your organization settings.

    Select Organization settings and Overview to review

    Confirm organization settings, Azure AD-backed

    If you're using an Azure AD account, confirm the directory that you're connected to. If you belong to multiple directories, ensure that you want to connect this directory to your organization. Changing the directory now is easier than changing the directory later.

To sign in to your organization at any time, go to (https://dev.azure.com/{yourorganization}).


If you activated your Visual Studio subscription with a Microsoft account, and your subscription includes Azure DevOps as a benefit, learn how to add your work or school account to your subscription so that you can use your subscriber benefits in Azure DevOps.

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