Create an organization or project collection

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Learn how to create an organization. An organization is used to connect groups of related projects, helping to scale up an enterprise. You can use a personal Microsoft account, GitHub account, or a work or school account. Use your work or school account to automatically connect your organization to your Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).


All organizations must be manually created via the web portal. We don't support automated creation of organizations. We do support automated organization configuration, project creation, and resource provisioning via REST API.


  • Read and understand how to Plan your organizational structure.

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

  • Organization names must start with a letter or number, followed by letters, numbers or hyphens, and must end with a letter or number.


Currently, you can only use letters from the English alphabet in your organization name.

Create an organization

  1. Sign in to Azure DevOps.

  2. Select New organization.

    Select New organization

  3. Confirm information, and then select Continue.

    Create your organization in Azure DevOps

    Taking you to your organization notification

    Congratulations, you're now an organization owner!

    Sign in to your organization at any time,{yourorganization}.

Create a project collection

A project collection is a container of projects. By grouping projects together, you can manage projects more efficiently and assign the same resources to those projects.

For more information about how to create a project collection, see create a project collection.

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