Quickstart: Buy Basic access for users

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In this quickstart, learn how to pay for more users who need access to Boards and Repos.

Visual Studio subscribers get Basic access included with their subscription, and their subscription is detected when they sign in to Azure DevOps for the first time.

To configure costs for Azure DevOps, see the pricing calculator.

Prerequisites

Ensure the following is true:

Increase amount of paid users

  1. Sign in to your organization (https://dev.azure.com/{yourorganization}).

  2. Select gear icon Organization settings.

    Open Organization settings

  3. Select Billing.

    Select Billing tab in Organization settings

  4. Enter the number of paid users, and then choose Save. You also see the number of free users that are included, which is separate.

    Increase the number of Basic users

  5. Select Confirm purchase.

    Select Confirm purchase to add more Basic users

  6. In Organization settings, select Users.

The number of users to whom you can assign Basic appears on the right side of your screen.

Number of users to whom you can assign Basic

Number of users to whom you can assign Basic

Note

Why can't I increase the number of paid users? We’re in the process of transitioning to assignment-based billing and your organization is set up for it already. Your charges will increase or decrease automatically as you assign and unassign Basic access to your users.

Assignment-based billing is already be set up for your organization

Decrease amount of paid users

As your team contracts, you can decrease the number of paid users in your organization.

Note

To reduce or cancel users who have paid Basic access for the next month, make your changes before the last day of the month. Your charges won't change until the next month because paid users are monthly purchases.

  1. Sign in to your organization (https://dev.azure.com/{yourorganization}).

  2. Select gear icon Organization settings.

    Open Organization settings

  3. Select Billing.

    Select Billing tab in Organization settings

  4. Enter a lesser quantity of paid users, and then choose Save.

    Decrease number of paid users

Next steps