Sign up, sign in to Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps Services

In this article, learn how to sign up for Azure DevOps for free, sign in with a Microsoft or GitHub account, create an organization, create a project, and invite your teammates.

Sign up for Azure DevOps to upload and share code in free, unlimited private Git repositories.

Then, connect to your favorite development tool like Eclipse, Xcode, Visual Studio, IntelliJ, or Android Studio to work on apps anytime, anywhere.

Sign up for Azure DevOps with a personal Microsoft account

  1. Select the sign-up link for Azure DevOps.

  2. Enter your email address, phone number, or Skype ID for your Microsoft account. If you're a Visual Studio subscriber and you get Azure DevOps as a benefit, use the Microsoft account associated with your subscription. Select Next.

    Sign in with your Microsoft account

  3. Enter your password and select Sign in.

    If you don't have a Microsoft account, you can create a Microsoft account at this time.

    Enter your password and sign in

  4. To get started with Azure DevOps, select Continue.

    Choose Continue to sign up for Azure DevOps

An organization is created based on the account you used to sign in. Sign in to your organization at any time, (https://dev.azure.com/{yourorganization}).

You can rename and delete your organization, or change the organization location. To learn more, see Manage organizations.

For more information about renaming or changing the location of your organization, see the following articles:

If you signed in with an existing Microsoft account, your next step is to Create a project. If you signed in with a newly created Microsoft account, then your project is automatically created and named after your account name. To learn more about managing projects, see Manage projects.

Sign up for Azure DevOps with a GitHub account

Important

If your GitHub email address is associated with an Azure AD-backed organization in Azure DevOps, you can't sign in with your GitHub account, rather you must sign in with your Azure AD account.

  1. Select the sign-up link for Azure DevOps, Start free with GitHub. If you're already part of an Azure DevOps organization, select Sign in to Azure DevOps.

    Sign up for Azure DevOps

  2. Select Sign in with GitHub.

    Select Sign in with GitHub

    If you have an account in session already, select Use another account. You're taken to GitHub sign-in where you can enter your GitHub user name or email address.

  3. Enter your GitHub account credentials, and then select Sign in.

    Enter GitHub credentials

  4. Select Authorize Microsoft corporation.

    Authorize Microsoft

  5. To get started with Azure DevOps, select Continue.

    Choose Continue to sign up for Azure DevOps

An organization is created based on the account you used to sign in. Sign in to your organization at any time, (https://dev.azure.com/{yourorganization}).

You can rename and delete your organization, or change the organization location. To learn more, see Manage organizations.

Create a project

If you signed up for Azure DevOps with a Microsoft account (MSA), your project is automatically created and named.

If you signed up for Azure DevOps with an account other than an MSA, you're automatically prompted to create a project.

  1. Enter information into the form provided, which includes a project name, description, visibility selection, initial source control type, and work item process.

    Create project form ready for completion

    See choosing the right version control for your project and choose a process for guidance.

  2. When your project is complete, the welcome page appears.

    Project creation confirmation dialog, new nav

Invite team members

Give a team member access to your organization by adding their email address to your organization.

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

  2. Select Organization settings Organization settings.

    Open Organization settings

  3. Select Users > Add new users.

    Select Add new users

  4. Enter the following information:

    • Users: Enter the email address or ID of the user. You can add several email addresses by separating them with a semicolon (;).
    • Access level: Leave the access level as Basic for users who will contribute to the code base. To learn more, see About access levels.
    • Add to project: Put your cursor in the project box, and then select a project from the resulting list.
    • DevOps Groups: Leave as Project Contributors, the default security group for users who will contribute to your project. To learn more, see Default permissions and access assignments.
  5. When you're done, select Add to complete your invitation.

For more information about managing users and organization access, see Add organization users for Azure DevOps.

Next steps