Individual accounts on

You must create an individual account to publish and manage packages on

Individual accounts vs. organization accounts

Your individual (user) account is your identity on and can be a member of any number of organizations. A package can belong to an organization account like it can belong to an individual account. Package consumers don't see any difference between an individual account or the organization account: both appear as package owners.

An organization account has one or more individual accounts as its members. These members can manage a set of packages while maintaining a single identity for ownership.

Add a new individual account

To create a account, you need to have a personal Microsoft account (MSA) or an Azure Active Directory (AAD) account. If you do not have one, you can create one. Follow the following steps if you have an MSA or AAD account.

  1. Go to the login page.

  2. Click on Sign in with Microsoft button.

  3. Enter your Microsoft account or Azure Active Directory account details.

  4. Please click Yes to accept the permissions to be given to the application.

    Giving permissions to

  5. You will be redirected to, and asked to register a username.

  6. Specify the username in the input box. Please note that the username is case sensitive and cannot be changed or renamed later.

    Specify a username on

  7. Click the Register button.

You now have a account. You can perform account management on the account settings page.

Enable two-factor authentication (2FA)

Two-factor authentication, or 2FA, is an extra layer of security used when logging into websites or apps. With 2FA, you have to log in with your Microsoft Account (MSA) and provide another form of authentication that only you know or have access to. To better protect your account, enable two-factor authentication (recommended).

  1. When logged into your account, open your profile and choose Enable under Login Account.

    Enable 2FA

    You will see a message that tells you that the next time you sign in to, you will be asked for additional credentials.

  2. To complete the authentication at this time, sign out and then sign in again.

  3. When you sign in, choose either text or e-mail as a second form of authentication.

    Verify the phone number or e-mail that is already associated with your Microsoft account. You may need to enter a new phone number or e-mail for your account. If so, enter the required information as instructed, and click Next.

    Enable 2FA and enter phone

  4. Check your device or e-mail account, and enter the code that you were just sent.

    Enable 2FA and enter code

  5. Follow any additional instructions to complete Two-factor authentication.


Enabling 2FA for your account does not impact authentication settings for other accounts or services that may be linked to the Microsoft account you use to login to

Delete a account

For help with additional account-related tasks, such as deleting a account, see account management.