On Azure subscriptions

what I have I use it for hosting a knowledgebase. I am the only user

I wanted to use a test subscription so I can collaborate with colleagues. SO I have created a new subscription using the "ADD" on subscriptions palette.

I was able to create a new one but it is named the same as the one before "Pay-as-you-go".

I have left the old one as is as I don't have anything impacted in the renaming process. Just didn't want to take a chance.

So I have renamed the new one.

I have renamed wrong first.

So, spell correctly and get your subscription name right before you do anything else

I could not find any buttons on the subscription screen.

It showed only the original one

I had to use "change directory" and select both subscriptions to see both

It is not clear when I relogin next time what it will show

There is a danger to have them both show up as I won't be too sure which subscription I am working with for inner screens.

will sure find out

How do I add users to an azure subscription?

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I have asked a question about this on MSDN forums

How do I add an existing microsoft personal account to an azure subscription that I own?

I have an azure account which is logged in through my "microsoft personal" account.

there are 2 subscriptions in this azure account.

One of these accounts i want to give access to a friend of mine who has a personal email that is tied to a "microsoft account" (or live id). Say this is x@y.com

how do I make the user x@y.com as one of the users on my subscription so that

x@y.com can login using his normal microsoft account credentials and I don't have to send him a userid/password.

How can I provide SSO to an azure account from a microsoft personal account?

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This might answer that question

Read this: Azure AD, B2B, B2C

Read this as well: Properties of an Azure Active Directory B2B collaboration user

The guest users are documented here: Also called AD B2B

How can I give an Active Director B2B guest access to azure resources

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How to make a user an administrator of a subscription

Who is the owner of an azure subscription if there is no explicit user assigned?

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A detailed document on Azure roles

Add or change Azure subscription administrators

Difference between Azure active Directory and Azure Active Directory Tenant

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Quickstart: Add guest users to your directory in the Azure portal

To know what you can do as a guest user read these docs on Azure B2B


Sign in to the Azure portal as an Azure AD administrator.

In the left pane, select Azure Active Directory.

Under Manage, select Users.

1. Go to subscription

2. go to "Access Control" (IAM) on the menu left menu

3. Add a new role assignment

4. Select your role as "owner"

5. You will see listed users below. Select the user you want to assign that role

6. Save (at the bottom)

This is documented here

May be a better way to do this is through "groups". next time/