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Windows Azure – Add a new Co-Admin user account in Azure portal



In this article we are going to see how to add a new user account as a service administrator using Azure Management Portal


Basic idea behind this article is to give an overview of Why an additional account is required as an admin. Normally a site admin who takes care of the complete process which we required day-to-day can now be scheduled among a group of users as sub admins or co-admins. We will see on how to add a co admin for the present subscription.


Lets jump start to see the step by step process on how to add the Co-Admin user.


Login to the Windows Azure portal using the below link and we will see the screen as shown below



Provide your login credentials by clicking on the Sign in to management portal as highlighted in the above screen, after succesful login we will redirected to a nice interface as shown in the screen below


Click in the Hosted Services, Storage Account and CDN option of the left Menu as shown in the screen below


Now click on User Management Menu at the left of the screen as shown below. We will get the current user information(Service Administrator info)


Now to add a new Co-Admin click on the Add New Co-Admin button on the top left corner as shown in the screen below


We can see a pop up window requesting for the Co-administrators Windows Live ID and the subscription to which we are going to add the Co-Admin as shown in the screen below


Provide the Co-admin’s Windows Live id and select the Subscription check box as shown in the screen below and Click on the OK button


Process will take some time to load the new Co-Admin and we can see the progress as shown in the screen below


Once the process gets completed we can now see the new Co-Admin added to the present subscription as highlighted in the screen below. We can see the Access Role of the newly created user as Co-Administrator



So in this article we have seen on how to create a new Co-Administrator to the current subscription in Azure Management portal.

About Author: Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in ASP.NET/IIS Architecture. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the www.f5debug.net website and has authored books on Windows Phone and Business Intelligence(SSIS). He is also a Passionate Speaker and a Blogger on Microsoft Technologies.

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