Setup Azure Pass for user who belongs to an Organization Account (AAD) Step-By-Step


Thought Leadership & Events

Organizational accounts (Azure Active Directory or Office 365 Accounts) are handled differently than standard Microsoft Accounts (LiveID). Also, they often have multi-factor authentication. Adding an Azure Pass to these types of an account is often not intuitive so here are the step-by-step instructions…

 

Step-By-Step…

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Description / Step breakdown
  1. Purpose: Login to Azure so background tasks are tied to the proper account.
    Login to Azure Portal using organization [school/student/company] email account (eg. dstolts@MIT.EDU)

    http://portal.azure.com

    Close all browser tabs and sessions, then open a new browser and navigate in your web browser to http://portal.azure.com

      • Sign in with your organizational [school/student/company] email account (eg. dstolts@MIT.EDU). You should see your organizational account email in the upper right corner.

     

  2. In some schools and businesses a second factor of authentication [MFA] is needed after you enter your standard username and password. This is often a phone call, SMS text message with a pin or a mobile app. If our organization has this you will need to finish the login as is dictated by the organization. This example is an example of MIT Login to Azure Portal (including MFA if required)


    Navigate in your web browser to http://portal.azure.com Sign in with your organizational credentials (eg. dstolts@MIT.EDU). You should see your organizational account email in the upper right corner.
  3. Now we need to Apply AzurePass Code to your Organizational [school/student/company] email account (eg. dstolts@MIT.EDU)

    You should have been given a pass by your TA or organizational leader. Perhaps they emailed it to you?

    Navigate in your web browser to    http://www.microsoftazurepass.com/

      • if required: Sign in with your organizational [school/student/company] email account (eg. dstolts@MIT.EDU) if required.
      • Enter country “United States” or other then Enter your code in the Azure Pass Code field and click submit.
      • If you get a message “Please sign in using your Organizational account or Microsoft account, fill out the remaining information, then click submit. No worries, Move to The next Step below; we need to finish the authorization at the organizational account.

    NOTE: if you click sign-in again you will get a different error: An account already exists for the provided email. Please sign out and sign in with a different Organization account or Microsoft account to continue. Please just skip to the next step.

  4. We have tied the AzurePass to your account now we need to Add a new subscription which will use the AzurePass that you just added to Azure Account. Azure Portal Add Subscription

    If you have any trouble getting to https://account.windowsazure.com/?WHR=azure.com  or logging into that site, or you do not have a “subscriptions” link.  See NOTE in description of this step.
    When you login you may have been redirected to login.live.com instead of Account.WindowsAzure.com (or ?.onmicrosoft.com). Make sure you use the entire url or click on the link on the sign-in screen that says Sign in with your organizational account.

    Then …
    Note: if you do not see an Add a Microsoft Azure Subscription you may have to wait 5-10 mins and try again.  You may also try closing all browser windows and repeat this step.

    Navigate in your web browser to https://account.windowsazure.com/?WHR=azure.com

    • Look in the upper right corner, if it does not show you are signed in by showing your email address.
    • Click the SIGN IN button and complete sign in with your organizational [school/student/company] credentials (eg. dstolts@MIT.EDU) [if required!].
    • You should see your organizational email address in the upper right corner.
    • Click subscriptions in the upper left corner.
    • AzurePortal-ManuallyAddSub
    • NOTE: if you do not see Subscriptions in the upper left corner then…
      • in the upper right corner, click Portal
      • Sign-in if required
      • scroll down in the left NAV to More Services
      • then scroll down the list (or use filter) to select subscriptions
      • Click Add.. continue below
    • Scroll down and Click Add a Microsoft Azure subscription.
    • On the SELECT AN OFFER page scroll down and click on Azure Pass.
    • Agree to the teams and click Purchase.
    • It will take a couple minutes to create your subscription. Once finished, click on the Start managing my service button. It will launch the portal (if authentication required, use your [school/student/company] email account (eg. dstolts@MIT.EDU)
  5. Let’s now confirm that everything worked. Azure Portal Verify Subscription – Legacy


    Note: the subscription named “Azure Pass” may be in a grey font and hard to read. No problem as long as it is there.
    If you do not see the subscription, close all browsers, wait 2 mins try again.

    Navigate in your web browser to http://manage.windowsazure.com. This is the legacy portal, scroll down on the left NAV to Settings. then under subscriptions you should see your Azure Pass. If it is not there close all browsers, wait 2 mins repeat this step [you will be forced to login again make sure you use your [school/student/company] email account (eg. dstolts@MIT.EDU)].The name of the subscription should be “Azure Pass” if you do not have an “Azure Pass” subscription then it did not succeed and you will need to repeat this step.

     

  6. There are two separate portals. We need to make sure that both received the AzurePass Subscription. Azure Portal Verify Subscription – Production Portal


    Note: the subscription may be in a grey font and hard to read. No problem as long as it is there.
    If you do not see the subscription, close all browsers, wait 2 mins try again.

    Close all browser tabs and sessions, then open a new browser and navigate in your web browser to http://portal.azure.com. This is the new production portal, scroll down on the left NAV to More Services then scroll down and select Subscriptions.

    You should see your subscription named “Azure Pass”. If you do not, then you will need to close all browser sessions, wait 2 mins and repeat this step [you will be forced to login again make sure you use your [school/student/company] email account (eg. dstolts@MIT.EDU)].