Create an Enterprise Agreement subscription

This article helps you create an Enterprise Agreement (EA) subscription for yourself or for someone else in your current Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) directory/tenant. You may want another subscription to avoid hitting subscription quota limits, to create separate environments for security, or to isolate data for compliance reasons.

If you want to create subscriptions for Microsoft Customer Agreements, see Create a Microsoft Customer Agreement subscription. If you're a Microsoft Partner and you want to create a subscription for a customer, see Create a subscription for a partner's customer. Or, if you have a Microsoft Online Service Program (MOSP) billing account, also called pay-as-you-go, you can create subscriptions starting in the Azure portal and then you complete the process at


You can't provision Azure resources such as subscriptions, virtual machines, Azure web apps, or Azure functions in an Azure AD B2B or Azure AD B2C tenant. You must create those resources in your Azure AD tenant.

To learn more about billing accounts and identify your billing account type, see View billing accounts in Azure portal.

Permission required to create Azure subscriptions

You need the following permissions to create subscriptions for an EA:

Create an EA subscription

An account owner uses the following information to create an EA subscription.


If you want to create an Enterprise Dev/Test subscription, an enterprise administrator must enable account owners to create them. Otherwise, the option to create them isn't available. To enable the dev/test offer for an enrollment, see Enable the enterprise dev/test offer.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.
  2. Navigate to Subscriptions and then select Add.
    Screenshot showing the Subscription page where you Add a subscription.
  3. On the Create a subscription page, on the Basics tab, type a Subscription name.
  4. Select the Billing account where the new subscription will get created.
  5. Select the Enrollment account where the subscription will get created.
  6. Select an Offer type, select Enterprise Dev/Test if the subscription will be used for development or testing workloads. Otherwise, select Microsoft Azure Enterprise.
    Screenshot showing the Basics tab where you enter basic information about the enterprise subscription.
  7. Select the Advanced tab.
  8. Select your Subscription directory. It's the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) where the new subscription will get created.
  9. Select a Management group. It's the Azure AD management group that the new subscription is associated with. You can only select management groups in the current directory.
  10. Select more or more Subscription owners. You can select only users or service principals in the selected subscription directory. You can't select guest directory users. If you select a service principal, enter its App ID.
    Screenshot showing the Advanced tab where you specify the directory, management group, and owner for the EA subscription.
  11. Select the Tags tab.
  12. Enter tag pairs for Name and Value.
    Screenshot showing the tags tab where you enter tag and value pairs.
  13. Select Review + create. You should see a message stating Validation passed.
  14. Verify that the subscription information is correct, then select Create. You'll see a notification that the subscription is getting created.

After the new subscription is created, the account owner can see it in on the Subscriptions page.

Can't view subscription

If you created a subscription but can't find it in the Subscriptions list view, a view filter might be applied.

To clear the filter and view all subscriptions:

  1. In the Azure portal, navigate to Subscriptions.
  2. At the top of the list, select the Subscriptions filter item.
  3. At the top of the subscriptions filter box, select All. At the bottom of the subscriptions filter box, clear Show only subscriptions selected in the global subscriptions filter.
    Screenshot showing the Subscriptions filter box with options.
  4. Select Apply to close the box and refresh the list of subscriptions.

Create an Azure subscription programmatically

You can also create subscriptions programmatically. For more information, see Create Azure subscriptions programmatically.

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