Unable to create Unity Catalog Metastore in Azure Databricks Premium

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I have Azure MSDN subscription in which I have a Databricks and ADLS genn2 storage account and connector to Azure databricks running with managed identity setup running but I am still unable to create Unity Catalog Megastore in Azure Databricks Premium

My admin access in Admin console
Note: All my resources are in US east


I followed the following documentation- https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/databricks/data-governance/unity-catalog/create-metastore

I am account admin but still it doesn't work

My cluster single user ( access mode) based

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  1. PRADEEPCHEEKATLA-MSFT 59,351 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @Anonymous ,

    Thanks for the question and using MS Q&A platform.

    You must be an Azure Databricks account admin to getting started using Unity Catalog this can be done for first time using Azure Active Directory Global Administrator of your subscription.

    The first Azure Databricks account admin must be an Azure Active Directory Global Administrator at the time that they first log in to the Azure Databricks account console. Upon first login, that user becomes an Azure Databricks account admin and no longer needs the Azure Active Directory Global Administrator role to access the Azure Databricks account. The first account admin can assign users in the Azure Active Directory tenant as additional account admins (who can themselves assign more account admins). Additional account admins do not require specific roles in Azure Active Directory.

    How to identify your Microsoft Azure global administrators for your subscriptions?

    The global administrator has access to all administrative features. By default, the person who signs up for an Azure subscription is assigned the global administrator role for the directory. Only global administrators can assign other administrator roles.


    Login into the Azure Databricks account console via Global admin and then account admin can assign users in the Azure Active Directory tenant .


    For more details, refer to Azure Databricks - Get started using Unity Catalog and also refer to MS Q&A thread - How to access Azure Databricks account admin? addressing similar issue.

    Hope this will help. Please let us know if any further queries.


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