Manage your Azure Databricks account

This article describes how to manage account-level Azure Databricks configurations, including user management, workspace creation, and diagnostic logging, and learn when to use the Azure Databricks account console or the Azure portal to manage your account.

Manage your account using the Azure Databricks account console

The account console is where account admins manage Databricks account-level configurations. Tasks performed through the account console include managing Unity Catalog metastores and identity management.

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.

Access the account console

Account admins can access the account console at To access the account console from within a workspace:

  1. Click your email address at the top of the Databricks workspace UI.
  2. Select Manage Account.

The account console then opens to the read-only Workspace dashboard.

Account users who are not account admins can only access the account from Upon logging in, the account console opens to a list of their workspaces.

Account users


If you are in multiple Azure Active Directory tenants, the account console URL will bring you to the Azure Databricks account console in your default tenant. To access the account console of a different tenant, access the account console from within a workspace in your preferred tenant.

Manage your Azure Databricks workspaces in the Azure Portal

Users with the Azure Contributor or Owner role on the Azure Databricks service can view and make changes to your Azure Databricks service, Azure subscription, and diagnostic logging. The person who signed up for or created your Azure Databricks service typically has one of these roles and is automatically added to the Azure Databricks workspace as an admin user during workspace creation.