Quickstart: Create and access Azure Deployment Environments by using the developer portal

This quickstart shows you how to create and access an environment in an existing Azure Deployment Environments project.

In this quickstart, you learn how to:

  • Create an environment
  • Access an environment


Create an environment

You can create an environment from the developer portal.


Only a user who has the Deployment Environments User role, the DevCenter Project Admin role, or a built-in role that has appropriate permissions can create an environment.

  1. Sign in to the developer portal.

  2. From the New menu at the top right, select New environment.

    Screenshot showing the new menu with new environment highlighted.

  3. In the Add an environment pane, select the following information:

    Field Value
    Name Enter a descriptive name for your environment.
    Project Select the project you want to create the environment in. If you have access to more than one project, you see a list of the available projects.
    Type Select the environment type you want to create. If you have access to more than one environment type, you see a list of the available types.
    Environment definitions Select the environment definition you want to use to create the environment. You see a list of the environment definitions available from the catalogs associated with your dev center.

    Screenshot showing add environment pane.

If your environment is configured to accept parameters, you are able to enter them on a separate pane. In this example, you don't need to specify any parameters.

  1. Select Create. You see your environment in the developer portal immediately, with an indicator that shows creation in progress.

Access an environment

You can access and manage your environments in the Microsoft Developer portal.

  1. Sign in to the developer portal.

  2. You are able to view all of your existing environments. To access the specific resources created as part of an Environment, select the Environment Resources link.

    Screenshot showing an environment card, with the environment resources link highlighted.

  3. You are able to view the resources in your environment listed in the Azure portal. Screenshot showing Azure portal list of environment resources.

    Creating an environment automatically creates a resource group that stores the environment's resources. The resource group name follows the pattern {projectName}-{environmentName}. You can view the resource group in the Azure portal.

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