Quickstart: Create and access an environment

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

In this quickstart, you learn how to:

  • Create an environment
  • Access an environment


Azure Deployment Environments currently is in preview. For legal terms that apply to Azure features that are in beta, in preview, or otherwise not yet released into general availability, go to the Supplemental Terms of Use for Microsoft Azure Previews.


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'll 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'll see a list of the available types.
    Catalog item Select the catalog item you want to use to create the environment. You'll see a list of the catalog items available from the catalogs associated with your dev center.

    Screenshot showing add environment pane.

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

  1. Select Create. You'll 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'll be 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'll be able to view the resources in your environment listed in the Azure portal. Screenshot showing Azure portal list of environment resources.

Next steps