Subscribe to events through portal

This article describes how to create Event Grid subscriptions through the portal.

Create event subscriptions

To create an Event Grid subscription for any of the supported event sources, use the following steps. This article shows how to create an Event Grid subscription for an Azure subscription.

  1. Select All services.

    Select all services

  2. Search for Event Grid Subscriptions and select it from the available options.

    Screen capture shows Search in the Azure portal with Event Grid Subscriptions selected.

  3. Select + Event Subscription.

    Add subscription

  4. Select the type of subscription you want to create. For example, to subscribe to events for your Azure subscription, select Azure Subscriptions and the target subscription.

    Select Azure subscription

  5. To subscribe to all event types for this event source, keep the Subscribe to all event types option checked. Otherwise, select the event types for this subscription.

    Select event types

  6. Provide more details about the event subscription, such as the endpoint for handling events and a subscription name.

    Screenshot that shows the "Endpoint Details" and "Event Subscription Details" sections with a subscription name value entered.


    • For a list of supported event handlers, see Event handlers.
    • If you enable managed identity for a topic or domain, you'll need to add the managed identity to the appropriate role-based access control (RBAC) role on the destination for the messages to be delivered successfully. For more information, see Supported destinations and Azure roles.
  7. To enable dead lettering and customize retry policies, select Additional Features.

    Select additional features

  8. Select a container to use for storing events that aren't delivered, and set how retries are sent.

    Enable dead lettering and retry

  9. When done, select Create.

Create subscription on resource

Some event sources support creating an event subscription through the portal interface for that resource. Select the event source, and look for Events in left pane.

Provide subscription details

The portal presents you with options for creating an event subscription that is relevant to that source.

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