Enroll your subscription in per-user access pricing

Before external users can connect to your deployment, you need to enroll your subscription in per-user access pricing. Per-user access pricing entitles users outside of your organization to access apps and desktops in your subscription using identities that you provide and manage. Your enrolled subscription will be charged each month based on the number of distinct users that connect to Azure Virtual Desktop resources.

Important

Per-user access pricing with Azure Virtual Desktop doesn't currently support Citrix DaaS and VMware Horizon Cloud.

Note

Take care not to confuse external users with external identities. Azure Virtual Desktop doesn't currently support external identities, including guest accounts or business-to-business (B2B) identities. Whether you're serving internal users or external users with Azure Virtual Desktop, you'll need to create and manage identities for those users yourself. Per-user access pricing is not a way to enable guest user accounts with Azure Virtual Desktop. For more information, see Understanding licensing and per-user access pricing.

How to enroll

To enroll your Azure subscription into per-user access pricing:

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal at https://portal.azure.com.

  2. Enter Azure Virtual Desktop into the search bar, then find and select Azure Virtual Desktop under Services.

  3. In the Azure Virtual Desktop overview page, select Per-user access pricing.

  4. In the list of subscriptions, select the subscription where you'll deploy Azure Virtual Desktop resources.

  5. Select Enroll.

  6. Review the Product Terms, then select Enroll to begin enrollment. It may take up to an hour for the enrollment process to finish.

  7. After enrollment is done, check the value in the Per-user access pricing column of the subscriptions list to make sure it's changed from “Enrolling” to “Enrolled.”

Next steps

To learn more about per-user access pricing, see Understanding licensing and per-user access pricing. If you want to learn how to estimate per-user app streaming costs for your deployment, see Estimate per-user app streaming costs for Azure Virtual Desktop. For estimating total deployment costs, see Understanding total Azure Virtual Desktop deployment costs.