Log in, create, and join organizations in Viva Goals

After you purchase Viva Goals licenses for your organization, you can log into Viva Goals by using your Azure Active Directory credentials.

To log in to Viva Goals, you must be logged into your Azure Active Directory.

How to log in to Viva Goals

  1. Go to the Viva Goals sign-in page: https://goals.microsoft.com/.

  2. Select the Azure Active Directory credentials to log in.

  3. If there are no organizations available, you'll be directed to No organizations page, where you're prompted to create an organization.

  4. If you're a first time user and was invited to join your organization via an invite link, you'll be taken directly to your organization’s Viva Goals account.

  5. If you’re logging in for the first time and aren't yet part of an organization, you'll be directed to the Join Organizations page to select your organization from a list.

  6. After you log in, you'll be taken to your organization.

How to create your first organization in Viva Goals

  1. Log in to your Viva Goals account (https://goals.microsoft.com/) with your Azure Active Directory credentials.

  2. You'll be prompted to create an organization. Select Create Organization.

  3. Enter your organization name and a brief description (optional) and select the organization type: Public or Restricted.

  4. Select Create Organization.

As the organization administrator, you can now add users to your organization by inviting members.

How to create another organization in Viva Goals

If you're a part of more than one organization and need to create another organization in Viva Goals, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your first organization in Viva Goals.

  2. From the menu on the left, select the organization name at the top.

  3. From the organization-switcher dropdown list that appears, select the Create or join new organization button.

  4. On the Join organizations page, select Create new organization and repeat the steps you followed to create your first organization.

Use the organization switcher dropdown to switch between different organizations.

How to join an organization in Viva Goals

  1. Log in to Viva Goals (https://goals.microsoft.com/) using Azure Active Directory.

  2. If you're logging in for the first time and aren't yet a part of any organization, you'll be taken to the Join Organizations page, where you can select your organization.

  3. If your organization is public, you'll see a Join button. Select that button to go to your organization's account.

    If your organization is restricted, you'll see a Request to join button. Select that button to send a join request to your organization administrator for approval.

  4. Use the organization-switcher dropdown to join your other organizations.

  5. Select Create or join new organization. On the Join Organizations page that opens, select the organization you want to join.

Frequently asked questions

Are there other ways to log in to Viva Goals other than using Azure Active Directory credentials?

Currently, you can only log into Viva Goals by using Azure Active Directory credentials.

Can anybody in my organization log in?

Yes, if your organization has purchased or subscribed to Viva Goals, anybody can log in.

Do I need to log in using Azure Active Directory every single time I want to access my Viva Goals account?

If you're logged into any other Microsoft 365 product or service, you'll automatically be directed to Viva Goals without needing to log in.

How do I log out of my Viva Goals account?

Select your profile name at the bottom of the left menu in Viva Goals, and then select the Log out button.

What's an organization in Viva Goals and when should the user create it?

An organization in Viva Goals can mean different things to different users. You can create a single organization with all your employees in it if you have a simple hierarchy of organization-level OKRs, followed by department-level OKRs, and team-level OKRs. But in the following cases, it makes sense to create separate organizations:

  • If your business unit (BU) or department wants to track a separate set of organization-level OKRs and align all the teams in that BU or department to those OKRs, you should create a separate organization for your BU or department.

  • If your organization wants to maintain its own information boundary and doesn't want other department members to see its OKRs, you can create a separate organization for yourself or for those departments.

  • If there's a need to administer the rollout and features separately, different departments may want to track OKRs in unique ways. You might want to turn on/off certain customizations or manage different OKR rhythms and cadences (different time periods) or permissions (transparent versus locked). In all these scenarios, it's best to create a new organization.

What do the types of organizations (public and restricted) mean?

Public allows anyone in your company to join your organization without approval.

Restricted lets you choose which users get to join your organization. Use this option when you want to keep a tight-knit group of users to maintain information boundaries.