Create an Enterprise Agreement subscription – Azure Cost Management + Billing

Table of Contents0.1 In this article1 Permission required to create Azure subscriptions2 Create an EA subscription3 Create an Azure subscription programmatically4 Need help? Contact us.5 Next steps Article 05/26/2022 2 minutes to read 1 contributor In this article […]

This article helps you create an Enterprise Agreement (EA) subscription for yourself or for someone else in your current Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) directory/tenant. You may want another subscription to avoid hitting subscription quota limits, to create separate environments for security, or to isolate data for compliance reasons.

If you want to create subscriptions for Microsoft Customer Agreements, see Create a Microsoft Customer Agreement subscription. If you’re a Microsoft Partner and you want to create a subscription for a customer, see Create a subscription for a partner’s customer. Or, if you have a Microsoft Online Service Program (MOSP) billing account, also called pay-as-you-go, you can create subscriptions starting in the Azure portal and then you complete the process at

To learn more about billing accounts and identify your billing account type, see View billing accounts in Azure portal.

Permission required to create Azure subscriptions

You need the following permissions to create subscriptions for an EA:

Create an EA subscription

Use the following information to create an EA subscription.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.
  2. Navigate to Subscriptions and then select Add.

  3. On the Create a subscription page, on the Basics tab, type a Subscription name.
  4. Select the Billing account where the new subscription will get created.
  5. Select the Enrollment account where the subscription will get created.
  6. Select an Offer type, select Enterprise Dev/Test if the subscription will be used for development or testing workloads. Otherwise, select Microsoft Azure Enterprise.

  7. Select the Advanced tab.
  8. Select your Subscription directory. It’s the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) where the new subscription will get created.
  9. Select a Management group. It’s the Azure AD management group that the new subscription is associated with. You can only select management groups in the current directory.
  10. Select more or more Subscription owners. You can select only users or service principals in the selected subscription directory. You can’t select guest directory users. If you select a service principal, enter its App ID.

  11. Select the Tags tab.
  12. Enter tag pairs for Name and Value.

  13. Select Review + create. You should see a message stating Validation passed.
  14. Verify that the subscription information is correct, then select Create. You’ll see a notification that the subscription is getting created.

After the new subscription is created, the account owner can see it in on the Subscriptions page.

Create an Azure subscription programmatically

You can also create subscriptions programmatically. For more information, see Create Azure subscriptions programmatically.

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