Associate a new Azure Active Directory to an Azure subscription

Every Azure subscription is associated with an Azure Active Directory. Multiple subscriptions can be associated with a single Azure Active Directory, however a single subscription can’t  be associated with more than one Azure Active Directory. In this blog post we will discuss, how a subscription association from an existing Azure Active Directory can be changed to a new Azure Active Directory in an Azure ARM portal (This functionality is newly added in Azure ARM portal).

Let’s first create a new Azure Active Directory
Login to Azure > Click New and type “Azure Active Directory” > Create

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Fill in the details about the Azure Active Directory and click Create
  • Organization Name – Name of the Organization
  • Initial Domain Name – A unique domain name which will use .onmicrososft.com as suffix
  • Country or region – Select the country or region for your active directory
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Change the Active Directory in Azure portal  by selecting Switch Directory and select the newly created directory

Create a new user in this new active directory. this is important step if you want to attach an existing subscription to newly created Azure Active Directory

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Select the Azure Subscription by looking for Subscription in Azure portal

More Services > Subscription  

Once selected – Select – Change Directory 5

Select the newly created directory or the active directory you want to associate with and click on > change 

This will now change the subscription association from an existing Azure Active Directory to New one

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Cheers!!