Azure Training October 2020 https://account.azure.com/subscriptions to change Azure Service Administrator
This article first written on 9-27-2020.
Here is a FREE Azure training article guide on how to change the Azure Service Account Administrator using the classic Azure Account Center
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Changing the Service Administrator for the Azure account.
It can be very difficult to remember the specific URL of the classic interface in Azure where you can still change the true Service Administrator. It may be useful to know how to change the Azure Service Administrator email address on a particular Azure Subscription.
Why do you want to change the Azure Service Administrator email address on a particular Azure Subscription?
Well, this can be useful especially for the following kind of steps related to migrating resources supported by Azure for migration, from one Subscription to another, even across different Azure Tenants, in an easy way using the Azure Portal:
- Suppose userA@example.com is the service admin on a subscription in Azure Tenant A. Suppose userB@example.com is the service admin on a subscription in Azure Tenant B. Suppose each Azure tenant has one subscription for the sake of simplicity of this example.
- Suppose you have some resources on the subscription residing in Azure Tenant A that you want to migrate to the subscription residing in Azure Tenant B in an easy way.
- It may be useful in some cases to temporarily change the service administrator of the subscription on Azure Tenant B to userA@example.com so that userA@example.com has access to the subscriptions on both tenants A and B.
- After userA@example.com has been made the service admin on the subscription in Azure Tenant A and on the subscription in Azure Tenant B, userA@example.com may be able to freely move resources officially supported by Azure for migration, easily between the two subscriptions, despite them being on two different tenants, by using the Azure Portal!
- When finished migrating, you can then set the Azure Service Administrator of the subscription on Azure Tenant B back to userB@example.com
So let’s suppose the above steps work. You are responsible for verifying on test/non-production accounts and tenants to see if the above steps really work or not.
So the missing link in the above steps is this:
How in the world do you change the "true" Azure Service Administrator on an Azure Subscription?
Here’s the key:
First, navigate to
Then, click on "Edit Subscription Details"
Then, fill out the new service admin email address in the popup, and submit.
And that’s how you do it!
By the way, the screenshots above were taken on 9-27-2020.
It’s not manage.windowsazure.com – that redirects you to portal.azure.com – it’s actually https://account.azure.com/subscriptions
It’s not just account.azure.com by itself – that also redirects you to azure.microsoft.com – it’s supposed to be https://account.azure.com/subscriptions to access that super-specific place where you change the true Azure Service Administrator on an Azure Subscription.
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