How to change associate an Azure Active Directory to a Subscription


I created an Azure Active Directory some time ago and found that it was not linked to a subscription, because when I changed between my Azure Active Directory domains, as seen in Figure 1, when I tried to create some resources within it, I got the message shown in Figure 2.

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Figure 1, how to link an Azure Active Directory to a Subscription so I can add resources to it

Switch directories - You are currently signed into the '' directory which does not have any subscriptions. You have other directories you can switch to or you can sign up for a new subscription. Sign up for a new subscription

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Figure 2, how to link an Azure Active Directory to a Subscription so I can add resources to it, switch directories

I was able to link the Azure Active Directory domain I created to an existing subscription by changing focus to that Azure Active Directory, see Figure 1, then navigate to the Azure Active Directory blade, Figure 3 and then click on the Classic portal link.

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Figure 3, how to link an Azure Active Directory to a Subscription so I can add resources to it, classic portal

Then, in the classic portal (AUX portal), click on the Subscriptions link, then the Manage subscriptions/directory link, then select the subscription in which you want to link the Azure Active Directory to, Figure 4.

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Figure 4, how to link an Azure Active Directory to a Subscription so I can add resources to it, classic portal

Select the EDIT DIRECTORY link, Figure 4 in GREEN and then select the DIRECTORY to link from the drop-down for the subscription shown in the SUBSCRIPTIONS textbox, Figure 5.

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Figure 5, how to link an Azure Active Directory to a Subscription so I can add resources to it, classic portal

Next –> confirm and then…wait for it, wait….patience…2 minutes later… I was able to switch back to current Azure Management portal and create resources within the Azure Active Directory, Figure 6.

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Figure 6, how to link an Azure Active Directory to a Subscription so I can add resources to it

This wasn’t so hard to figure out, but when I searched for the information I didn’t find anything so decided to document and post it.

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