How does the Azure sign-up process work using GitHub?

To sign up for Azure using GitHub, select the “Sign-in options” link on the Azure sign-in page. When you first sign in to a Microsoft product with your credentials, GitHub will ask for your permission to consent. GitHub will send Microsoft the name and email addresses that are linked to your GitHub account to check if you already have a Microsoft account. If you already have an account, you’ll have the option to use that account and add your GitHub account as a login method. Otherwise, you’ll create a new Microsoft account, which will be linked to your GitHub account.

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  • Microsoft is committed to ensuring your privacy. When you sign up for Azure using GitHub, the profile information that’s requested is used to check for the presence of an existing Microsoft account and to create a new account if needed. Once your information enters the Microsoft ecosystem, it’s protected by our terms of service and we don’t share it without your permission. Connecting your GitHub identity to a Microsoft account will not give Microsoft access to your code.

  • You can manage the connection between your GitHub account and Microsoft account on the personal settings page under the Applications tab.

  • With GitHub identity support, you can use your existing GitHub account in place of a Microsoft account on Azure and other Microsoft sites. Learn more

  • To sign up for an Azure free account, all you need is a phone number, a credit or debit card, and a GitHub account or Microsoft account username (formerly Windows Live ID). Create your Azure free account