Guide for supported account types in Azure Lab Services

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Hello Everyone!


We are receiving frequent questions on the type of accounts supported by Azure Lab Services and we have come up with a blog post to provide all the details.


In general, following types of email accounts can be used to sign-in to Azure Lab Services - 

  • An email account that is provided by your organization’s Office 365 Azure Active Directory (AAD)
  • A Microsoft email account, such as,,, or
  • A non-Microsoft email account, such as one provided by Yahoo or Google. However, these types of accounts must be linked with a Microsoft account
  • A GitHub account – must be linked with a Microsoft account.


You can easily link a non-Microsoft email account or a GitHub account to a Microsoft account. Let’s have a look at the simple process –


Using a non-Microsoft email account


Many users might already have a Microsoft account linked to their non-Microsoft email addresses. For example, users already have a Microsoft account if they have used their email address with any other Microsoft products or services, such as Office, Skype, OneDrive, or Windows.

When users sign-in to the Lab Services portal, they are prompted for their email address and password. If the user attempts to sign in with a non-Microsoft account that does not have a Microsoft account linked, the user will receive the following error message - 




Select the ‘get a new Microsoft account’ link and you will be able to create a Microsoft account using your non-Microsoft email address.


Using a GitHub Account


Users can also use an existing GitHub account to register and sign-in to Azure Lab Services. If the user already has a Microsoft account linked to their GitHub account, they can directly sign in and provide their password. If the GitHub account is not yet linked to a Microsoft account, users can select Sign-in options:






If you are new to Azure Lab Services, you can read more on Azure Lab Services and here is a quick tutorial to setup a Lab Account. Try it out and please do let us know if you have any questions!


Sagar Lankala

Program manager – Azure Lab Services



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