How to change the name of an Azure Subscription

A colleague and I both have Visual Studio Ultimate MSDN subscriptions, with corresponding Azure subscriptions, and have given one another access for various little things as we’ve explored Azure.

Unfortunately, this got confusing with our subscriptions having the same name, and has occasionally resulted in us creating things under the wrong subscriptions.  In the Azure portal it’s not too bad because you are also filtered by directory, but in Visual Studio and other places it can be tough to figure out.

For example, Get-AzureSubscription returns two subscriptions with the same name!  Which one is mine, and which one is Jack’s?


Thankfully, you can change the name of a subscription:

  1. Login to
  2. Click on the Subscription you’d like to renameportal-before
  3. On the right side of the page, click “Edit subscription details”edit
  4. Choose your new name & savemakeityours

Voila!  Subscription names are now much more clear:


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