Visual Studio Enterprise subscription access level in DevOps using Alternate account


  1. You have an MSDN license assigned to you
  2. You want to use yout MSDN license to access to DevOps with a different account

Let’s first verify that actually you have an MSDN license assigned to you, connect to the following link using an Incognito window from your browser:
In this page you can check if you have a subscription active, in my case I can see Visual Studio Enterprise (MPN).

At the bottom you can setup an Alternate account, an email different from the one assigned to the Subscription that can benefit to the same access, including Azure DevOps.


Visual Studio Subscriber access level not working

If you have setup an Alternate account after the same email has been used to add a DevOps user you will face an issue because DevOps will be not able to check you have a Subscription and you will be assigned as Stakeholder with limited access.


Remove and re-add the user from DevOps.

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