Inviting members to your organizationedit

Organizations let you share your Elastic account with other company or team members. Users with one or more active deployments will automatically belong to an organization. The organization acts as the main billing entity and all members share an equal administrative role.

Organizations are currently not supported for Azure Marketplace accounts.

Inviting usersedit

Anyone can be invited to join an organization, whether that person has an Elastic Cloud account or not. When you invite new users, they will have access to all your deployments and will share the same set of administrative privileges.

To invite a new user, select your avatar in the upper right corner and choose Organization.

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On the Members tab, you can add new members and view the list of current members.

Inviting users

Accepting an invitationedit

Invitations to join an organization are sent by email. You have 72 hours to accept the invitation, after which it will expire. If you don’t get the invitation in the main inbox, check your Spam folder.

Joining an organization from an existing Elastic Cloud accountedit

If you already belong to an organization, you want to join a new one, and bring your deployments, follow these steps:

  1. Backup your deployments to any private repository so that you can restore them to your new organization.
  2. Leave your current organization.
  3. Ask the administrator to invite you to the organization you want to join.
  4. Accept the invitation that you will get by email.
  5. Restore the backup you took in step 1.

If you already belong to an organization, you want to join a new one, and leave your deployments, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you do not have active deployments before you leave your current organization.
  2. Delete your deployments and clear any bills.
  3. Leave your current organization.
  4. Ask the administrator to invite you to the organization you want to join.
  5. Accept the invitation that you will get by email.

Leaving an organizationedit

To leave an organization, in the Actions cloumn select the x corresponding to your email address in the list of organization’s members.

List of organization’s members

If you’re the only user in the organization, you can only leave if you deleted all your deployments and you don’t have pending bills.

Leaving an organization

User privilegesedit

Within the same organization, all members share the same set of permissions. Any user can:

Elastic Stack users versus organization membersedit

Kibana users and organization members are not a 1:1 relationship. All members of the organization are users of the deployment, but not all the deployment users are members of the organization. The deployment users that login with Elasticsearch credentials are not members of the organization, unless they have the cloud.elastic.co credentials.

Elastic Cloud API Keysedit

Elastic Cloud API keys are organization-wide objects shared between all users in the organization. Any user in the organization can create new API keys, check the list of all API keys previously created by any user (only names, not secrets), and delete any API key. All API keys hold the same administrative privileges as the invited users.