Before you can start using CrateDB Cloud, you must first sign up for a user account. As you see on the CrateDB Cloud sign-up screen, you can currently do this through two different routes: using your Azure AD, and defining a username and password with us.
💡 Which option should I choose?
This depends on how do you intend to subscribe to CrateDB Cloud:
If you are doing a free trial and/or you are interested in deploying a cluster and paying straight with your credit card, we recommend creating a username and password with us. It's a very short and simple process. The same if you want to deploy a cluster through AWS.
However, if you are looking to deploy a cluster through Microsoft Azure Marketplace, you will need to pick Azure AD here.
➡️ Setting up a username and password
As I said above, the process is very simple. First, click on "Username & Password":
On the next screen, select "Sign up":
Now, fill out the form. As you see, we only ask for a username, email (for verification purposes), and password.
Once you're done with the form, you will receive a verification code in your email. We will ask for it on the next screen.
Once you confirm you're account, the process is over! You will be automatically directed to the CrateDB Cloud Console.