Creating a CodeTwo Admin Panel account

CodeTwo Admin Panel is where you add and configure your organization's Microsoft 365 tenant(s) and perform administrative tasks: manage the tenant's subscription and payment-related settings, grant access to the Admin Panel account to other admins, assign users to manage email signatures, and more. 

Signature management is done separately at and does not require access to CodeTwo Admin Panel. However, before you start working with email signatures, you first need to configure the Admin Panel account for your organization and register your tenant, as explained in this article and the ones that follow.

Watch our tutorial below to see how to create an Admin Panel account step by step or read the instructions below.

To access CodeTwo Admin Panel, either create a new account or sign in using an existing account (Fig. 1.).

The CodeTwo Admin Panel's login page.
Fig. 1. The CodeTwo Admin Panel's sign-in page.

When creating a new account to sign in with, you can use an existing Microsoft account or any other email address (Fig. 2.).

The CodeTwo Admin Panel's account creation page.
Fig. 2. The CodeTwo Admin Panel's account creation page.

Which account type should I choose?

The quickest way to create a CodeTwo Admin Panel account is to use a work or school Microsoft account. Click Sign up with a Microsoft account and sign in via the Microsoft's sign-in page to start using the Admin Panel. The Admin Panel is now associated with your Microsoft account, so your contact details are automatically pulled from that account as well (see this article to learn how to change them). With this account type, you won't be able to change your sign-in and password from the Admin Panel, because your credentials are passed directly and only to Microsoft servers (using Azure's OAuth 2.0 authorization). CodeTwo does not store, copy or have access to your credentials. 

If you decide to create a dedicated CodeTwo Admin Panel account, click Sign up with email. Provide any valid email address you would like to use to sign in to the Admin Panel (Fig. 3.). It doesn’t need to be a Microsoft 365 account – the Microsoft 365 admin credentials will be required later on, when adding a tenant.

Email address verification.
Fig. 3. Email address verification.

Click Send verification code to receive a code that is required to verify your email address. Paste the code and click Continue, as shown in Fig. 3., to proceed to a sign up (registration) form. 

The verification code stays valid for 20 minutes. After this time, the code will expire, and you will need to request a new one.

Here, you need to provide the remaining details necessary to finalize the account creation process (Fig. 4.).

The registration form.
Fig. 4. The registration form.

You can change your account type from a dedicated CodeTwo account (email and password) to Microsoft account (but not the other way around) at any time on the account management pages in the Admin Panel. Learn more


A user who creates a new Admin Panel account for their organization automatically becomes the Owner of that account. CodeTwo Admin Panel Owners can invite other users to join their organization's Admin Panel account as admins (see this article to learn how to do so), allowing them to perform management tasks on tenants and subscriptions. However, you cannot invite other admins when using the Email and password account type. Learn more about admin roles in CodeTwo Email Signatures 365

Once you select an account and sign in, you will land on the Tenants page in CodeTwo Admin Panel (Fig. 5.). See this article for a quick overview of the Admin Panel.

The main page of CodeTwo Admin Panel.
Fig. 5. The main page of CodeTwo Admin Panel.

To continue configuring CodeTwo Email Signatures 365, you need to add your Microsoft 365 tenant to CodeTwo Admin Panel.

See next

Registering and configuring a Microsoft 365 tenant

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