Sign Up

Before you can start using CrateDB Cloud, you need to sign up for a user account.

As a CrateDB Cloud user, you can create and manage organizations. As an organization administrator, you can also manage other CrateDB Cloud users, and launch CrateDB Cloud clusters and other CrateDB Cloud products.

CrateDB Cloud supports signing up using several authentication providers and methods: You can use an account at GitHub, Google, or Microsoft Azure, or create a separate username and password supported by Amazon Cognito.

Quick start

CrateDB Cloud Console

Directly navigate to the CrateDB Cloud Console.

See also

To go directly to the cluster deployment tutorials, see Deploy cluster.

CrateDB Cloud signup screen


To get started easily, there are two options:

  • The Free Trial will give any new user free credits worth $200, which can be used on any kind of cluster configuration.

  • The Free cluster subscription plan is aimed at new users who want to test and evaluate CrateDB Cloud.


If you intend to subscribe and deploy a cluster using a credit card - the recommended procedure - any of the signup methods will work. When coming from the Software as a Service (SaaS) marketplaces, a few restrictions may apply.

Only the Microsoft option allows you to deploy clusters on CrateDB Cloud when coming from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Similarly, for cluster deployment through AWS, you should use the Amazon Cognito signup service. The Cognito authentication service is indicated in the UI as Username & Password. Both signup processes are described below.

Sign up via SSO

Visit the CrateDB Cloud Console. You will be able to select the corresponding authentication provider on the right hand side of the screen.

Sign up with Username & Password

If you select the Username & Password sign-in method (supported by Amazon Cognito), you should be presented with a username and password login page, where you will need to “Sign up” before signing in. Within this process, you will receive an email including an authorization code, so please make sure to use a valid email address.

Sign in

Once you signed in, you will be redirected to the CrateDB Cloud Console. The first thing to do is to create an organization.

For more information on how the CrateDB Cloud Console works, refer to the CrateDB Cloud Console documentation.

CrateDB Cloud Console landing page

Next steps

Corresponding tutorials will guide you through the process of creating an organization and database cluster, see Deploy cluster.