Add an Office 365 license

This article describes how to add an Office 365@reg; product license in the Cloud Office Control Panel. This license allows a Cloud Office user to access an Office 365 subscription, depending on the number of licenses allotted in the Cloud Office Control Panel.

For more information about Office 365 subscriptions, see Set Up Office 365.


  • Applies to: Administrator
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time needed: Approximately 15 minutes for the subscription to be visible in Office 365 portal
  • Tools required: Office 365 Global Administrator access

For more information about prerequisite terminology, see Cloud Office support terminology.

Add an Office 365 license

  1. Log in to your [Office 365 Control Panel](
  2. From the left menu, select Products, and then select Business Catalog.

  3. Select a plan and click Add Product. You can learn more about each license by clicking on the arrow next to the details. To compare Office 365 subscriptions offered by Rackspace, see Office 365 - Pick your plan.

  4. Enter the number of licenses that you need and review the charges.

  5. Click Add Product.

Note: It might take up to 15 minutes for Office 365 to add the license.

Assign a license to a user

  1. Log in to your Office 365 Control Panel.

  2. From the left menu, select Users.

  3. Find the user you want to assign the license to and select Manage.

  4. Select the license you'd like to apply to the user.

Note: You must have available licenses in order to assign them. See the preceding section to add more licenses.

  1. Click Save at the bottom of the page to finish the process.