Private Cloud on Azure

The Private Cloud on Azure deployment option is a dedicated, managed instance of the Auth0 identity platform running on Microsoft Azure. It provides isolation, higher performance, separate development instances, various add-ons, and more.

Operational differences

The table below compares each deployment option for Private Cloud on Azure.

Feature Public Cloud Private Cloud on Azure Basic Private Cloud on Azure Performance
Tenancy Multi Single Single
Requests per second (RPS) 100 100 500
Service level agreement (SLA) 99.99% 99.99% 99.99%
Data residency Public cloud regions only Yes Yes
Dev environment No No 1

Data residency

With Private Cloud on Azure, you choose the region where your data is stored. Auth0 can provide a list of available regions that use three availability zones for the deployment. A list of current regions where we offer private cloud deployments can be found in our Sub-processor Information posted to our Trust & Compliance page. In most cases, Okta deploys backups in the same selected Azure region.

Maximum availability

Private Cloud on Azure instances have a 99.99% service level agreement (SLA).

High demand apps

If your application requires a significantly high amount of requests per second (RPS), you may also wish to consider Private Cloud on Azure. See the rate limits policies for more information about the standard rate limits. The Private Cloud on Azure deployments have a rate limit of 100 RPS for Private Basic, and enhanced rate limits of 500 RPS, 1,500 RPS, 3,000 RPS, and 6,000 RPS for Private Performance options.

Additional dev environments

Private Cloud on Azure Performance deployments include a fully-isolated and independently-updated instance for development and testing. You can add additional pre-production environments to meet your business requirements.

Guaranteed requests per second (RPS) and SLA do not apply to non-production environments.


Data Center Locations

Private Cloud on Azure is fully deployable in the following regions:

  • Australia

  • Brazil

  • Canada

  • France

  • Germany

  • India

  • Ireland

  • Japan

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • South Africa

  • South Korea

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • United Arab Emirates

  • United Kingdom

  • USA

Bursty Traffic 

Okta provides rate limits for orgs based on the traffic that they expect to have, and subject to the RPS tier purchased. If your org experiences higher traffic than what is expected, this unplanned usage may potentially have an impact on end users. The Private Cloud offering is designed to handle gradual increases in transaction rate (e.g. an increase from 100 RPS to 1000 RPS over a period of 10 minutes) without any service impact. However, sudden and severe bursts in traffic (e.g. 100 RPS to 1000RPS increase in a matter of seconds) could lead to service instability and (increased latency) while the solution adjusts to handle the new load.

Add-on limitations

The Credential Guard add-on for breached password detection and the HIPAA compliance add-on are not currently available on Azure deployments.


After choosing Private Cloud on Azure, an onboarding and deployment process will be followed to configure your environment(s).

Customer onboarding requirements

Upon contract signing, we will ask you to provide key information regarding your onboarding requirements, which we will then validate.

Kickoff meeting

Once we validate your onboarding requirements, we will host a kickoff meeting with you to begin the implementation process. We strongly recommend that this meeting occur no later than five (5) days after the contract signing.


Immediately after the onboarding form validation, we will begin provisioning your environment.

At the end of this process, you're ready for the environment handover and your Private Cloud on Azure deployment is ready for use.


Private Cloud on Azure deployments are updated every week automatically. You can set a specific day and time during the week, if required.


Load testing

This policy outlines the necessary requirements for Auth0 to perform load testing for Private Cloud on Azure customers who submit a request. You can file a load testing request via the Support Center. Under the Issue field, select Private Cloud Support Incident.

If you purchased a dedicated load testing environment, there is no limit to the frequency of load tests you can run. Standard environments are limited to two (2) per year, given proper load testing procedures.

To be considered for approval, the request must:

  • Be filed at least two (2) weeks prior to the desired test date; in many cases, Auth0 encourages one (1) month of advance notice to ensure time for a thorough review and any required modifications.

  • Receive approval in writing before any testing is conducted.

  • Stay within our published production rate limits.

If changes to infrastructure are requested, the cost will be determined based on your specific requirements.

Testing capacity considerations

You should start with a low load and slowly increase until the environment has reached its peak. Should you require a load greater than what the environment can handle, the environment size should be increased.

Private Cloud environments can be upsized via contract addendum; please contact your Account Executive and TAM to discuss this purchase.

Subscription Load Test Capacity Ramp up
Private Cloud Performance 500 RPS (5x) 325 RPS 100 RPS/min
Private Cloud Performance 1500 RPS (15x) 975 RPS 100 RPS/min
Private Cloud Performance 3000 RPS (30x) 1950 RPS 100 RPS/min
Private Cloud Performance 6000 RPS (60x) 3900 RPS 100 RPS/min

For more information on load testing in Private Cloud, see Environment request limits (Private Cloud Only).

High load notifications

For periods of anticipated high load, you must inform your account team no later than 14 days prior to the event. The notification provides the opportunity to adequately test scenarios (if possible) and aligns reactive support to the event.

Secure Outbound Networking

Some Auth0 platform customizations, including Actions, custom webhooks, and custom database action scripts, allow secure outbound connections from the Auth0 platform to your own services and establish network connectivity between your Private Cloud deployment and your own services.

Secure outbound networking uses Azure Private Link by establishing an endpoint service in your Azure account. The underlying service can be an Azure-native service or a service running in a data center and must be in an Azure Virtual Network in the same Azure region as your Private Cloud deployment.

After you configure your Private Cloud deployment to make your endpoint service available, provide Auth0 with your endpoint service information so we can integrate the service with your deployment and provide information on how to access it from your customization code.

For more info on setting up endpoint services with Private Link, contact Azure. To coordinate service onboarding with Auth0, contact Auth0's Support Center.

Penetration testing

To conduct a security test, please notify us in advance via the Auth0 Support Center. Auth0 requires at least one week (seven days) notice prior to your test's planned start date.

If the test is isolated to your infrastructure (that is, there will be no testing of Auth0 services), you do not need to notify Auth0.

For the information that we require, see our Penetration Testing Policy.

Certificate renewal process

Auth0-managed certificates (in the format * are the responsibility of Auth0 to both obtain and apply. Auth0 will manage the process end-to-end and will prompt you with any action required.

Renewal of Auth0-issued certificates for custom domains is managed by Auth0.

Renewal of customer-managed certificates for custom domains (in the format *.<CustomerName>.com) is the customer’s responsibility to manage and obtain.

Reporting and monitoring

Auth0 provides logs that are accessible via the Dashboard or the log streaming endpoint.


You can reach out to the Auth0 Support team with any questions or concerns you might have. To help expedite your request, please provide as much information as possible in the Support ticket you open.