Can I join a team with an existing account?

I saw a five year old answer saying you can’t join a team with an existing digital ocean account. Is it still the case?


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Yes, you can. I had the same problem. I was invited to a team with different email address. What I did is:

  • change email associated with my existing account to the email I was invited on
  • accept to join the team
  • change email back

@rbrown That’s good to know. I helped my client set up his digital ocean account and to create the team. We didn’t any other choice to invite members to join other than google. How does the team owner invite someone with an existing account? Your doc link just gave me a blank screen. The client did send me an invite to my google email. I tried to log in using my digital ocean id. I got the error: “Sorry, that email address is already associated with an account.” It was in a new account setup so that’s not surprising. I don’t have a screen shot of the invite page so I can’t see if there is another place to make an entry.

And while I’m expanding this question, the existing account I want to use has several droplets of my own. If I join and later leave the team, will it have any impact on my current account?

Hi @gcortes, you should be able to join a team account with your existing user profile or create a new team account depending on your needs. The Team Quickstart guide we have in our document site is probably the best overview of these features and how to use them.