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How to create a tenant and a user in Azure Active Directory

Gutha Vamsi Krishna

In this shot, we go through a step-by-step process to create a tenant and a user with the Global Administrator role.

To follow this demo, open your azure portal, or create one.

Creating a tenant

  • Search for “Azure Active Directory” and then click on “Manage Tenants”.
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  • Click on “Create”.
  • Select tenant type, for this demo, we will choose “AAD”.
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Configuring tenant

  • Click on “Next: Configuration”.
  • Provide the “Organization name” and “Initial domain name” (must be unique).
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  • Click “Review + Create”, wait for validation to pass, and click “Create”.
  • Wait for tenant creation (it may take a few minutes).
  • You can switch tenants from “Manage Tenants”.

Creating a user

  • From the left menu, blade click on “Users”.
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  • Click on “new user”.
  • Provide details as shown below:
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Note: when generating a password, remember to store it. The password won’t be displayed to you afterward (unless you reset the password for that user).

  • Click on the role (here it is “User”)
  • Search for “global administrator”, and select it to assign that role to “user1”.
  • You can leave the other fields blank and click on “create”.
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