Pass an access token through a user flow to your application in Azure Active Directory B2C

A user flow in Azure Active Directory B2C (Azure AD B2C) provides users of your application an opportunity to sign up or sign in with an identity provider. When the journey starts, Azure AD B2C receives an access token from the identity provider. Azure AD B2C uses that token to retrieve information about the user. You enable a claim in your user flow to pass the token through to the applications that you register in Azure AD B2C.

Azure AD B2C currently only supports passing the access token of OAuth 2.0 identity providers, which include Facebook and Google. For all other identity providers, the claim is returned blank.


  • Your application must be using a recommended user flow.
  • Your user flow is configured with an OAuth 2.0 identity provider.

Enable the claim

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal as the global administrator of your Azure AD B2C tenant.

  2. Make sure you're using the directory that contains your Azure AD B2C tenant. Select the Directory + subscription filter in the top menu and choose the directory that contains your tenant.

  3. Choose All services in the top-left corner of the Azure portal, search for and select Azure AD B2C.

  4. Select User flows (policies), and then select your user flow. For example, B2C_1_signupsignin1.

  5. Select Application claims.

  6. Enable the Identity Provider Access Token claim.

    Enable the Identity Provider Access Token claim

  7. Click Save to save the user flow.

Test the user flow

When testing your applications in Azure AD B2C, it can be useful to have the Azure AD B2C token returned to to review the claims in it.

  1. On the Overview page of the user flow, select Run user flow.

  2. For Application, select your application that you previously registered. To see the token in the example below, the Reply URL should show

  3. Click Run user flow, and then sign in with your account credentials. You should see the access token of the identity provider in the idp_access_token claim.

    You should see something similar to the following example:

    Decoded token in with idp_access_token block highlighted

Next steps

Learn more in the overview of Azure AD B2C tokens.