User flow versions in Azure Active Directory B2C

User flows in Azure Active Directory B2C (Azure AD B2C) help you to set up common policies that fully describe customer identity experiences. These experiences include sign-up, sign-in, password reset, or profile editing. The tables below describe the user flows that are available in Azure AD B2C.

Important

We've changed the way we reference user flow versions. Previously, we offered V1 (production-ready) versions, and V1.1 and V2 (preview) versions. Now, we've consolidated user flows into two versions:

  • Recommended user flows are the generally available, next-generation user flows with the latest features. They combine all the features of the legacy V1, V1.1, and V2 versions. Going forward, Recommended user flows will be maintained and updated. Once you move to these new recommended user flows, you'll have access to new features as they're released.
  • Standard (Legacy) user flows, previously known as V1, are legacy user flows. Unless you have a specific business need, we don't recommend using these versions of user flows because they won't be maintained or updated.

All legacy preview user flows (V1.1 and V2) are on a path to deprecation by August 1, 2021. Wherever possible, we highly recommend that you switch to the Recommended versions as soon as possible so you can always take advantage of the latest features and updates. These changes apply to the Azure public cloud only. Other environments will continue to use legacy user flow versioning.

Recommended user flows are the generally available, next-generation user flows with the latest features. Going forward, Recommended user flows will be maintained and updated.

User flow Description
Password reset Enables a user to choose a new password after verifying their email. Using this user flow, you can configure:
Profile editing Enables a user to configure their user attributes. Using this user flow, you can configure:
Sign in Enables a user to sign in to their account. Using this user flow, you can configure:
Sign up Enables a user to create an account. Using this user flow, you can configure:
Sign up and sign in Enables a user to create an account or sign in their account. Using this user flow, you can configure:

Standard user flows

Standard user flows (previously referred to as V1) user flows, previously known as V1, are legacy user flows. Unless you have a specific business need, we don't recommend using these versions of user flows because they won't be updated going forward.

User flow Description
Password reset Enables a user to choose a new password after verifying their email. Using this user flow, you can configure:
Profile editing Enables a user to configure their user attributes. Using this user flow, you can configure:
Sign in Enables a user to sign in to their account. Using this user flow, you can configure:
You can't customize the user interface with this user flow.
Sign up Enables a user to create an account. Using this user flow, you can configure:
Sign up and sign in Enables a user to create an account or sign in to their account. Using this user flow, you can configure:

To switch from a legacy version of a user flow to the Recommended version, follow these steps:

  1. Create a new user flow policy by following the steps in Tutorial: Create user flows in Azure Active Directory. While creating the user flow, select the Recommended version.

  2. Configure your new user flow with the same settings that were configured in the legacy policy.

  3. Update your application sign-in URL to the newly created policy.

  4. After you've tested the user flow and confirmed it's working, delete the legacy user flow by following these steps:

    1. In the Azure AD B2C tenant overview menu, select User flows.
    2. Find the user flow you want to delete.
    3. In the last column, select the context menu (...) and then select Delete.

Frequently asked questions

Can I still create legacy V2 and V1.1 user flows?

You won't be able to create new user flows based on the legacy V2 and V1.1 versions, but you can continue to read, update, and delete any legacy V2 and V1.1 user flow you're using currently.

Is there any reason to continue using legacy V2 and V1.1 user flows?

Not really. The Recommended versions contain the same functionality as the legacy V2 and V1.1 versions. Nothing has been removed, and in fact they now include additional features.

If I don’t switch from legacy V2 and V1.1 policies, how will it impact my application?

If you're using a legacy V2 or V1.1 user flow, your application won't be affected by this versioning change. But to get access to new features or policy changes going forward, you'll need to switch to the Recommended versions.

Will Microsoft still support my legacy V2 or V1.1 user flow policy?

In the public cloud, all legacy preview user flows (V1.1 and V2) are on a path to deprecation by August 1, 2021. Wherever possible, we highly recommend that you switch to the Recommended versions as soon as possible so you can always take advantage of the latest features and updates. These changes apply to the Azure public cloud only. Other environments will continue to use legacy user flow versioning.