Create a group and add members in Azure Active Directory

This article explains how to create and populate a new group in Azure Active Directory. Use a group to perform management tasks such as assigning licenses or permissions to a number of users or devices at once.

How do I create a group?

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal with an account that's a global admin for the directory.
  2. Select More services, enter User and groups in the text box, and then select Enter.

    Opening user management

  3. On the Users and groups blade, select All groups.

    Opening the groups blade

  4. On the Users and groups - All groups blade, select the Add command.

    Selecting the Add command

  5. On the Group blade, add a name and description for the group.
  6. To select members to add to the group, select Assigned in the Membership type box, and then select Members. For more information about how to manage the membership of a group dynamically, see Using attributes to create advanced rules for group membership.

    Selecting members to add

  7. On the Members blade, select one or more users or devices to add to the group and select the Select button at the bottom of the blade to add them to the group. The User box filters the display based on matching your entry to any part of a user or device name. No wildcard characters are accepted in that box.
  8. When you finish adding members to the group, select Create on the Group blade.

    Create group confirmation

Next steps

These articles provide additional information on Azure Active Directory.