Quickstart: View your organization's groups and members in Azure Active Directory

You can view your organization's existing groups and group members using the Azure portal. Groups are used to manage users (members) that all need the same access and permissions for potentially restricted apps and services.

In this quickstart, you’ll view all of your organization's existing groups and view the assigned members.

If you don’t have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.

Prerequisites

Before you begin, you’ll need to:

Sign in to the Azure portal

You must sign in to the Azure portal using a Global administrator account for the directory.

Create a new group

Create a new group, named MDM policy - West. For more information about creating a group, see How to create a basic group and add members.

  1. Select Azure Active Directory, Groups, and then select New group.

  2. Complete the Group page:

    • Group type: Select Security

    • Group name: Type MDM policy - West

    • Membership type: Select Assigned.

  3. Select Create.

Create a new user

Create a new user, named Alain Charon. A user must exist before being added as a group member. Check the "Custom domain names" tab first to get the verified domain name in which to create users. For more information about creating a user, see How to add or delete users.

  1. Select Azure Active Directory, Users, and then select New user.

  2. Complete the User page:

    • Name: Type Alain Charon.

    • User name: Type alain@contoso.com.

  3. Copy the auto-generated password provided in the Password box, and then select Create.

Add a group member

Now that you have a group and a user, you can add Alain Charon as a member to the MDM policy - West group. For more information about adding group members, see How to add or remove group members.

  1. Select Azure Active Directory > Groups.

  2. From the Groups - All groups page, search for and select the MDM policy - West group.

  3. From the MDM policy - West Overview page, select Members from the Manage area.

  4. Select Add members, and then search and select Alain Charon.

  5. Choose Select.

View all groups

You can see all the groups for your organization in the Groups - All groups page of the Azure portal.

  • Select Azure Active Directory > Groups.

    The Groups - All groups page appears, showing all your active groups.

    Groups-All groups page, showing all existing groups

Search for the group

Search the Groups – All groups page to find the MDM policy – West group.

  1. From the Groups - All groups page, type MDM into the Search box.

    The search results appear under the Search box, including the MDM policy - West group.

    Groups – All groups page with search box filled out

  2. Select the group MDM policy – West.

  3. View the group info on the MDM policy - West Overview page, including the number of members of that group.

    MDM policy – West Overview page with member info

View group members

Now that you’ve found the group, you can view all the assigned members.

  • Select Members from the Manage area, and then review the complete list of member names assigned to that specific group, including Alain Charon.

    List of members assigned to the MDM policy – West group

Clean up resources

This group is used in several of the how-to processes that are available in the How-to guides section of this documentation. However, if you'd rather not use this group, you can delete it and its assigned members using the following steps:

  1. On the Groups - All groups page, search for the MDM policy - West group.

  2. Select the MDM policy - West group.

    The MDM policy - West Overview page appears.

  3. Select Delete.

    The group and its associated members are deleted.

    MDM policy – West Overview page with Delete link highlighted

    Important

    This doesn't delete the user Alain Charon, just his membership in the deleted group.

Next steps

Advance to the next article to learn how to associate a subscription to your Azure AD directory.