Quickstart: Create and assign a user account

In this quickstart, you use the Azure Active Directory Admin Center to create a user account in your Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) tenant. After you create the account, you can assign it to the enterprise application that you added to your tenant.

It is recommended that you use a non-production environment to test the steps in this quickstart.

Prerequisites

To create a user account and assign it to an enterprise application, you need:

Create a user account

To create a user account in your Azure AD tenant:

  1. Go to the Azure Active Directory Admin Center and sign in using one of the roles listed in the prerequisites.

  2. In the left menu, select Users.

  3. Select New user at the top of the pane.

    Add a new user account to your Azure AD tenant.

  4. In the User name field, enter the username of the user account. For example, contosouser1@contoso.com. Be sure to change contoso.com to the name of your tenant domain.

  5. In the Name field, enter the name of the user of the account. For example, contosouser1.

  6. Leave Auto-generate password selected, and then select Show password. Write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.

  7. Select Create.

Assign a user account to an enterprise application

To assign a user account to an enterprise application:

  1. In the Azure Active Directory Admin Center, select Enterprise applications, and then search for and select the application to which you want to assign the user account. For example, the application that you created in the previous quickstart named Azure AD SAML Toolkit 1.

  2. In the left pane, select Users and groups, and then select Add user/group.

    Assign user account to zn application in your Azure AD tenant.

  3. On the Add Assignment pane, select None Selected under Users and groups.

  4. Search for and select the user that you want to assign to the application. For example, contosouser1@contoso.com.

  5. Select Select.

  6. On the Add Assignment pane, select Assign at the bottom of the pane.

Clean up resources

If you are planning to complete the next quickstart, keep the application that you created. Otherwise, you can consider deleting it to clean up your tenant.

Next steps

Learn how to set up single sign-on for an enterprise application.