Unexpected application in my applications list

This article help you to understand how applications appear in your All Applications list under Enterprise Applications.

How to see all applications in your tenant

To see all the applications in your tenant, you need to use the Filter control to show All Applications under the All Applications list. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Azure portal and sign in as a Global Administrator or Co-admin.

  2. Open the Azure Active Directory Extension by clicking All services at the top of the main left-hand navigation menu.

  3. Type in “Azure Active Directory” in the filter search box and select the Azure Active Directory item.

  4. click Enterprise Applications from the Azure Active Directory left-hand navigation menu.

  5. click All Applications to view a list of all your applications.

  6. click the use the Filter control at the top of the All Applications List.

  7. On the Filter pane, set the Show option to All Applications.

Why does a specific application appear in my all applications list?

When filtered to All Applications, the All Applications List shows every Service Principal object in your tenant. Service Principal objects can appear in this list in a various ways:

  1. When you add any application from the application gallery, including:

    1. Azure AD Gallery Applications – An application that has been pre-integrated for single sign-on with Azure AD

    2. Application Proxy Applications – An application running in your on-premises environment that you want to provide secure single-sign on to externally

    3. Custom-developed Applications – An application that your organization wishes to develop on the Azure AD Application Development Platform, but that may not exist yet

    4. Non-Gallery Applications – Bring your own applications! Any web link you want, or any application that renders a username and password field, supports SAML or OpenID Connect protocols, or supports SCIM that you wish to integrate for single sign-on with Azure AD.

  2. When signing up for, or signing in to, a 3rd party application integrated with Azure Active Directory. One example is Smartsheet or DocuSign.

  3. When signing up for, or adding a license to a user or a group to a first party application, like Microsoft Office 365

  4. When you add a new application registration by creating a custom-developed application using the Application Registry

  5. When you add a new application registration by creating a custom-developed application using the V2.0 Application Registration portal

  6. When you add an application you’re developing using Visual Studio’s ASP.net Authentication Methods or Connected Services

  7. When you create a service principal object using the Azure AD PowerShell Module

  8. When you consent to an application as an administrator to use data in your tenant

  9. When a user consents to an application to use data in your tenant

  10. When you enable certain services that store data in your tenant. One example is Password Reset, which is modeled as a service principal to store your password reset policy securely.

To get more details on how apps are added to your directory, read How and why applications are added to Azure AD.

I want to remove a specific user’s or group’s assignment to an application

To remove a user or group assignment to an application, follow the steps listed in the Remove a user or group assignment from an enterprise app in Azure Active Directory article.

I want to disable all access to an application for every user

To disable all user sign-ins to an application, follow the steps listed in the Disable user sign-ins for an enterprise app in Azure Active Directory article.

I want to delete an application entirely

To delete an application, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Azure portal and sign in as a Global Administrator or Co-admin.

  2. Open the Azure Active Directory Extension by clicking All services at the top of the main left-hand navigation menu.

  3. Type in “Azure Active Directory” in the filter search box and select the Azure Active Directory item.

  4. click Enterprise Applications from the Azure Active Directory left-hand navigation menu.

  5. click All Applications to view a list of all your applications.

    • If you do not see the application you want show up here, use the Filter control at the top of the All Applications List and set the Show option to All Applications.
  6. Select the application you want to delete.

  7. Once the application loads, click Delete icon from the top application’s Overview pane.

Disabling user consent for your entire directory prevent end users from consenting to any application. Administrators can still consent on user’s behalves. To learn more about application consent, and why you may or may not want to consent, read Understanding user and admin consent.

To disable all future user consent operations in your entire directory, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Azure portal and sign in as a Global Administrator.

  2. Open the Azure Active Directory Extension by clicking All services at the top of the main left-hand navigation menu.

  3. Type in “Azure Active Directory” in the filter search box and select the Azure Active Directory item.

  4. click Users and groups in the navigation menu.

  5. click User settings.

  6. Disable all future user consent operations by setting the Users can allow apps to access their data toggle to No and click the Save button.

Next steps

Managing Applications with Azure Active Directory