Quickstart: Create a user in Intune and assign them a license

In this quickstart, you'll create a user and then assign them an Intune license. When using Intune, each person you want to have access to company data must have their own user account. Intune admins can configure users later to manage access control.

If you don’t have an Intune subscription, sign up for a free trial account.

Prerequisites

Sign in to Intune in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Sign in to Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center as a Global administrator or an Intune Service administrator. If you've created an Intune Trial subscription, the account you created the subscription with is the Global administrator.

Create a user

Users must have a user account to enroll in Intune device management. To create a new user:

  1. In the Microsoft Endpoint Manager, choose Users > All users > New user. In the Microsoft Endpoint Manager select add a new user

  2. In the Name box enter a name, such as Dewey Kellum. Add user details

  3. In the User name box enter a user identifier, such as Dewey@contoso.onmicrosoft.com.

    Note

    If you haven't configured your customer domain name, use the verified domain name you used to create the Intune subscription (or free trial).

  4. Click Show password and make a note of the automatically generated password so that you can sign in to a test device.

  5. Click Create.

Assign a license to the user

After you've created a user, you must use the Microsoft 365 admin center to assign an Intune license to them. If you don't assign the user a license, they'll be unable to enroll their device into Intune.

To assign an Intune license to a user:

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft 365 admin center with the same credentials you used to sign in to Intune.

  2. Choose Users > Active Users > and choose the user you just created.

  3. Click the Licenses and Apps tab.

  4. Under Select location, choose a location for the user if it is not already set.

  5. Select the Intune checkbox in the Licenses section. If another license includes Intune, you can select that license. The displayed product name** is used as the service plan in the Azure management.

    Select the location and Intune license

    Note

    This setting uses one of your licenses for this user. If you are using a trial environment, you would later reassign this license to a real user in a live environment.

  6. Choose Save changes.

The new active Intune user will now show that they're using an Intune license.

Clean up resources

If you don't need this user anymore, you can delete the user by navigating to the Microsoft 365 admin center and choosing Users > choose the user in the list > select the delete user icon > Delete user > Close.

Select the delete icon

Next steps

In this quickstart, you created a user and assigned an Intune license to them. For more information about adding users to Intune, see Add users and grant administrative permission to Intune.

To follow this series of Intune quickstarts, continue to the next quickstart.