New-​Msol​User

Creates a user to Azure Active Directory.

Syntax

New-MsolUser
   [-AlternateEmailAddresses <String[]>]
   [-AlternateMobilePhones <String[]>]
   [-BlockCredential <Boolean>]
   [-City <String>]
   [-Country <String>]
   [-Department <String>]
   [-DisplayName <String>]
   [-Fax <String>]
   [-FirstName <String>]
   [-ForceChangePassword <Boolean>]
   [-ImmutableId <String>]
   [-LastName <String>]
   [-LicenseAssignment <String[]>]
   [-LicenseOptions <LicenseOption[]>]
   [-MobilePhone <String>]
   [-Office <String>]
   [-Password <String>]
   [-PasswordNeverExpires <Boolean>]
   [-PhoneNumber <String>]
   [-PostalCode <String>]
   [-PreferredDataLocation <String>]
   [-PreferredLanguage <String>]
   [-State <String>]
   [-StreetAddress <String>]
   [-StrongPasswordRequired <Boolean>]
   [-TenantId <Guid>]
   [-Title <String>]
   [-UsageLocation <String>]
   [-UserPrincipalName <String>]
   [-LastPasswordChangeTimestamp <DateTime>]
   [-SoftDeletionTimestamp <DateTime>]
   [-StrongAuthenticationMethods <StrongAuthenticationMethod[]>]
   [-StrongAuthenticationRequirements <StrongAuthenticationRequirement[]>]
   [-StsRefreshTokensValidFrom <DateTime>]
   [-UserType <UserType>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The New-MsolUser cmdlet creates a user in Azure Active Directory. In order to give the user access to services, assign a license by using the LicenseAssignment parameter.

Examples

Example 1: Create a user

PS C:\> New-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName "davidchew@contoso.com" -DisplayName "David Chew" -FirstName "David" -LastName "Chew"

This command creates a user. The user does not have any licenses assigned. A random password is generated for the user.

Example 2: Create a user and assign a license

PS C:\> New-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName "davidchew@contoso.com" -DisplayName "David Chew" -FirstName "David" -LastName "Chew" -UsageLocation "US" -LicenseAssignment "Contoso:BPOS_Standard"

This command creates a new user and assigns a license.

Example 3: Create a user and a preferred data location

PS C:\> New-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName "davidchew@contoso.onmicrosoft.com" -DisplayName "David" -PreferredDataLocation "EUR"

This command creates a user whose user principal name is jdavidchew@contoso.onmicrosoft.com, display name is David, and preferred data location is EUR.

Optional Parameters

-AlternateEmailAddresses

Specifies alternate email addresses for the user.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-AlternateMobilePhones

Specifies alternate mobile phone numbers for the user.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-BlockCredential

Specifies whether the user is not able to log on using their user ID.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:$false
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-City

Specifies the city of the user.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Country

Specifies the country of the user.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Department

Specifies the department of the user.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DisplayName

Specifies the display name of the user.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Fax

Specifies the fax number of the user.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-FirstName

Specifies the first name of the user.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ForceChangePassword

Indicates that the user is required to change their password the next time they sign in.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:$true
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ImmutableId

Specifies the immutable ID of the federated identity of the user. This should be omitted for users with standard identities.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-LastName

Specifies the last name of the user.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-LastPasswordChangeTimestamp

Specifies a time when the password was last changed.

Type:DateTime
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-LicenseAssignment

Specifies an array of licenses to assign the user.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-LicenseOptions

Specifies the options for license assignment. Used to selectively disable individual service plans within a SKU.

Type:LicenseOption[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-MobilePhone

Specifies the mobile phone number of the user.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Office

Specifies the office of the user.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Password

Specifies the new password for the user. If the user is set to require a strong password, then all of the following rules must be met:- The password must contain at least one lowercase letter

  • The password must contain at least one uppercase letter
  • The password must contain at least one non-alphanumeric character
  • The password cannot contain any spaces, tabs, or line breaks
  • The length of the password must be 8-16 characters
  • The user name cannot be contained in the password

    If this value is omitted, then a random password is assigned to the user.
Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PasswordNeverExpires

Specifies whether the user password expires periodically.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:$false
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PhoneNumber

Specifies the phone number of the user.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PostalCode

Specifies the postal code of the user.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PreferredDataLocation

Specifies the preferred data location for the user.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PreferredLanguage

Specifies the preferred language of the user.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SoftDeletionTimestamp

Specifies a time for soft deletion.

Type:DateTime
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-State

Specifies the state or province where the user is located.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-StreetAddress

Specifies the street address of the user.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-StrongAuthenticationMethods

Specifies an array of strong authentication methods.

Type:StrongAuthenticationMethod[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-StrongAuthenticationRequirements

Specifies an array of strong authentication requirements.

Type:StrongAuthenticationRequirement[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-StrongPasswordRequired

Specifies whether to require a strong password for the user.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:$true
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-StsRefreshTokensValidFrom

Specifies a StsRefreshTokensValidFrom value.

Type:DateTime
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-TenantId

Specifies the unique ID of the tenant on which to perform the operation. The default value is the tenant of the current user. This parameter applies only to partner users.

Type:Guid
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Title

Specifies the title of the user.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-UsageLocation

Specifies the location of the user where services are consumed. Specify a two-letter country code.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-UserPrincipalName

Specifies the user ID for this user. This is required.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-UserType

Specifies the user type.

Type:UserType
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

Microsoft.Online.Administration.User

This cmdlet returns details about the new user that was created, including their temporary password.