Microsoft Azure Active Directory: How to setup Azure AD Tenant

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Azure tenant is a dedicated and trusted instance of Azure Active Directory (AD) that’s automatically created when your organization signs up for a Microsoft cloud service subscription, such as Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Intune, or Office 365. An Azure tenant represents a single organization. Therefore, in order to use Azure AD, you must become a “tenant” within the system. So a tenant is basically just securing a sub-domain. At that point, you would have one account registered in your Azure AD. From there, you can activate Office365, Intune, or any of the Azure services. For this guide for reasons to deploy AAD. Also, see the following article on how to add a custom domain name to Azure Active Directory.

How to setup Azure AD Tenant

Every Azure AD tenant is distinct and separate from other Azure AD tenants and has its own representation of work and school identities and consumer identities. This bring me to the question, what is Azure AD?

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft’s cloud-based identity and access management service, which helps your employees sign in and access resources in external resources, such as Microsoft Office 365, the Azure portal, and thousands of other SaaS applications and also to internal applications such as apps on your corporate network and intranet, along with any cloud apps developed by your own organization.

Create a new tenant for your organization: Create your new directory by following the steps in Create a new tenant for your organization.
– After signing up and logging in to the Azure portal.
You can create a free account with this link
– Navigate to or click on the Portal menu as shown below

Active Directory setup

From the Azure portal, click on create resources as shown below
– Select Identity, and then select Azure Active Directory

Azure AD Tenant setup

This will open the Create a Tenant Window
– Type in Organisation name
– Initial domain name
– And the country or region as well.

Azure AD configuration

As you will see on your dashboard, the directory is being created as shown below

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Now we can launch the new Azure Active Directory we have just created.

In the next article, I will be adding a custom domain to my Azure Active Directory.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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