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

In this quickstart, you'll create a user and then assign the user an Intune license. When you use 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.


Sign in to Intune in 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

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

  1. In Microsoft Endpoint Manager, select Users > All users > New user: In Microsoft Endpoint Manager, select 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.


    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. Select Show password and be sure to remember the automatically generated password so that you can sign in to a test device.

  5. Select 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 the user. 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. Select Users > Active Users, and then select the user you just created.

  3. Select the Licenses and Apps tab.

  4. Under Select location, select a location for the user, if it's not already set.

  5. Select the Intune check box 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 Azure management.

    Select the location and Intune license


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

  6. Select 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 going to the Microsoft 365 admin center and selecting Users > the user > 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 that user. For more information about adding users to Intune, see Add users and grant administrative permission to Intune.

To continue this series of Intune quickstarts, go to the next quickstart: