Delete signInNames.emailAddress from a federated AD B2C user

Alvaro Roberto 1 Reputation point

Hey guys, I am having a hard time trying to delete the signInNames.emailAddress attribute from a federated user using custom policies. I've already tried to remove it by using a technical profile to update the signInNames.emailAddress with a null claim, I've tried to use the DeleteClaims technical profile and the only method I could find to delete it was through the GraphAPI. However, I am not considering this as a solution since I want to delete it from my Custom Policy. Could anyone help, please?

Just to give it more context... Initially, this user is created through GraphAPI as a local user having the signInNames.emailAddress attribute filled. I have a custom policy responsible for merging this pre-registered local user to a federated one and in order to maintain this user as only federated, I would like to remove the signInNames.emailAddress to prevent this user to be able to login using an email and password.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Akshay-MSFT 16,921 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @Alvaro Roberto ,

    • Only way I could think of is allowing user attribute to generate a claim with null value. We could achieve this by passing "AllowGenerationOfClaimsWithNullValues" to "Null".
    • Within starter pack base profile, the claim attribute signInNames.emailAddress is used in 3 following technical profile: AAD- UserWriteUsingLogonEmail, AAD-UserReadUsingEmailAddress and AAD-UserReadUsingObjectId .
    • Kindly try adding <Item Key="AllowGenerationOfClaimsWithNullValues">true</Item> to each of these technical profile metadata and let know if you have any queries in the comments section

    Ref example:

               <TechnicalProfile Id="AAD-UserWriteUsingLogonEmail">  
            <Item Key="Operation">Write</Item>  
            <Item Key="RaiseErrorIfClaimsPrincipalAlreadyExists">true</Item>  
            <Item Key="AllowGenerationOfClaimsWithNullValues">true</Item> <!-- ***Allow to generate a claim with null value***. . -->  
            <InputClaim ClaimTypeReferenceId="email" PartnerClaimType="signInNames.emailAddress" Required="true" />  
            <!-- Required claims -->  
            <PersistedClaim ClaimTypeReferenceId="email" PartnerClaimType="signInNames.emailAddress" />  
            <PersistedClaim ClaimTypeReferenceId="newPassword" PartnerClaimType="password" />  
            <PersistedClaim ClaimTypeReferenceId="displayName" DefaultValue="unknown" />  
            <PersistedClaim ClaimTypeReferenceId="passwordPolicies" DefaultValue="DisablePasswordExpiration" />  
            <PersistedClaim ClaimTypeReferenceId="Verified.strongAuthenticationPhoneNumber" PartnerClaimType="strongAuthenticationPhoneNumber" />  
            <!-- Optional claims. -->  
            <PersistedClaim ClaimTypeReferenceId="givenName" />  
            <PersistedClaim ClaimTypeReferenceId="surname" />  
            <OutputClaim ClaimTypeReferenceId="objectId" />  
            <OutputClaim ClaimTypeReferenceId="newUser" PartnerClaimType="newClaimsPrincipalCreated" />  
            <OutputClaim ClaimTypeReferenceId="authenticationSource" DefaultValue="localAccountAuthentication" />  
            <OutputClaim ClaimTypeReferenceId="userPrincipalName" />  
            <OutputClaim ClaimTypeReferenceId="signInNames.emailAddress" />  
          <IncludeTechnicalProfile ReferenceId="AAD-Common" />  
          <UseTechnicalProfileForSessionManagement ReferenceId="SM-AAD" />  

    Akshay Kaushik

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