Is it possible to create custom user attributes in azure AD portal?

Wei Zhang 41 Reputation points

I tried to add custom attributes for user entities in the Azure AD portal. But I could not find any option to do so. Is there any way to add custom user attributes?

I'm not using Azure AD B2C. It's just the regular Azure AD.

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  1. JamesTran-MSFT 36,541 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Wei Zhang
    Thank you for your post!

    When it comes to adding custom user attributes within Azure AD, you can do this through the Azure portal and use them in your self-service sign-up user flows, or you can also read and write these attributes by using the Microsoft Graph API. For more info - Define custom attributes for user flows.

    Create a custom attribute:

    1. Sign in to the Azure portal as an Azure AD administrator.
    2. Under Azure services, select Azure Active Directory.
    3. In the left menu, select External Identities.
    4. Select Custom user attributes.
    5. To add an attribute, select Add.
    6. Fill in the add attribute information page and create.


    I hope this helps!

    If you have any other questions, please let me know.
    Thank you for your time and patience throughout this issue.


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