Azure Cloud Accounts forced password change on login when reset

Steven Booth 20 Reputation points


In my environment we have a mix of Windows and Mac devices. We use Azure to reset users passwords but due to it being cloud based it creates a temp password. We are having an issue on are Mac devices with this obviously as it not directly linked to azure we use Mosyle and it links through google. We have to login as the user on a different device and set a password to get around the temp password.

Question: is there a way in Azure for cloud accounts not be forced to be setup with a temp password on reset / creation?

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  1. Akhilesh 6,425 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Steven Booth

    Thank you for reaching us!

    For your query, I understand that you are facing a password setup issue on Mac devices.

    The Microsoft Entra ID generates a temporary password as a standard security measure when resetting a user’s password.

    Microsoft Entra portal does not provide an option to disable the creation of a temporary password and also there is no option to choose the password setup for the user and no option to skip changing the password when they first sign in.

    However, you can set a password to expire or never expire by using the PowerShell commands for either an individual user or for all users. The relevant steps and information are here and also you can refer Set-AzureADUser password document.


    Password Reset via portal and select the user for which you need to perform a password reset and uncheck the "Automatically create a password" option to set up the password for a user. Here you have other options like skipping "change their password when they first sign in" and getting sign-in information via email which you can see in the below picture.

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    If you’re using the Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) feature in Entra ID, it’s important to make sure that your new password meet with the password policy. If it doesn’t, it will ask to create a new password that does meet the policy requirements.

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    I hope this answer helps! If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask.



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