create new users who does not have microsoft account

Joe S George 46 Reputation points

Hi Team,

I want to use Azure active directory as the authentication system for a project. Does Microsoft Azure only allow users with Microsoft accounts to Sign Up?.
I want to allow all users (live, outlook, gmail, yahoo etc.) to create account in my project.
Is there a way to do this using Graph API?.


P.S. I am thinking of using it like AWS Cognito service

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  1. Sam Cogan 10,347 Reputation points MVP

    The default Azure AD (B2B) only allows you to add users from other Azure AD tenants. If you want to use consumer accounts like live, gmail etc. you will want to look at using Azure AD B2C which is an additional service.

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  2. AmanpreetSingh-MSFT 56,506 Reputation points

    Hi @Joe S George ,

    For this purpose you can go to and make below graph call and the given body:


    BODY: {"invitedUserEmailAddress":"","inviteRedirectUrl":"","sendInvitationMessage":true}

    Users can sign-in and access resources after redeeming the invite sent in the email. You will also get the redemption link in response to the above call that you can share with the users by any other means as well.

    For Azure AD B2C social identities, you can use the graph call as mentioned here:


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