Can't manage/transition a free Azure AD tenant and app registration originally created with MS Personal account

JH Lee 1 Reputation point

Many years ago, I created a multi-tenant enterprise app using a MS personal account ( .com). These apps are registered under a free Azure AD tenant that was automatically created during the registration process.

I would now like to feature this app on the Azure Marketplace, but the Microsoft Partner Network requires a work account.

I have a M365 (work) account / tenant that I'm also the global admin for. This has its own AD tenant, but naturally the app but I can't find a way to either
(a) add external users (or any users for that matter) in the free AD tenant
(b) transfer the app registration to the paid AD tenant or
(b) transfer/add ownership of the free AD tenant over to the paid AD tenant/work account

Do I have any other options besides creating a brand new app registration in the work-based AD tenant?

Any help would be much appreciated, as migrating customers to a new app registration would be a nightmare!


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  1. Danny Zollner 5,986 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    You can't move app registrations between tenants. If the requirement is to use a work account, you'll either want to invite your "work" account into the other tenant as a guest, or create an account locally - probably something like if you haven't verified a domain - rather than using your consumer guest account that is .com.

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  2. JH Lee 1 Reputation point

    Thanks, @Danny Zollner .

    What I'd like to do is get the app featured in the Azure Marketplace, but to do that, it requires a work account (to sign into the Microsoft Partner Network).

    Unfortunately the only user in this 'tenant' is the MS Personal one, which has no permissions.

    This 'tenant' was created by Microsoft automatically solely because I had an application registered here:

    At some point, this was moved to the Azure Portal so I believe some sort of skeleton tenant was created simply to manage this app registration.

    It seems to be an "Azure Free" tenant that has no primary domain, but at the same time, no users either.

    Ideally I would move the app registration , but since it can't be transitioned, I will try upgrading the tenant with a full license to see if I can then exercise more control over it.


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