Bulk download a list of groups in Azure Active Directory

You can download a list of all the groups in your organization to a comma-separated values (CSV) file in the portal for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), part of Microsoft Entra. All admins and non-admin users can download group lists.

To download a list of groups


The columns downloaded are pre-defined

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal with an account in your organization.

  2. In Azure AD, select Groups > Download groups.

  3. On the Groups download page, select Start to receive a CSV file listing your groups.

    The download groups command is on the All groups page

Check download status

You can see the status of all of your pending bulk requests in the Bulk operation results page.

Check status in the Bulk Operations Results page.

Bulk download service limits

Each bulk activity to download a group list can run for up to one hour. This enables you to download a list of at least 300,000 groups.

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