Add Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) as an identity provider for External Identities

Azure Active Directory is available as an identity provider option for B2B collaboration by default. If an external guest user has an Azure AD account through work or school, they can redeem your B2B collaboration invitations or complete your sign-up user flows using their Azure AD account.

Guest sign-in using Azure Active Directory accounts

If you want to enable guest users to sign in with their Azure AD account, you can use either the invitation flow or a self-service sign-up user flow. No additional configuration is required.

Screenshot of Azure AD account in the identity provider list.

Azure AD account in the invitation flow

When you invite a guest user to B2B collaboration, you can specify their Azure AD account as the Email address they'll use to sign in.

Screenshot of inviting a guest user using the Azure AD account.

Azure AD account in self-service sign-up user flows

Azure AD account is an identity provider option for your self-service sign-up user flows. Users can sign up for your applications using their own Azure AD accounts. First, you'll need to enable self-service sign-up for your tenant. Then you can set up a user flow for the application and select Azure Active Directory as one of the sign-in options.

Screenshot of Azure Ad account in a self-service sign-up user flow.

Verifying the application's publisher domain

As of November 2020, new application registrations show up as unverified in the user consent prompt unless the application's publisher domain is verified, and the company’s identity has been verified with the Microsoft Partner Network and associated with the application. (Learn more about this change.) For Azure AD user flows, the publisher’s domain appears only when using a Microsoft account or other Azure AD tenant as the identity provider. To meet these new requirements, follow these steps:

  1. Verify your company identity using your Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) account. This process verifies information about your company and your company’s primary contact.
  2. Complete the publisher verification process to associate your MPN account with your app registration using one of the following options:

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