Bulk download a list of groups in Microsoft Entra ID

You can download a list of all the groups in your organization to a comma-separated values (CSV) file in the portal for Microsoft Entra ID. All admins and nonadmin users can download group lists.

Download a list of groups


Steps in this article might vary slightly based on the portal you start from.

The columns downloaded are predefined.

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Entra admin center as at least a Groups Administrator.

  2. Select Microsoft Entra ID.

  3. Select Groups > All groups > Download groups.

    Screenshot of the All groups page with Download groups selected.

  4. On the Groups download page, select Start to receive a CSV file that lists your groups.

    Screenshot that shows the Download groups command is on the All groups page.

Check download status

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

Screenshot that shows the Check status option on the Bulk operation results page.

Bulk download service limits

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

Next steps