Configure your tab app in Azure AD

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) provides access to your tab app based on the app user's Teams identity. You'll need to register your tab app with Azure AD so that the app user who has signed into Teams can be given access to your tab app.

Enabling SSO in Azure AD

Register your tab app in Azure AD and enable it for SSO requires making app configurations, such as generating app ID, defining API scope, and pre-authorize client IDs for trusted applications.

Configure Azure AD to send access token to Teams Client app

Create a new app registration in Azure AD, and expose its (web) API using scopes (permissions). Configure a trust relationship between the exposed API on Azure AD and your app. It allows Teams Client to obtain an access token on behalf of your application and the logged-in user. You can add client IDs for the trusted mobile, desktop, and web applications that you want to pre-authorize.

You may also need to configure additional details, such as authenticating app users on the platform or device where you want to target your tab app.

User-level Graph API permissions are supported, that is, email, profile, offline_access, and OpenId. If you require access to additional Graph scopes, such as User.Read or Mail.Read, see Get an access token with Graph permissions.

Azure AD configuration enables SSO for your tab app in Teams. It responds with an access token for validating the app user.

Before you configure your app

It's helpful if you learn about the configuration for registering your app on Azure AD beforehand. Ensure that you've prepared to configure the following details prior to registering your app:

  • Single- or multi-tenant options: Will your application be used in only the Microsoft 365 tenant where it's registered, or will many Microsoft 365 tenants use it? Applications written for one enterprise are typically single-tenant. Applications written by an independent software vendor and used by many customers need to be multi-tenant so each customer's tenant can access the application.
  • Application ID URI: It's a globally unique URI that identifies the web API you expose for your app's access through scopes. It's also referred to as an identifier URI. The application ID URI includes the app ID and the subdomain where your app is hosted. Your application's domain name and the domain name you register for your Azure AD application must be the same. Currently, multiple domains per app aren't supported.
  • Scope: It's the permission that an authorized app user or your app can be granted for accessing a resource exposed by the API.


  • LOB applications: Your organization can make LOB applications available through Microsoft Store. These apps are custom to your organization. They are internal or specific within your organization or business.
  • Customer-owned apps: SSO is also supported for customer-owned apps within the Azure AD B2C tenants.

To create and configure your app in Azure AD for enabling SSO:

Configure your app in Azure AD

You can configure your tab app in Azure AD to configure the scope and permissions for access tokens.

You'll need to register your app in Azure AD and configure the tenancy and app's platform, before you can enable it for SSO. Azure AD generates a new app ID that you must note. You'll need to update it later in the Teams app manifest file.


Microsoft Teams Toolkit registers the Azure AD application in an SSO project. You can skip this section if you've used Teams Toolkit to create your app. However, you would need to configure permissions and scope, and trust client applications.

Learn how to register your app in Azure AD

To register a new app in Azure AD

  1. Open the Azure portal on your web browser. The Microsoft Azure AD Portal page opens.

  2. Select the App registrations icon.

    Azure AD Portal page.

    The App registrations page appears.

  3. Select + New registration icon.

    New registration page on Azure AD Portal.

    The Register an application page appears.

  4. Enter the name of your app that you want to be displayed to the app user. You can change this name at a later stage, if you want to.

    App registration page on Azure AD Portal.

  5. Select the type of user account that can access your app. You can choose from single- or multi-tenant options, or Private Microsoft account.

    Options for supported account types
    Option Select this to...
    Accounts in this organizational directory only (Microsoft only - Single tenant) Build an application for use only by users (or guests) in your tenant.
    Often called LOB application, this app is a single-tenant application in the Microsoft identity platform.
    Accounts in any organizational directory (Any Azure AD directory - Multi-tenant) Let users in any Azure AD tenant use your application. This option is appropriate if, for example, you're building a SaaS application, and you intend to make it available to multiple organizations.
    This type of app is known as a multi-tenant application in the Microsoft identity platform.
    Accounts in any organizational directory (Any Azure AD directory - Multi-tenant) and personal Microsoft accounts Target the widest set of customers.
    By selecting this option, you're registering a multi-tenant application that can support app users who have personal Microsoft accounts also.
    Personal Microsoft accounts only Build an application only for users who have personal Microsoft accounts.


    You don't need to enter Redirect URI for enabling SSO for a tab app.

  6. Select Register. A message pops up on the browser stating that the app was created.

    Register app on Azure AD Portal.

    The page with app ID and other configurations is displayed.

    App registration is successful.

  7. Note and save the app ID from Application (client) ID. You'll need it for updating the Teams app manifest later.

    Your app is registered in Azure AD. You now have app ID for your tab app.

Configure scope for access token

After you've created a new app registration, configure scope (permission) options for sending access token to Teams Client, and authorizing trusted client applications to enable SSO.

To configure scope and authorize trusted client applications, you'll need:

  • To expose an API: Configure scope (permission) options for your app. You'll expose a web API, and configure the application ID URI.
  • To configure API scope: Define scope for the API, and the users who can consent for a scope. You can let only admins provide consent for higher-privileged permissions.
  • To configure authorized client application: Create authorized client IDs for applications that you want to pre-authorize. It allows the app user to access the app scopes (permissions) you've configured, without requiring any further consent. Pre-authorize only those client applications you trust as your app users won't have the opportunity to decline consent.

To expose an API

  1. Select Manage > Expose an API from the left pane.

    Expose an API menu option.

    The Expose an API page appears.

  2. Select Set to generate application ID URI in the form of api://{AppID}.

    Set app ID URI

    The section for setting application ID URI appears.

  3. Enter the application ID URI in the format explained here.

    Application ID URI

    • The Application ID URI is pre-filled with app ID (GUID) in the format api://{AppID}.
    • The application ID URI format must be: api://{AppID}.
    • Insert the between api:// and {AppID} (which is, GUID). For example, api://{AppID}.


    • is the human-readable domain name from which your tab app is served. Your application's domain name and the domain name you register for your Azure AD application must be the same.

      If you're using a tunneling service, such as ngrok, you must update this value whenever your ngrok subdomain changes.

    • AppID is the app ID (GUID) that was generated when you registered your app. You can view it in the Overview section.


    • Application ID URI for app with multiple capabilities: If you're building an app with a bot, a messaging extension, and a tab, enter the application ID URI as api://{YourClientId}, where the BotID is your bot app ID.

    • Format for domain name: Use lower case letters for domain name. Don't use upper case.

      For example, to create an app service or web app with resource name, 'demoapplication':

      If base resource name used is URL will be... Format is supported on...
      demoapplication All platforms.
      DemoApplication Desktop, web, and iOS only. It isn't supported in Android.

      Use the lower case option demoapplication as base resource name.

  4. Select Save.

    A message pops up on the browser stating that the application ID URI was updated.

    Application ID URI message

    The application ID URI displays on the page.

    Application ID URI updated

  5. Note and save the Application ID URI. You'll need it for updating the Teams app manifest later.

To configure API scope

  1. Select + Add a scope in the Scopes defined by this API section.

    Select scope

    The Add a scope page appears.

  2. Enter the details for configuring scope.

    The screenshot shows how to add scope details in Azure.

    1. Enter the scope name. This is a mandatory field.
    2. Select the user who can give consent for this scope. The default option is Admins only.
    3. Enter the Admin consent display name. This is a mandatory field.
    4. Enter the description for admin consent. This is a mandatory field.
    5. Enter the User consent display name.
    6. Enter the description for user consent description.
    7. Select the Enabled option for state.
    8. Select Add scope.

    A message pops up on the browser stating that the scope was added.

    Scope added message

    The new scope you defined displays on the page.

    Scope added and displayed

To configure authorized client application

  1. Move through the Expose an API page to the Authorized client application section, and select + Add a client application.

    Authorized client application

    The Add a client application page appears.

  2. Enter the appropriate Microsoft 365 client ID for the applications that you want to authorize for your app’s web application.

    Add a client application


    • The Microsoft 365 client IDs for mobile, desktop, and web applications for Teams, Microsoft 365 app, and Outlook are the actual IDs that you must add.
    • For a Teams tab app, you'll need either Web or SPA, as you can't have a mobile or desktop client application in Teams.
    1. Choose one of the following client IDs:

      Use client ID For authorizing...
      1fec8e78-bce4-4aaf-ab1b-5451cc387264 Teams mobile or desktop application
      5e3ce6c0-2b1f-4285-8d4b-75ee78787346 Teams web application
      4765445b-32c6-49b0-83e6-1d93765276ca Microsoft 365 web application
      0ec893e0-5785-4de6-99da-4ed124e5296c Microsoft 365 desktop application
      d3590ed6-52b3-4102-aeff-aad2292ab01c Outlook desktop application
      bc59ab01-8403-45c6-8796-ac3ef710b3e3 Outlook web application
      27922004-5251-4030-b22d-91ecd9a37ea4 Outlook mobile application
    2. Select the application ID URI you created for your app in Authorized scopes to add the scope to the web API you exposed.

    3. Select Add application.

    A message pops up on the browser stating that the authorized client app was added.

    Client application added message

    The authorized app's client ID displays on the page.

    Client app added and displayed


You can authorize more than one client application. Repeat the steps of this procedure for configuring another authorized client application.

You've successfully configured app scope, permissions, and client applications. Ensure that you note and save the application ID URI. Next, you configure the access token version.

Configure access token version

You must define the access token version for your app. This configuration is made in the Azure AD application manifest.

To define the access token version

  1. Select Manage > Manifest from the left pane.

    Azure AD portal Manifest

    The Azure AD application manifest appears.

  2. Enter 2 as the value for the accessTokenAcceptedVersion property.


    If you've selected Personal Microsoft accounts only or Accounts in any organizational directory (Any Azure AD directory - Multitenant) and personal Microsoft accounts (e.g. Skype, Xbox) during app registration, update the value for the accessTokenAcceptedVersion property as 2.

    Value for accepted access token version

  3. Select Save

    A message pops up on the browser stating that the manifest was updated successfully.

    Manifest updated message

Congratulations! You've completed the app configuration in Azure AD required to enable SSO for your tab app.

Next step

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