hands-on lab

Creating Users in Microsoft Entra ID

Up to 1h 15m
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Microsoft has currently disabled new registrations for the MS 365 Dev program. For the time being, please treat the lab as read-only or bring your own MS 365 account. Our team is currently working on an update, thank you for your understanding.

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As a help-desk analyst, you may be tasked with creating a digital identity for new starters in your company. User accounts in Microsoft Entra ID are an identity type that can be used to access various resources within an organization, restricting access levels via roles and permissions. A user identity represents an individual's digital footprint in that organization.

In this lab, you will create a new user in Microsoft Entra ID.

Note: Due to this lab requiring the creation of a Microsoft 365 organization with an Admin Center, if you don't already have one you will need to provide a mobile phone number to pass the account creation process.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lab, you will be able to:

  • Create a new user in Microsoft Entra ID

Intended Audience

  • Candidates who are studying for the AZ-900 (Microsoft Azure Fundamentals) Certification Exam
  • Candidates who are studying for the SC-900 (Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals) Certification Exam


  • Familiarity with Microsoft Entra ID
  • An understanding of identity management concepts


September 27th, 2023 - Updated the instructions and screenshots to reflect the latest UI

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About the author

Adil Islam, opens in a new tab
Cloud Labs Developer
Learning paths

Adil is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, former Azure Engineer, and loves all things Azure. He is a certified Azure Administrator and Azure DevOps Expert and has worked for some of the biggest MSPs in the world (Cognizant, New Signature, CoreAzure). He loves to combine his two passions: cloud and teaching.

Adil specializes in Azure Infrastructure services and has a curiosity for new, in-preview services from Azure, getting his hands familiar with the content before most of the world does. Outside of work, Adil helps run a growing community of IT professionals looking to break into the cloud and regularly runs workshops and webinars.

Covered topics

Lab steps

Setting Up A Microsoft 365 Developer Account
Creating a New User in Microsoft Entra ID