Office 365: Cloud Identities – Managing Users from Office 365 Admin center site
In this article we will discuss managing users like adding user, importing multiple users, exporting users, edit a user, delete a user from Office 365 Admin center site.
From Office 365 Admin center home page (https://portal.office.com/adminportal/home#/homepage ) Administrator can perform all users operation as
Options like “Add a user”, “Edit a user” are self-explanatory. Administrator will click on given link and can perform those operations. It’s very easy.
Few points regarding delete a user:
- We Administrator delete user, user account remains in Azure Active Directory recycle bin for 30 days. Administrator can recover account in 30 days. This is soft delete.
- Administrator can see all soft deleted users from “Deleted users” section under “Users” area from Admin center site as
- Once 30 days period expires, the user account is deleted permanently and is not recoverable.
Import multiple users: To go to this option, click on “Users >” link, Admin will be redirected to user’s page (https://portal.office.com/adminportal/home#/users ) as
Under “More” as shown in figure, we will find “Import multiple users” option as shown in below figure 4.
“Import multiple users” process allows us to import multiple users in Office 365 from specially formatted .CSV file. Importing multiple users is simple three steps process as shown below figure 5.
- Creating and uploading .CSV file
- Setting user options
- Verifying result
CSV file must have the following fields in first row:
- User Name
- First Name
- Last Name
- Display Name
- Job Title
- Office Number
- Office Phone
- Mobile Phone
- State or Province
- ZIP or Postal
- Country or region
Admin can also download sample CSV file from “Import multiple users” dialog as shown in above figure 5.
Once users CSV file ready, next step is set user option where Admin need to set following options
- Sign-in status : Either “Sign-in allowed” or “sign-in blocked”
- Licenses – Assigning licenses to the users
Once options are set, Admin will be redirected to result dialog page which shows no of users created, configuration setting to send mail or not. Admin can also download the result file which contain 4 fields
- Display name
- Additional information
Exporting all active users: Administrator can export all active users from Active Users page (https://portal.office.com/adminportal/home#/users ) as
Following fields are exported in a file
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