How to create users in Microsoft 365

Overview

You will learn how to create users in Microsoft 365, there are multiple ways to create users in Microsoft 365 subscription, we will address all of them, and you can choose the way that suits you to follow.

Create a user from Microsoft 365 admin portal

You can add one user, by following the steps:

  1. Login to Office 365 admin portal, from the side menu, select the Users > Active Users.
  2. Then click on the Add a user icon, Setup the basic information such as First and Last, name, and other information.
  3. Then Assign the product licenses.
  4. There is an optional setting you can set such as the Role.
  5. Click Finish and you are done.

Create multiple users from Microsoft 365 admin portal

  1. Login to Office 365 admin portal, from the side menu, select the Users > Active Users.
  2. Then click on the Add multiple users icon, you can download a CSV file with the requested information and fill them.
  3. Download and save one of the files below. Open the file in ‎Excel‎ or a similar app and add your user info. Save the file as (.CSV) using commas as delimiters between the 16 columns.

After filling the fields you can upload the file to add the users by:

  • Clicking on the Add multiple users icon, then you can upload the CSV file.
  • Then Assign the product licenses.
  • There is an optional setting you can set such as the Role.
  • Click Finish and you are done.

Notice:

There is a required field and the others are optional, you need to make sure to fil the:

  • Username: Enter the email address
  • First name: User first name
  • Last name: User last Name
  • Display: The name you want to be displayed.

the password will be generated automatically.

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Updated on January 17, 2021

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