Azure AD Guest User

In Azure active directory there is functionality to invite the guest user to come and collaborate with the existing team to get access and work upon the data and various apps and services. In this article we will see step by step guide on azure ad guest user addition to existing directory.

Prerequisite :

You need to have access to create the user in Azure AD

What is Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory Tenant

How to add azure active directory guest user

In this tutorial we will add the azure ad guest user by using the web azure portal. We can also create the user using the azure power shell script as well. However in this tutorial we are concentrating on the azure portal :

Lets login to azure portal and type azure active directory in the search box:


Now click on the ‘ User ‘ to add guest user :

You can click on ‘+ New User’ or ‘+ New guest user’ to create user. Both will land up to same screen :

You will see the screen like this Select the Invite user:


Fill out the Name, First name, Last name and email address of the guest user to whom you want to add. Azure AD will send the invite email on this email id.

You can add on the personal message which will send in the invite email

For now keep the groups and roles as it is.

You can add further job details for the user as below:

Click on Invite. If everything goes successful then you will see the message like this :

User got the email as well. It will be look like as follows :



Azure Active Directory guest user is intended for the onboarding the users who are not part of your organization but you want to collaborate with them. We have seen the tutorial for inviting the user in step by step method using the azure portal.


Deepak Goyal is certified Azure Cloud Solution Architect. He is having around decade and half experience in designing, developing and managing enterprise cloud solutions. He is also Big data certified professional and passionate cloud advocate.