Perform Bulk Azure AD Operations in the Portal

1 hour
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

Azure Active Directory (AD) is often a critical component in many cloud based Azure solutions, and it can be used to manage access to enterprise resources for organizations. In this hands-on lab, we’ll walk through bulk operations that can be performed within the Azure Portal, to help streamline the management of user accounts and security groups.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Bulk Create Users

In the Azure portal, within the Azure Active Directory service, create three users using the CSV template provided.

Note: The CSV template can be accessed and downloaded via Users > Bulk operations > Bulk create.

Bulk Delete Users

In the Azure portal, within the Azure Active Directory service, delete one user using the CSV template provided.

Note: The CSV template can be accessed and downloaded via Users > Bulk operations > Bulk delete.

Bulk Add Group Members

In the Azure portal, within the Azure Active Directory service, add all remaining users to a group using the CSV template provided.

Note: You must create a Security group first. Then, the CSV template can be accessed and downloaded via Groups > ‘Group Name’ > Members > Bulk operations > Import members.

Additional Resources

Scenario

To help you walk through the lab, consider the following scenario:

You work as a systems administrator for an organization that has a lot of seasonal projects. As a result, it's very common for you to have to create and delete a large volume of users every few months throughout the year, as well as manage relevant security groups.

You have some spare time now before the project season begins, and you would like to investigate the use of bulk operations to help minimize your workload during these seasonal high peaks.

To get started, you would like to practice the following operations within your empty demo Azure AD tenant:

  • Creating and deleting users in bulk
  • Managing group membership in bulk

Lab Setup

Log in to the Azure portal by right-clicking Open Azure Portal and selecting the option to open it in a new private browser window. (This option will read differently depending on your browser — for example, in Chrome, it reads Open Link in Incognito Window.) Then, sign in using the credentials provided on the lab page.

The objectives for this hands-on lab can be completed using the Azure portal. Specifically, all tasks will be performed using the Azure Active Directory service pages.

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