How to Create a User in Office 365

In this blog we will get to know How to create a user in office 365.

To add an Office 365 user, we can use the admin portal and from the PowerShell, we will talk about How to create user account using Admin portal here.


Steps to create user in Office 365 using Admin center:

You will have to be a global administrator as this role has the permissions to create user account.

Once you have the required admin account you can visit the admin center directly: > Then click on Users tab > Active users tab:


How to Create a User in Office 365


On Active users page click on Add a user:


How to Create a User in Office 365


Fill the required data of the user account as shown:


 You can either provide your own password or select the box to automatically create a password.


I prefer to provide my own password which I can share it with the end user.


You can also check the box for the option “Require this user to change their password when they first sign in”, if you want the user to change the password immediately after they login with the temporary password you provided them, once done hit Next:


How to Create a User in Office 365

On the next page, it will ask to choose the usage location of the user and a license for the user.

Usage location is the location where the user physically operates from.


You can assign the required license or if you want you can create a user without a license by clicking on “Create user without product license (not recommended)” and Click Next:

How to Create a User in Office 365

Note: License(s) can be assigned or changed after user creation as well.


This page has optional settings, if you want the user to have admin access you can assign
Roles to the user account, you can also update the profile information for the
user here, once done click Next:

 How to Create a User in Office 365


This page let us to Review our settings, once done click on Finish adding:

How to Create a User in Office 365


This is the final page of the user creation wizard, click Close:


You can search for the user created in the Active user page to find it and do any changes you require:

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Related articles:

 How to change Display name of user in Office 365

 How to Change User Email Address in Office 365

In this way we can create user using the office admin portal.

Do let me know if you have any question, in the comment section below.

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