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How to find your Microsoft Tenant ID: A step-by-step guide

How to find your Microsoft Tenant ID

Finding your Microsoft Tenant ID can seem intimidating. Don't worry! We're here to help. Let's get started on this exciting journey!

A Microsoft Tenant ID is a unique identifier assigned to each organisation that uses Microsoft services, such as Azure or Office 365, but you can find it in just a few steps:

  1. Log in to the Azure portal with your administrator account.
  2. Go to the area Azure Active Directory.
  3. Click on "Properties" and you will see your Tenant ID see.

Understanding the Microsoft Tenant ID

In order to understand the Microsoft Tenant ID and its meaning, we need to familiarise ourselves with the basic information about the function and meaning of the Microsoft Tenant ID.

What is a Microsoft Tenant ID?

A Microsoft Tenant ID is a unique identifier for organisations that use Microsoft services. This ID enables access and management of various Microsoft services, such as Office 365, Azure and Dynamics 365.

Why is a Microsoft Tenant ID important?

The importance of a Microsoft Tenant ID cannot be underestimated. This unique identity enables organisations to control their resources, use services and collaborate easily with other tenants.

How to find your Microsoft Tenant ID

There are two methods to find your Microsoft Tenant ID: Using the Azure portal and using PowerShell.

Method 1: Use of the Azure portal

  1. Log in.
  2. Search for "Azure Active Directory" and select it.
  3. Click on "Properties" in the left-hand menu.
  4. Your Tenant ID can be found under "Directory ID".

Step 1: Log in to the Azure portal

  1. Open a web browser.
  2. Go to the Azure Portal website.
  3. Enter your account details - username and password.
  4. Press the "Log in" button to access your account.

Step 2: Navigation to the Azure Active Directory

  1. Open your web browser and go to the Azure Portal.
  2. Log in with your user name and password.
  3. Search for 'Azure Active Directory' in the top bar.
  4. Click on the result 'Azure Active Directory'.
  5. You will be redirected to the Azure Active Directory page.

Step 3: Finding the Tenant ID

  1. Log in to the Azure portal with your Microsoft account.
  2. Click on "Azure Active Directory" in the left-hand menu.
  3. Go to the "Properties" section in the Azure Active Directory tile.
  4. Search for "Directory ID" - this is your Tenant ID!

Method 2: Use of PowerShell

  1. Open PowerShell and enter "Connect-AzureAD" and press the Enter key.
  2. After logging in, enter "Get-AzureADTenantDetail" and press Enter.
  3. The output will display the tenant ID.

Step 1: Opening PowerShell

  1. Click on the Windows icon to start the Start menu.
  2. Enter "PowerShell" in the search bar.
  3. Select either "Windows PowerShell" or "PowerShell" from the results.

Step 2: Connection to Azure AD

  1. Log in to the Azure portal.
  2. Select "Azure Active Directory" from the navigation on the left.
  3. Go to "Overview".
  4. Search for the "Directory ID" attribute and copy it - this is your tenant ID.

Step 3: Retrieving the tenant ID

  1. Log in to the Azure portal.
  2. Go to 'Azure Active Directory' on the left-hand side.
  3. Under 'Manage' click on 'Properties'.
  4. The tenant ID is visible under 'Directory ID'.
  5. Copy them and save them securely.


Finding the Microsoft Tenant ID may seem hard. But don't worry! We have all the steps to locate it. With this ID, you can use Microsoft services that require it for authentication and authorisation. You can enable single sign-on for apps or integrate with other software systems. So make like Sarah and realise your full potential with the Microsoft Tenant ID!


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