Getting Started With Creating A New Tenant With Custom Domain In Azure Active Directory

Introduction

 
Azure AD is cloud-based identity and access management service, which helps employees to sign in and access company resources such as Microsoft 365, the Azure portal, and thousands of other SaaS applications. AZURE AD provides the below features: 
  1. Employee admin can enable Azure AD to require multi-factor authentication when accessing important organizational resources. You can use Azure AD to automate user provisioning between your existing Windows Server AD and your cloud apps, including Microsoft 365.
  2. If the company has any enterprise application which provides related company information, timesheet app, employee inventory management app, etc., then the company can develop any application which allows only company users to access this using Azure AD as a standards-based approach for adding single sign-on (SSO). They can also allow it to work with a user's pre-existing credentials and there's then no need add any other registration or login screen for your application.
Getting Started Create A New Tenant With Custom Domain In Azure Active Directory 
 

Create new tenant

  1. Login to personal / organization Azure portal here.
  2. Create new Resource menu having “Azure Active Directory” as like below and click on Azure Active Directory

    Getting Started Create A New Tenant With Custom Domain In Azure Active Directory

  3. On Create a tenant page, click on “create active directory”

    Getting Started Create A New Tenant With Custom Domain In Azure Active Directory
On the create a tenant confirmation:
  • Organization name - you can provide your organization name here
  • Initial domain name– provide here your initial domain name
  • Country/ Region– provide your country name.
Getting Started Create A New Tenant With Custom Domain In Azure Active Directory
 
You will get a new screen for review and confirmation tenant creation, after validation you will get initial domain like this: <your domain name>.onmicrosoft.com, example MSDEVJS.onmicrosoft.com
 
Getting Started Create A New Tenant With Custom Domain In Azure Active Directory
 
Tenant creation is in progress and it will take a few minutes to get confirmation.
 
Getting Started Create A New Tenant With Custom Domain In Azure Active Directory
 
Your new tenant is created with the domain MSDEVJS.onmicrosoft.com.
 

Setup Custom Domain Name

 
You have successfully created a new Azure AD tenant with default Microsoft sub domain. You can’t change the Microsoft default sub domain, but you can add your company custom domain, it will help you to create email and access the Microsoft app with your domain name.
 
Step 1
 
Select option as a Custom Domain
 
Step 2
 
Click on Add custom domain in menu options
 
Getting Started Create A New Tenant With Custom Domain In Azure Active Directory
 
In Custom domain name, enter your organization's new name, in this example, devenvexe.com. Select Add domain
 
Getting Started Create A New Tenant With Custom Domain In Azure Active Directory
 
You must add a universal domain extension like .in, .com, etc.devenvexe.com. The page appears showing your DNS information. Save this information. You need to provide a TXT or MX record to configure DNS.
 
Getting Started Create A New Tenant With Custom Domain In Azure Active Directory 
After you add your custom domain name to Azure AD, you must return to your domain registrar provider and add the Azure AD DNS information from your copied TXT file.
 
Creating this TXT record for your domain verifies ownership of your domain name.
 
Go back to your domain registrar. We have registered domain in Big Rock and created a new TXT record for your domain based on your copied DNS information. Set the time to live (TTL) to 3600 seconds (60 minutes), and then add the record.
 
Getting Started Create A New Tenant With Custom Domain In Azure Active Directory
 
After you add your custom domain name, make sure it is valid in Azure AD. The domain registrar to Azure AD can take  a few days, depending on your domain registrar.
 

Summary

 
In this article, you learned about how to create a new tenant with custom domain in Azure Active Directory. If you have any questions/ feedback/ issues, please write them  in the comment box.