Sharon shows how to customize Azure Active Directory by adding a logo and banner. To further customize the environment, she demonstrates the addition of a custom domain.
- [Instructor] There are a couple things I like to do as soon as my Active Directory is created in Azure Active Directory. I like to add in a custom branding and I like to add in a custom domain name, and we're going to cover both of those here. As you can see, I have logged into Azure. I'm going to go ahead and click on Azure Active Directory. I can now see everything that I can do within Azure Active Directory. I can add in users and groups, I can connect enterprise applications, we can configure Azure Active Directory Connect, and we'll be exploring a lot of these options throughout this course, but first I want to focus in on domain names and company branding.
Let's start with company branding. I can add another language if I'd like to do so. I'm going to leave everything in English. And then I have the option here of edit our company branding and here we can add in our files and add in some text as required. First thing is our sign in page. I've created a very boring jpeg for this. I've called it signinpage; I am not a creative person at all I'm going to go ahead and click open, and you'll notice that our information is now in signinpage.
Next, we can go ahead and create a banner image, and mine just happens to be called banner9. And the text is "this is a banner." You'll probably want to put in a jpeg of some sort. That might be your company logo. You can put in your username hint. I'm going to leave it as email@example.com. I'm going to change mine to reflect our custom domain name, which I have not yet added.
So there's our username hint. We can add in some text to our sign in page. Next, we have some advanced settings. So these'll be urls that the browser will be directed to after the user logs out of my apps. I'm going to leave these as is. Next I'm going to go ahead and add in an image. In this case, I'm just going to use my dog. Her name's Lucy, very exciting.
And again, I'm going to use the same image. This one will happen to be a dark theme. And then you'll have the option to keep me signed in disabled. I'm just going to leave that as is. I'm going to go ahead and click save. And now when users go to log in to my apps, which I'll show you later, what we've set up in the company branding will be on their log in page. I'm going to go ahead and close this, and close the next blade. And then pop back into Azure Active Directory.
In the branding set up, you saw me use the domain name bennetdemo.com. I actually haven't added that into this yet, so I'm going to do so now. I'm going to click in domain names, and you're going to notice that we have a bennetdemo.onmicrosoft.com, and that will be the default name that you'll be assigned, will be the name of your Azure Active Directory .onmicrosoft.com, but because I'm going to use Azure Active Directory Connect and connect my Azure Active Directory to my on premise active directory, I need to add in the custom domain name.
I'm going to click add, and add in your custom domain name. As I've already said, I've already purchased this. Click on add domain, and before we can start using our domain, we actually have to verify it. At this point, you'll be presented with the information that you need to add into your registrar, whoever that is. You'll next be presented with the information that you need to answer into your registrar. In this case, it is text record.
I'm going to go ahead and enter this into the registrar that I used, that I used to register my domain name. I've now gone ahead and entered those values into my registrar, and I'm going to go ahead and click verify. Be forewarned, it could take up to 72 hours for the domain record to be registered. If this happens, just hang tight and try back every couple of hours. I had to wait a few minutes, but eventually my domain name was verified. Next, I'd like to make my custom domain name primary.
To do so, click primary, and yes I want to make it primary. And now bennetdemo.com is my primary domain name. One thing I want to point out: if for some reason you wanted to delete your custom name.com you would have to come into your onmicrosoft.com domain name make that primary, and then you'd be able to delete your custom domain name. And that's all there is to it, to adding in custom branding to Azure Active Directory and adding in that custom domain name.
- Azure AD
- Adding company branding
- Adding a custom domain
- AD Connect configuration
- AD Connect Health
- Administering users and groups
- Configuring SaaS applications
- Granting conditional access
- Revoking access
- Application proxy and discovery
- Integrating web and desktop applications
- Creating an Azure AD B2C directory
- Registering an application
- Creating a Microsoft identity