Learn how to create a user account with Office 365.
- [Narrator] Now we want to provide access to our users to our Office 365 services. In order for a user to access the services in Office 365, they need a user account. They'll also need a mailbox in order to send and receive e-mail messages. Now, luckily, from the Office 365 Admin center, when I add a user, I automatically create a mailbox for that user as well. So both creating his security credential and his background access. So I'm going to click here on add a user from the Admin Center.
Now, I'm already authenticated and I have administrative access, which is why I'm in the Admin Center, so I have the right to create users. So I'm going to go ahead and create a username, Zoe. So I can give her a first name, a display name, and here is her username here. Then, I will be selecting here, from the list of domain, I'm going to create her in the elfassy.ca domain. Now notice I can then specify a location of where that user account will be located. Then I can provide additional information for that user such as contact information, title, department, phone number, address, and a series of additional general data for the user.
But then I have some important access here which is the password for the user. So the password can either be automatically generated by Office 365 or I can define a password myself. Now I'm going to leave this to be automatically generated because it's going to display the password at the end of the wizard and also send me a copy of that password when it's done. As well, I have the option to make the user change the password when they first sign in. Now I highly recommend to use that option to ensure that a user is just not using the password that they received by email or however you decided to provide that password to them.
If I would like to create an additional administrator of Office 365, I would assign administrative roles to that user here. So if I click on the drop down list, I can select various administrative roles. Now by default you notice that it's always no administrator access or a regular user. The last option that I can specify here is the license, the type of licensing that would be assigned to that user. So here I have the option of providing one of my Office 365 licenses.
And when I go down the list of options here, I can even select which functionalities of Office 365, that are available in my license, will be activated or deactivated for the user. For example, if I don't want that user to be able to use SharePoint Online, I can deactivate SharePoint Online just for that one user. Now note that you don't always have to do that at creation time, you can also go back later on and modify the user, then modify his license functionalities.
So once all of the information has been provided for the user named Zoe, I will click on add and then the user will be created directly in my Office 365 infrastructure, as well as a mailbox will be created for that user automatically. So, I'm going to click on add and let's take a look. So this is my Exchange Admin Center. Under my recipients, I've got mailboxes. So this is going to be the repository for e-mail. I'm going to refresh this interface here.
Zoe will appear here as a mailbox. So let me go back in there again. She'll appear here shortly. In the meantime, we'll take a look at her Active Directory user account that has also been created. So if I go under my Active Directory Directory, which is in the Azure Admin Portal, under users I can make a search here for Zoe and I see that the account for Zoe has been created.
And all of her settings have been populated and she is considered an active directory account. And that account is the account that has permissions over her mailbox in Office 365 in Exchange Online. So let's do another refresh over here. She will appear shortly and, with the magic of video editing, will come back in a few seconds when it does appear. And here she is. Zoe has now been created as a mailbox and I can manage her settings in her mailbox settings just like all my other mailboxes.
Know that I have no way of creating a mailbox directly in the Exchange Admin Center. I really have to go and create them from Office 365. Though I can create users directly, in the Active Directory Azure, I cannot go ahead and create mailboxes directly here in my Exchange Admin Center.
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- Configuring sharing and shared mailboxes
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- Configuring PowerShell
- Creating SharePoint services