Registering the Application for Exchange Online (Through Azure Active Directory)

When you use Exchange Online (Through Azure Active Directory) to archive messages, you must register the application with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Azure AD manages the connection between Office 365 with Exchange and the Exchange Mailbox. You use information that you generate in Azure AD to configure your the Exchange Mailbox.

When you perform this procedure, record the following values of the new application. You will use these values later when you configure your Commvault environment.

  • Application ID
  • Key value
  • Directory ID

Disclaimer: This procedure is performed using the Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Web application. The Azure AD application is subject to change without notice. Consult Microsoft documentation, for example "Azure Active Directory Documentation" (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/).

Important: Commvault software supports Microsoft Azure for public clouds only. Sovereign clouds, such as in Germany or China, are not supported. For more information, consult Microsoft documentation. For example, “App Service Regional Details”, https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/app-service/regional-details/.


  1. Access the Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/) using your global admin user account.
  2. In the Microsoft Azure dashboard, in the left navigation pane, click Azure Active Directory.
  3. On the preview screen, click App registrations.
  4. Click New application registration to create a new application.
  5. On the Create blade, do the following:
    1. In the Name box, type a name for your application.
    2. In the Application Type box, select Web app / API.
    3. In the Sign-on URL box, type http://localhost:1234.
    4. Click Create.
  6. Click the application display name.
  7. On the Settings > Properties blade, set Multi-tenanted to Yes, and then click Save.
  8. On the Settings > Keys blade, type the description and an expiry date for the new key, and then click Save.
  9. Record the value of the new key.

    You use this value as the Key value.

  10. On the Settings > Required Permissions blade, click Add.
  11. On the Add API access blade, click Select an API.
  12. On the Select an API blade, select the Microsoft Graph API, and then click Select.
  13. On the Enable Access blade, from the Application Permissions, select the Read directory data permission, and then click Select.
  14. On the Add API access blade, click Done.
  15. On the Required permissions blade, click Grant Permissions, and then click Yes in the message that appears.
  16. On the Azure Active Directory > Properties blade, locate and record the value in the Directory ID box.

Last modified: 8/15/2018 7:31:47 PM