Add an App for Azure Active Directory Using the Express Configuration Option


Use the express configuration option to create an Azure Active Directory (AD) app. The express configuration option automatically creates the Azure AD app, syncs the app with Azure AD, and then authorizes the app.

Before You Begin

  • Verify that Azure Powershell is installed on the Web Server computer. For more information, see Connect to Office 365 PowerShell.

  • You must have a global administrator account with multi-factor authentication (MFA) disabled. If you cannot use the global administrator account, you can use the custom configuration option.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Applications > Active Directory.

    The Active Directory page appears.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Add, and then click Azure Active Directory.

    The Azure Active Directory page appears.

  3. In the Name box, enter a name for the app.

  4. From the Server plan list, select the server plan to use for the app.

  5. Under Infrastructure settings, enter the following information:

    1. From the Index server list, select the index server to use for the app.

    2. From the Access node list, select the access node to use for the app.

  6. Under Azure AD connection settings, enter the following information:

    1. From the Azure AD cloud region list, select the region where your company is located.

    2. Select Express configuration (Recommended).

    3. Enter the global administrator account user name and password.

    4. Click Create Azure app.

      A Microsoft window displays all the permissions that are required to access the Azure app.

      If the pop-up blocker blocks the Microsoft window, allow access to the Microsoft window.

    5. At the bottom of the Microsoft window, click Accept.

  7. Click Save.