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New-MgUser – Create a New User in Azure AD

User management is a fundamental task in any Microsoft 365 environment, and Microsoft Graph PowerShell provides the cmdlets to manage them through PowerShell.

The New-MgUser cmdlet in PowerShell creates a new user in Microsoft Graph.

To use the New-MgUser cmdlet, you must first connect to your Microsoft 365 tenant using the Connect-MGraph cmdlet. Once you are connected, you can use the New-MgUser cmdlet to create a new user.

Connect-MgGraph -Scopes User.ReadWrite.All

The syntax to create a new user object is given below.

New-MgUser
   [-AboutMe <String>]
   [-AccountEnabled]
   [-Activities <IMicrosoftGraphUserActivity[]>]
   [-AdditionalProperties <Hashtable>]
   [-AgeGroup <String>]
   [-AgreementAcceptances <IMicrosoftGraphAgreementAcceptance[]>]
   [-AppRoleAssignments <IMicrosoftGraphAppRoleAssignment[]>]
   [-AssignedLicenses <IMicrosoftGraphAssignedLicense[]>]
   [-AssignedPlans <IMicrosoftGraphAssignedPlan[]>]
   [-Authentication <IMicrosoftGraphAuthentication>]
   [-AuthorizationInfo <IMicrosoftGraphAuthorizationInfo>]
   [-Birthday <DateTime>]
   [-BusinessPhones <String[]>]
   [-Calendar <IMicrosoftGraphCalendar>]
   [-CalendarGroups <IMicrosoftGraphCalendarGroup[]>]
   [-CalendarView <IMicrosoftGraphEvent[]>]
   [-Calendars <IMicrosoftGraphCalendar[]>]
   [-Chats <IMicrosoftGraphChat[]>]
   [-City <String>]
   [-CompanyName <String>]
   [-ConsentProvidedForMinor <String>]
   [-ContactFolders <IMicrosoftGraphContactFolder[]>]
   [-Contacts <IMicrosoftGraphContact[]>]
   [-Country <String>]
   [-CreatedDateTime <DateTime>]
   [-CreatedObjects <IMicrosoftGraphDirectoryObject[]>]
   [-CreationType <String>]
   [-CustomSecurityAttributes <Hashtable>]
   [-DeletedDateTime <DateTime>]
   [-Department <String>]
   [-DeviceEnrollmentLimit <Int32>]
   [-DeviceManagementTroubleshootingEvents <IMicrosoftGraphDeviceManagementTroubleshootingEvent[]>]
   [-DirectReports <IMicrosoftGraphDirectoryObject[]>]
   [-DisplayName <String>]
   [-Drive <IMicrosoftGraphDrive>]
   [-Drives <IMicrosoftGraphDrive[]>]
   [-EmployeeExperience <IMicrosoftGraphEmployeeExperienceUser>]
   [-EmployeeHireDate <DateTime>]
   [-EmployeeId <String>]
   [-EmployeeLeaveDateTime <DateTime>]
   [-EmployeeOrgData <IMicrosoftGraphEmployeeOrgData>]
   [-EmployeeType <String>]
   [-Events <IMicrosoftGraphEvent[]>]
   [-Extensions <IMicrosoftGraphExtension[]>]
   [-ExternalUserState <String>]
   [-ExternalUserStateChangeDateTime <DateTime>]
   [-FaxNumber <String>]
   [-FollowedSites <IMicrosoftGraphSite[]>]
   [-GivenName <String>]
   [-HireDate <DateTime>]
   [-Id <String>]
   [-Identities <IMicrosoftGraphObjectIdentity[]>]
   [-ImAddresses <String[]>]
   [-InferenceClassification <IMicrosoftGraphInferenceClassification>]
   [-Insights <IMicrosoftGraphOfficeGraphInsights>]
   [-Interests <String[]>]
   [-IsResourceAccount]
   [-JobTitle <String>]
   [-JoinedTeams <IMicrosoftGraphTeam[]>]
   [-LastPasswordChangeDateTime <DateTime>]
   [-LegalAgeGroupClassification <String>]
   [-LicenseAssignmentStates <IMicrosoftGraphLicenseAssignmentState[]>]
   [-LicenseDetails <IMicrosoftGraphLicenseDetails[]>]
   [-Mail <String>]
   [-MailFolders <IMicrosoftGraphMailFolder[]>]
   [-MailNickname <String>]
   [-MailboxSettings <IMicrosoftGraphMailboxSettings>]
   [-ManagedAppRegistrations <IMicrosoftGraphManagedAppRegistration[]>]
   [-ManagedDevices <IMicrosoftGraphManagedDevice[]>]
   [-Manager <IMicrosoftGraphDirectoryObject>]
   [-MemberOf <IMicrosoftGraphDirectoryObject[]>]
   [-Messages <IMicrosoftGraphMessage[]>]
   [-MobilePhone <String>]
   [-MySite <String>]
   [-Oauth2PermissionGrants <IMicrosoftGraphOAuth2PermissionGrant[]>]
   [-OfficeLocation <String>]
   [-OnPremisesDistinguishedName <String>]
   [-OnPremisesDomainName <String>]
   [-OnPremisesExtensionAttributes <IMicrosoftGraphOnPremisesExtensionAttributes>]
   [-OnPremisesImmutableId <String>]
   [-OnPremisesLastSyncDateTime <DateTime>]
   [-OnPremisesProvisioningErrors <IMicrosoftGraphOnPremisesProvisioningError[]>]
   [-OnPremisesSamAccountName <String>]
   [-OnPremisesSecurityIdentifier <String>]
   [-OnPremisesSyncEnabled]
   [-OnPremisesUserPrincipalName <String>]
   [-Onenote <IMicrosoftGraphOnenote>]
   [-OnlineMeetings <IMicrosoftGraphOnlineMeeting[]>]
   [-OtherMails <String[]>]
   [-Outlook <IMicrosoftGraphOutlookUser>]
   [-OwnedDevices <IMicrosoftGraphDirectoryObject[]>]
   [-OwnedObjects <IMicrosoftGraphDirectoryObject[]>]
   [-PasswordPolicies <String>]
   [-PasswordProfile <IMicrosoftGraphPasswordProfile>]
   [-PastProjects <String[]>]
   [-People <IMicrosoftGraphPerson[]>]
   [-Photo <IMicrosoftGraphProfilePhoto>]
   [-Photos <IMicrosoftGraphProfilePhoto[]>]
   [-Planner <IMicrosoftGraphPlannerUser>]
   [-PostalCode <String>]
   [-PreferredDataLocation <String>]
   [-PreferredLanguage <String>]
   [-PreferredName <String>]
   [-Presence <IMicrosoftGraphPresence>]
   [-Print <IMicrosoftGraphUserPrint>]
   [-ProvisionedPlans <IMicrosoftGraphProvisionedPlan[]>]
   [-ProxyAddresses <String[]>]
   [-RegisteredDevices <IMicrosoftGraphDirectoryObject[]>]
   [-Responsibilities <String[]>]
   [-Schools <String[]>]
   [-ScopedRoleMemberOf <IMicrosoftGraphScopedRoleMembership[]>]
   [-SecurityIdentifier <String>]
   [-ServiceProvisioningErrors <IMicrosoftGraphServiceProvisioningError[]>]
   [-Settings <IMicrosoftGraphUserSettings>]
   [-ShowInAddressList]
   [-SignInActivity <IMicrosoftGraphSignInActivity>]
   [-SignInSessionsValidFromDateTime <DateTime>]
   [-Skills <String[]>]
   [-State <String>]
   [-StreetAddress <String>]
   [-Surname <String>]
   [-Teamwork <IMicrosoftGraphUserTeamwork>]
   [-Todo <IMicrosoftGraphTodo>]
   [-TransitiveMemberOf <IMicrosoftGraphDirectoryObject[]>]
   [-UsageLocation <String>]
   [-UserPrincipalName <String>]
   [-UserType <String>]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]

In this article, we will discuss how to use the New-MgUser cmdlet in PowerShell to create a new user.

How to Create a New User in Microsoft Graph

To create a new user in Microsoft Graph, use the New-MgUser cmdlet in PowerShell.

# password for the new user
$PasswordProfile = @{ Password = "xWwvJ]6NMw+bWH-d"}

# Add the new user
New-MgUser -DisplayName 'Luca Adkins' -PasswordProfile $PasswordProfile -AccountEnabled -MailNickname "LucaAdkins" -Mail "[email protected]" -UserPrincipalName "[email protected]"

The $PasswordProfile variable stores the user password. The New-MgUser cmdlet in PowerShell creates a new user.

New-MgUser - Create a new user
New-MgUser โ€“ Create a new user

The output of the New-MgUser cmdlet includes the following properties.

  • DisplayName: The display name of the user.
  • Id: The unique identifier of the user.
  • Mail: The SMPT address for the user.
  • UserPrincipalName: The user principal name of the user.

New-MgUser FAQ

The New-MgUser returns an error: New-MgUser: Insufficient privileges to complete the operation.


Connect to your Microsoft 365 tenant with the Connect-MgGraph cmdlet with the scope โ€œUser.ReadWrite.Allโ€œ. To resolve the insufficient privileges issue, run the following command.

Connect-MgGraph -Scopes User.ReadWrite.All

Conclusion

I hope the above article on how to use the New-MgUser cmdlet in PowerShell to create a new user in Microsoft Graph is helpful to you.

You can find more topics about PowerShell Active Directory commands and PowerShell basics on the ShellGeek home page.

Related Links

Get-MgUser

Update-MgUser

Remove-MgUser

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