How to Deploy a New Application Using Azure AD Portal

As organizations increasingly move their applications to the cloud, managing and deploying these applications can become complex and time-consuming. Fortunately, Azure Active Directory (AD) provides a simple and secure solution for managing and deploying applications, enabling organizations to streamline their operations and increase productivity.

In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps of deploying a new application using Azure AD portal.


Before getting started, you’ll need the following:

  • An Azure subscription
  • A global administrator or application administrator role in Azure AD
  • The application you want to deploy

Step 1: Register the Application in Azure AD

The first step in deploying a new application using Azure AD is to register the application in Azure AD. This creates a representation of the application in Azure AD, which enables you to manage the application and assign users to it.

To register the application:

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal as a global administrator or application administrator.
  2. Select Azure Active Directory from the left-hand menu.
  3. Select App registrations under Manage.
  4. Select New registration.
  5. Enter a name for the application and select the appropriate supported account type.
  6. Enter a redirect URI, which is the URL where users will be redirected after they sign in.
  7. Select Register.

Step 2: Configure Application Settings

Once the application is registered, you’ll need to configure the application settings. This includes setting the required permissions and setting up a secret key.

To configure the application settings:

  1. Select the application you just registered.
  2. Select API permissions under Manage.
  3. Select Add a permission.
  4. Select the API you want to access and select the appropriate permissions.
  5. Select Add permissions.
  6. Select Certificates & secrets under Manage.
  7. Select New client secret.
  8. Enter a description for the secret and select the appropriate expiration period.
  9. Select Add.

Step 3: Assign Users to the Application

Once the application is registered and configured, you’ll need to assign users to the application. This will enable them to access the application and use its features.

To assign users to the application:

  1. Select the application you just registered.
  2. Select Users and groups under Manage.
  3. Select Add user.
  4. Select the users you want to assign to the application and select Assign.

Step 4: Deploy the Application

Now that the application is registered, configured, and assigned to users, you’re ready to deploy the application.

To deploy the application:

  1. Follow the application vendor’s instructions for deploying the application.
  2. Make sure to use the Azure AD credentials of the users you assigned to the application.


Deploying a new application using Azure AD portal is a simple and secure solution for managing and deploying applications. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can streamline your operations, increase productivity, and enable users to access the applications they need.


What is Azure Active Directory?

Azure Active Directory is a cloud-based directory and identity management service offered by Microsoft. It provides a central location for managing users, applications, and resources.

What is an Azure subscription?

An Azure subscription is a paid service that gives you access to a variety of Azure services. You can sign up for a free trial or pay for a subscription to access these services.

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