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The following placeholders will be used:

  • is the FQDN of the authentik install.

Azure setup

  1. Navigate to, and open the App registration service

  2. Register a new application

    Under Supported account types, select whichever account type applies to your use-case.

  3. Take note of the Application (client) ID value.

    If you selected Single tenant in the Supported account types prompt, also note the Directory (tenant) ID value.

  4. Navigate to Certificates & secrets in the sidebar, and to the Client secrets tab.

  5. Add a new secret, with an identifier of your choice, and select any expiration. Currently the secret in authentik has to be rotated manually or via API, so it is recommended to choose at least 12 months.

  6. Note the secret's value in the Value column.

authentik Setup

In authentik, create a new Azure AD OAuth Source in Resources -> Sources.

Use the following settings:

  • Name: Azure AD
  • Slug: azure-ad (this must match the URL being used above)
  • Consumer key: *Application (client) ID* value from above
  • Consumer secret: *Value* of the secret from above

If you kept the default Supported account types selection of Single tenant, then you must change the URL below as well:

  • OIDC Well-known URL:*Directory (tenant) ID* from above/v2.0/.well-known/openid-configuration

Save, and you now have Azure AD as a source.


For more details on how-to have the new source display on the Login Page see here.

Automatic user enrollment and attribute mapping

Using the following process you can auto-enroll your users without interaction, and directly control the mapping Azure attribute to authentik. attribute.

  1. Create a new Expression Policy (see here for details).
  2. Use azure-ad-mapping as the name.
  3. Add the following code and adjust to your needs.
# save existing prompt data
current_prompt_data = context.get('prompt_data', {})
# make sure we are used in an oauth flow
if 'oauth_userinfo' not in context:
ak_logger.warning(f"Missing expected oauth_userinfo in context. Context{context}")
return False
oauth_data = context['oauth_userinfo']
# map fields directly to user left hand are the field names provided by
# the microsoft graph api on the right the user field names as used by authentik
required_fields_map = {
'name': 'username',
'upn': 'email',
'given_name': 'name'
missing_fields = set(required_fields_map.keys()) - set(oauth_data.keys())
if missing_fields:
ak_logger.warning(f"Missing expected fields. Missing fields {missing_fields}.")
return False
for oauth_field, user_field in required_fields_map.items():
current_prompt_data[user_field] = oauth_data[oauth_field]
# Define fields that should be mapped as extra user attributes
attributes_map = {
'upn': 'upn',
'family_name': 'sn',
'name': 'name'
missing_attributes = set(attributes_map.keys()) - set(oauth_data.keys())
if missing_attributes:
ak_logger.warning(f"Missing attributes: {missing_attributes}.")
return False
# again make sure not to overwrite existing data
current_attributes = current_prompt_data.get('attributes', {})
for oauth_field, user_field in attributes_map.items():
current_attributes[user_field] = oauth_data[oauth_field]
current_prompt_data['attributes'] = current_attributes
context['prompt_data'] = current_prompt_data
return True
  1. Create a new enrollment flow azure-ad-enrollment (see here for details).
  2. Add the policy default-source-enrollment-if-sso to the flow. To do so open the newly created flow. Click on the tab Policy/Group/User Bindings. Click on Bind existing policy and choose default-source-enrollment-if-sso from the list.
  3. Bind the stages default-source-enrollment-write (order 0) and default-source-enrollment-login (order 10) to the flow.
  4. Bind the policy azure-ad-mapping to the stage default-source-enrollment-write. To do so open the flow azure-ad-enrollment open the tab Stage Bindings, open the dropdown menu for the stage default-source-enrollment-write and click on Bind existing policy Select azure-ad-mapping.
  5. Open the source azure-ad. Click on edit.
  6. Open Flow settings and choose azure-ad-enrollment as enrollment flow.

Try to login with a new user. You should see no prompts and the user should have the correct information.