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How to automatically create Office 365 user accounts using SharePoint workflow

In this article I will show how to automate creation of Office 365 user accounts and granting permissions using SharePoint 2013 workflow. Creation of accounts and granting permissions for new employees is a part of daily tasks for many IT specialists. I would like to suggest approach how to automate this and maybe how to delegate part of work to HR specialists using SharePoint workflow.

In this article I will show how to use SharePoint list to manage user accounts automatically. As an example I will create new SharePoint list ‘Employees’. I will use this list as an employees directory. Then I will create two SharePoint 2013 workflows to create and to update user on list item creation and list item update. The workflow on creation will also add new user to SharePoint or Azure AD group according to the department of the employee. Finally the workflow will send a temporary password and account details to initiator of the workflow and to the new employee if alternate e-mail address is specified.

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