Lab 02: Working with tenant properties

Lab scenario

You need to identify and update the different properties associated with your tenant.

Estimated time: 15 minutes

Exercise 1 - Create a custom subdomains

Task 1 - Create a custom subdomain name

  1. Browse to the and sign in using a Global administrator account for the directory.

  2. Select the Show portal menu hamburger icon and then select Azure Active Directory.

    Azure portal menu with Azure Active Directory selected

  3. In the Manage section of Azure AD, select Custom domain names.

  4. Select Add custom domain.

  5. In the Custom domain name field, create a custom subdomain for the lab tenant by putting sales in front of the domain name. The format will look similar to this:
  6. Select Add domain to add the subdomain.

Exercise 2 - Changing the tenant display name

Task 1 - Set the tenant name and technical contact

  1. From within Azure Active Directory, in the left navigation, in the Manage section, select Properties.

  2. Change the Tenant Properties for the Name and Technical contact in the dialog.

    Setting Value
    Name Contoso Marketing
    Technical contact your Global admin account
  3. Select Save to update the tenant properties.

    You will notice the name change immediately upon completion of the save.

Task 2 - Review the Country or region and other values associated with your tenant

  1. In the Azure Active Directory page, in the Manage section, select Properties.

  2. Under Tenant properties, locate Country or region and review the information.

    IMPORTANT - When the tenant is created, the Country or region are specified at that time. This setting cannot be changed later.

  3. In the Properties page, under Tenant properties, locate Location and review the information.

    Screen image showing the Azure Active Directory Properties page with the Country or region and Location settings highlighted

Task 3 - Finding the tenant ID

Azure subscriptions have a trust relationship with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Azure AD is trusted to authenticate users, services, and devices for the subscription. Each subscription has a tenant ID associated with it, and there are a few ways you can find the tenant ID for your subscription.

  1. In the Azure Active Directory page, in the Manage section, select Properties.

  2. Under Tenant properties, locate Tenant ID. This is your unique tenant identifier.

    Screen image displaying the Tenant properties page with the Tenant ID box highlighted

Exercise 3 - Setting your privacy information

Task 1 - Adding your privacy info on Azure AD, including Global privacy contact and Privacy statement URL

Microsoft strongly recommends you add both your global privacy contact and your organization’s privacy statement, so your internal employees and external guests can review your policies. Because privacy statements are uniquely created and tailored for each business, we strongly recommend you contact a lawyer for assistance.

NOTE - For information about viewing or deleting personal data, see For more information about GDPR, see the

You add your organization’s privacy information in the Properties area of Azure AD. To access the Properties area and add your privacy information:

  1. In the Azure Active Directory page, in the Manage section, select Properties.

    Screen image displaying tenant properties with the Technical contact, Global contact, and Privacy statement boxes highlighted

  2. Add your privacy info for your employees:

  • Global privacy contact - AllanD@ your Azure lab domain
    • Allan Deyoung is a built-in users in your Azure lab tenant who works as an IT Admin, we will use him as the Privacy contact.
    • This person is also who Microsoft contacts if there’s a data breach. If there’s no person listed here, Microsoft contacts your global administrators.
  • Privacy statement URL -

    • In sample Privacy PDF is provided in your labs directory. - Type the link to your organization’s document that describes how your organization handles both internal and external guest’s data privacy.

    IMPORTANT -If you don’t include either your own privacy statement or your privacy contact, your external guests will see text in the Review Permissions box that says, <your org name> has not provided links to their terms for you to review. For example, a guest user will see this message when they receive an invitation to access an organization through B2B collaboration.

    B2B Collaboration Review permissions box with message

  1. Select Save.

Task 2 - Check your Privacy Statement

  1. Return to the Azure Home screen - Dashboard.
  2. In the upper-righthand corner of the UI, Select on your username.
  3. Choose View account from the dropdown menu.

    A new browser tab will open automatically.

  4. Select the Settings & Privacy on the left-hand menu.
  5. Select Privacy.
  6. Under Organization’s notice select the View item next to Contoso Marketing organizational privacy statement.

    A new browser tab will open with the Prvacy PDF file you linked to displayed.

  7. Review the sample Privacy statement.
  8. Close the browser tab with the PDF in it.
  9. Close the browser tab displaying the My Account items.