Assign License to Office 365 Users

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To use any feature of Office 365 you need to assign license to the user. So in this post, I will show steps to Assign License to Office 365 Users.

Assign License to Office 365 Users

Log on to Office 365 portal. Expand Users and select Active Users. You will see the list of users. Select the users you want to assign license to. You can select multiple users at the same time to assign license to multiple users at the same time. I have selected two users as shown below. On the right pane, click Edit.

edit User

Bulk edit page will open. Under Domain option, choose your domain. You can also enter other info like Department, City, State, etc from the same page. Once done, click Next.


In the Settings page, choose Allowed option under Sign-in status. You can also assign various roles like billing admin, global admin, etc for a user by choosing Yes under Assign role. But I won’t give any permission to these users. Click Next.


In the Licenses page, choose Add to existing license assignments option. And check the services you to assign to these users. Here, I will select all. You can also view the available license on the right. Click Submit. Now these users can login to owa and access emails or use other Office 365 services.

Assign License to Office 365 Users

You can view the results now. Click Finish.


You can also view the assigned license detail via PowerShell. You need to login to PowerShell using Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell applicaiton as shown below. You can use cmdlets,

Get-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName | fl *license*
Get-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName

powershell license

In this way you can Assign License to Office 365 Users.

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Bipin is a freelance Network and System Engineer with expertise on Cisco, Juniper, Microsoft, VMware, and other technologies. You can hire him on UpWork. Bipin enjoys writing articles and tutorials related to Network technologies. Some of his certifications are, MCSE:Messaging, JNCIP-SEC, JNCIS-ENT, and others.

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