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OAuth 2 Microsoft service

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Setup App In Microsoft

To set up an OAuth 2.0 client with Microsoft, you must first register a new application by using App registrations in the Azure Portal.

1. From Azure Portal home, under 'Azure services', select 'Azure Active Directory'

2. From the left hand menu, select 'App registrations'

3. Select 'New registration'

Register new application

4. Choose a good name as this is what is shown to users when they are asked to approve the permissions.

5. For supported account types select 'Accounts in any organizational directory (Any Azure AD directory - Multitenant)'.

6. Choose 'Web' for redirect URI and add the callback URL. The callback URL should point to "your Moodle site URL + /admin/oauth2callback.php". If your Moodle site was available at the callback URL would be It is important that your Moodle site uses https and not http. Microsoft will not allow the callback url if it is not using https.

7. Click 'Register'.

Application settings

8. Copy the 'Application (client) ID' to a safe place for later use.

Application (client) ID

9. Select 'Authentication' from side-bar menu.


10. Ensure implicit grant flow is disabled.

Disable Implict Grant Flow

11. Select 'API permissions' from side-bar menu.

API permissions

12. Make sure the "Microsoft Graph (1)" permissions section contains the "User.Read" permission.

Microsoft Graph

13. Select 'Certificates & secrets' from side-bar menu.

Certificates & secrets

14. Click 'New client secret' to create password/client secret.

New client secret

15. Add a description and select when the password/secret will expire.

Add a client secret

16. Copy the secret string value to a safe place for later use.

Secret string value

17. In Moodle go to OAuth2 services (Site administration > Server > OAuth2 services) and create a new Microsoft service.

Create new Microsoft service

18. Update the name if desired and enter the password/secret as the "Client secret" and the Application ID as the "Client ID".

Add client ID and secret

19. Make any additional configuration changes such as limiting login domains, whether a login button will show on the login page, and if email verification is required.

Addtional settings

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