Azure AD group-based license management is now generally available

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A long journey’s end: Azure AD group-based licensing is now GA!

Yeahhh !!!


  • Developer APIs in Microsoft Graph to allow you to programmatically read group-based licensing assignments on groups, as well as programmatically get assignment status and errors.
  • Ability to reprocess group-based licensing assignments for a single user.
  • Simplified licensing requirements for group-based licensing. Users who are targeted for group-based licensing need Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Basic (and above), or Office 365 E3/A3 (and above).

So you need at least any paid Azure AD license to use GBL.

To start using group-based licensing, look at our Assign licenses to users by group membership in Azure AD documentation


Author: Peter Stapf

Senior Consultant Identity and Access

One thought on “Azure AD group-based license management is now generally available”

  1. Unbelievable – I have lost count of the number of emails and discussions I’ve had explaining that this was still in public preview (the last one only yesterday!) despite waiting since mid 2017 🙂 – great news!

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