Getting Azure AD Tenant Common Configuration Such as Tenant ID Using PowerShell

It has been a long time since my last post. I was very busy right until the Christmas eve, and it my to-be-blogged list is getting longer and longer. I had a very good break during the holiday period. My partner and I took our daughter to Sydney on the Christmas day and spent 5 days up there. When we were in Sydney, I visited Hard Rock Cafe for the first time in my life, and also spent 2 days with my buddy and MVP colleague Alex Verkinderen.

Now that I’m somewhat recharged, I will start working on the backlog of these blog posts. I’ll start an easy one today – A quick and easy way to retrieve Azure AD tenant ID (and other pieces of information) using PowerShell without having to authenticate first. This method was shown to me by a colleague at a customer site. He asked me if there is a way to get AAD Tenant ID GUID without having to authenticate to Azure AD first. Before I had time to do any research, he figured out by himself and shown me how it’s done. So full credit goes to my colleague.

Basically, there’s an open REST endpoint you can hit to get the AAD tenant information. This end point is:

https://login.windows.net/<Tenant Id or Tenant Name>/.well-known/openid-configuration

I have wrapped this into a PowerShell function:

You can pass either the Tenant ID into the function (to get other common configuration such as AAD oAuth token endpoint, etc.) or using Tenant Name if you are not sure what the Tenant ID is and you wish to retrieve it.

For example, if I want to retrieve the common configuration for Microsoft’s own AAD tenant (microsoft.com or microsoft.onmicrosoft.com):

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The AAD tenant ID is part of several endpoint URIs returned from your request (i.e. in token_endpoint URI as shown above). you can easily retrieve it in PowerShell. i.e.

 

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2 comments

  1. Thought that this was a bit overkill, to write such a long script, just to get the tenant ID but then I see how you get the result, and its very nice! Never knew you could do that 😉

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