How to Get Tenant ID in SharePoint Online – A Step By Step Guide!

Stephen King ~ Modified: July 3rd, 2024 ~ SharePoint ~ 5 Minutes Reading

Whenever you take a subscription for Office 365 (Microsoft 365 at present) a virtual ID for your tenant is generated. However, that tenant ID is a GUID (Global Unique Identifier) which means your tenant can be identified easily through this ID. Sometimes you may need your Sharepoint tenant ID to integrate third-party tools. So, a question may arise “How to get tenant ID in SharePoint Online?”.

Table of Content

  1. Introduction to SharePoint Online Tenant ID
  2. Need for SharePoint Online Tenant ID
  3. Methods Through Which We Can Get Tenant IDs
  4. Conclusion & FAQs

In this article, we are going to discuss the steps for getting a SharePoint Online tenant ID. Additionally, we are describing different ways through which we can get tenant IDs. And, we are also looking at some scenarios where we need to manage different tenant IDs and deal with difficulties associated with it.

Before understanding how to get tenant ID in SharePoint Online, let’s understand what is SharePoint tenant ID and the Various needs for SharePoint Online Tenant ID.

What is SharePoint Online Tenant ID?

SharePoint is a cloud-based service provided by Microsoft to make it easy for organizations that are dealing with a large number of departments that need to manage employees and regularize the tasks daily. Organizations can create sites to share documents and tasks with their employees through the SharePoint site and able to monitor the tasks and assignments in real time.

SharePoint Online tenant ID: it is a virtual Identity of a SharePoint tenant that can be verified globally with this ID. SharePoint Online tenant ID and Microsoft tenant ID are the same if SharePoint comes with Microsoft 365 Subscription.

What is The Need for SharePoint Online Tenant ID?

SharePoint can be integrated with different third-party apps to provide ease in the functioning of the SharePoint site and management. To integrate third-party apps sometimes an admin might need a SharePoint tenant ID for authentication purposes. Because SharePoint also Uses the centralized authentication platform Azure AD.

Whenever you want to integrate third-party apps into SharePoint, the app may need secure access to organization data, which is provided after the authentication which requires tenant ID. Let’s see different methods for “How to get tenant ID in SharePoint online”.

How to Get Tenant ID in SharePoint Online?

There are two methods for getting tenant IDs in SharePoint. we have discussed both below –

1. SharePoint Online Admin Center.

To get the SharePoint Online tenant IDs you should be an admin or have access to the admin center.

Steps to get tenant ID – 

  • Firstly, you  have to login on:https://tenant-admin.sharepoint.com
  • In the SharePoint admin center, Go to apps and click on the Open button.
  • Now go to the App pages By clicking on the left link “More features”
  • In “more features” click on the App permission link
  • Under the app permission page, there is a list of all apps with column name App display name, and App identifier.
  • In the App, identifier data after @ mentioned ID is our tenant ID.
  • You can copy the tenant ID to a clipboard and use it.

Let’s see another way to get SharePoint Online tenant ID

2. PnP PowerShell Commands

  • Try to run these commands in the Powershell.

#Site parameters

$TenantSiteURL =  “your site URL”

#now connect to tenant admin 

Connect-PnPOnline -Url $TenantSiteURL -Credentials (Get-Credential)

#command to get the tenant ID

Get-PnPTenantID

  • Another command to do the same.

#first we have to set the configuration Parameter

$SiteURL = “Your site URL”

#now connect to PnP Online

Connect-PnPOnline -Url $SiteURL -Credentials (Get-Credential)

#command to get the tenant ID

Get-PnPAuthenticationRealm

After performing one of the above-mentioned steps, your query related to “How to get tenant ID in SharePoint” should be solved.

Now, assume you have to get 10- 20 tenant IDs for operations and You can not save them into any file due to vulnerability issues or security concerns, you have to perform these steps daily, and can be hectic for you. what to do in this situation? In this case, you can read SharePoint Online Tenant to Tenant Migration.

Conclusion

In conclusion, we have mentioned all the ways to solve the queries related to how to get tenant ID in SharePoint Online. However, we have also mentioned the step-by-step process for both manual methods by the admin center or Powershell. Additionally, we have mentioned a scenario that can lead to irritation and solved it by describing an automated software and its working.

FAQs

Q1. How to find tenant ID for SharePoint?

You can find the SharePoint tenant ID in the Tenant ID Box on the overview page.

Q2. How to get the tenant ID?

Here are the steps through which you can get the tenant ID:

  •  login on:https://tenant-admin.sharepoint.com
  •  Go to apps and click on the Open button, in the SharePoint Admin Center.
  •  Now navigate to the App pages By clicking on the left link “More features”
  •  After that click on the App permission link on the “more features” page
  • there is a list of all apps with column names App display names, and App identifiers Under the App permission page.
  • In the App, identifier data after @ mentioned ID is your tenant ID.
  • You can copy the tenant ID to a clipboard and use it.

Q3. Is the directory ID the tenant ID?

Yes, they both are the same sometimes tenant ID is called by different names in different applications or resources.