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Now that Microsoft has made it easier to get to your Azure Active Directory instance which backs your Office 365 tenant, something else got a whole lot easier as well. Branding your Office 365 tenant login experience is now super simple. No more boring login screens that look like everyone elses – like this one!
Just a few clicks and we’ll have a nice, branded experience. First, click the Apps Launcher in your tenant and click the Admin app tile. You will need admin rights to accomplish this task, and you will need access to an Azure subscription.
Once you are in the adminstrative portal for your tenant, click on the Azure AD link. If you don’t have an Azure subscription, you will need to create one. In my case, I already had an account, and my tenant directory appeared with my other tenant directories. You should see your domain listed that is present with your O365 Tenant. Then click on your Domain.
Once you see the list of Active Directory domains, click your domain. Then click the Configure menu option if you don’t see the directory properties as below.
Finally, click the “Customize Branding” button and set the following five items:
- The banner logo – a banner logo displayed on the Sign In page in cloud applications that use this directory
- The tile logo – a 200×200 .jpg or .png file displayed on the sign in page
- Sign In Page Text – sign in page text, typically an “appropriate use” statement
- Sign In Page Illustration – large image which will appear to the left of the login form
- Sign In Page background – background color (in HEX) used in place of an image or behind a transparent image
Some of the items above have some size limitations, image size and file size so you may need to brush off some Paint.NET skills – have a somebody with real talent create your images like I did. Save your changes and then try entering your user id in the login screen. It may take some time to see all of your changes, but as soon as you tab off of the user name field, you should see your images and text.
Once you have these settings in place, you can even return to the Configure page and add language specific settings. Just a little something simple to make the Office 365 experience part of your company brand.
Questions about how to brand your Office 365 login page? Ask in the comments below…I hope this helps make Office 365 feel a little more like your own. Want even more customization? Look Here!
How to Brand Your Office 365 Login Page
- Getting Started
First, click the Apps Launcher in your tenant and click the Admin app tile.
- Navigate to your domain
Once you are in the adminstrative portal for your tenant, click on the Azure AD link. Then click on your Domain.
Click the Configure menu option if you don’t see the directory properties similar to this picture.
Finally, click the “Customize Branding” button and set the following five items: The banner logo, tile logo, Sign In Page Text, Sign In Page Illustration, and the Sign In Page background.