Update the companyName attribute for an Azure AD user via PowerShell

by Richard Hauer   Last Updated January 27, 2018 06:00 AM


I have an email system (CodeTwo) that creates signatures automatically using AD attributes for users. Many of my users are synchronised between an on-prem AD and Office 365 / AAD, however newer users are cloud only, that is, they are created in the Office 365 admin portal and are not synchronised with an on-prem user.

The problem

I am using the companyName attribute, which is easily set through the properties dialog of the Windows Admin Tool Active Directory Users & Computers. I have setup Azure AD Connect to include this attribute in synchronisation. For my synced users, this setup works as expected - using commands like Get-CsOnleUser and Get-AzureADUser I can see the Company or CompanyName properties are set correctly. For cloud-only users, however, this value is always blank.

I cannot find a way of setting this value - the property is either read-only, or changing the value of the attribute and using Set-CsUser or Set-AzureADUser has no effect.

I noticed that we had some AD Extension properties, in particular one called extension_0000000000000000000000000000000_company - I can set this for the cloud users, but it doesn't seem to affect the object returned from the queries above. Similarly it is not picked up by the signature stamping system.

The question

How does one set the companyName attribute for users in Azure AD / Office 365? Preferably using PowerShell, but open to any options at this stage?

Answers 2

How does one set the companyName attribute for users in Azure AD / Office 365?

For now, customer can use Azure AD connect to sync on-prem AD user's attribute company to Azure AD, but can't set company for cloud user, the attribute company is read only.

Here a similar case about you:

This attribute company is inherited from the Display name property of the organisation but is not visible in the Graph API directly.

As a workaround, you can create users to your on-prem AD, then sync to Azure AD.

About attribute extension_0000000000000000000000000000000_company, used for mapping attribute.

Jason Ye
Jason Ye
January 29, 2018 06:42 AM

I was able to get the value set by using the set-user cmdlet

set-user JDoe -Company "Fabrikam Inc."

It also populates Get-AzureADUser CompanyName attribute.

October 19, 2018 21:19 PM

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