“Why on earth would you do this”, may be the first thing you ask? Well, if your organization has multiple Azure AD (AAD) directories, perhaps due to security requirements, or mergers or acquisitions; it may be a good idea adding guest users from other AAD directories as members.
First of all, the main difference between a Guest and a Member is in the lookup rights to the domain. A guest can typically not look up users and groups like a Member user can. A member would need this for self service reasons, and to look up contact information for other users, while you’d typically not want a guest to do that.
In order to convert the user, you currently have to use Powershell. Ypou need to have the AzureAD module installed on your computer.
- Log into your Azure AD tenant:
- Convert the user
PowerShell1Get-AzureADUser -SearchString UPN@DOMAIN.COM | Set-AzureADUser -UserType member
You may want to search up the user using just the Get-AzureADUser first.