Parameter Attribute DataType Description Allowed Values
IsSingleInstance Key String Only valid value is 'Yes'. Yes
PrefixSuffixNamingRequirement Write String Prefixes and suffixes to add to the group name.
CustomBlockedWordsList Write StringArray[] Comma delimited list of words that should be blocked from being included in groups' names.
Ensure Write String Specify if the Azure AD Groups Naming Policy should exist or not. Present, Absent
Credential Write PSCredential Credentials for the Microsoft Graph delegated permissions.
ApplicationId Write String Id of the Azure Active Directory application to authenticate with.
TenantId Write String Id of the Azure Active Directory tenant used for authentication.
ApplicationSecret Write String Secret of the Azure Active Directory application to authenticate with.
CertificateThumbprint Write String Thumbprint of the Azure Active Directory application's authentication certificate to use for authentication.



This resource configures an Azure Active Directory Group Naming Policy.

Azure AD Permissions

To authenticate via Azure Active Directory, this resource required the following Application permissions:

  • Automate
  • None
  • Export
  • None

NOTE: All permisions listed above require admin consent.


Example 1

This example is used to test new resources and showcase the usage of new resources being worked on. It is not meant to use as a production baseline.

Configuration Example
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    Import-DscResource -ModuleName Microsoft365DSC

    node localhost
        AADGroupsNamingPolicy 'GroupsNamingPolicy'
            IsSingleInstance              = "Yes"
            CustomBlockedWordsList        = @("CEO", "President")
            PrefixSuffixNamingRequirement = "[Title]Test[Company][GroupName][Office]Redmond"
            Ensure                        = "Present"
            Credential                    = $credsGlobalAdmin