User account from identity provider '' does not exist...


If you receive this error message:

User account '' from identity provider '' does not exist in tenant 'University of Idaho' and cannot access the application 'https://...' in that tenant.

It means a Microsoft "Personal account", with the same email address, was used to sign-in instead of the "Work or school account". Microsoft previously allowed creation of personal accounts with an alias in the domain. While this is no longer available there are a few employees and students who may have both a personal account AND a work/school account with the same domain.



  1. Sign-out of your personal account from or another Microsoft web page.
    • If you would like to continue using your personal account it is also possible to create a new browser profile in Edge or Chrome to use with your work or school account.
  2. Sign-in again to the service and verify the "Work or school account" option is selected. There is a link to allow you to rename your personal account so it no longer causes this conflict.




Article ID: 1675
Mon 6/22/20 11:14 AM
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