Granting access, is best by Teams or Azure AD?

Khathutshelo Phadagi 0 Reputation points

Greetings, I need help on the following.

Say I am using an external domain, and I want to be invited inside a tenant of an organization as a guest/external user. If I am to perform a project for the organization that wants me to use Microsoft 365 apps like PowerBI, Power Automate, Forms, SharePoint.. etc. What is the best way for the organization to grant me access, via Microsoft Teams Channel or through Azure Active Directory?


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  1. Ran Hou-MSFT 7,080 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    @Khathutshelo Phadagi

    The best choice depends on the specific needs and preferences of your organization.  

    Any guests added to Microsoft Teams or Azure Active Directory are also added to the list of guest users in the Microsoft 365 admin center. Guests can join meetings, view documents, and chat in Teams to which they are invited.

    If you need to collaborate with guests in documents, tasks, and conversations, we recommend using Microsoft Teams. Teams provides all the collaboration features of Office and SharePoint in a unified user experience, including persistent chat and a suite of customizable and extensible collaboration tools.

    Alternatively, they can add you as a guest user in their Azure Active Directory. This will give you access to all the resources and apps that they have made available to guest users in their tenant. However, this method may require more setup and configuration on the organization's part.

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  2. Alfredo Revilla (MSFT) 26,756 Reputation points

    Hello @Khathutshelo Phadagi , as Ron suggests, chosing an option for inviting external/guest users to your Azure AD/Microsoft 365 tenant depends on specific needs and preferences. For per service specifics, take a look to:

    Let us know if you need additional assistance. If the answer was helpful, please accept it and rate it so that others facing a similar issue can easily find a solution.

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