PIM: Mandatory justification when approving requests

Pentti Nakari 25 Reputation points

In PIM, whatever Activation & Assignment settings I put in the role, when approving the role, I will always have to enter justification.

Is the justification mandatory when approving a role? I couldn't find anything about that in Microsoft Learn.

If there's a way to not change this to not require justification, let me know.

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  1. Navya 3,515 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Pentti Nakari

    Thank you for posting this in Microsoft Q&A.

    I understand you are asking if it's mandatory to enter justification when approving a role in PIM (Privileged Identity Management) in Microsoft Azure.

    Is the justification mandatory when approving a role? If there's a way to not change this to not require justification.

    Yes, it is mandatory when approving a PIM role. Unfortunately, there is no way to change justification.

    Hope this helps. Do let us know if you any further queries.



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  1. Martin Therkelsen 1,405 Reputation points MVP

    Hi Pentti,

    It is possible to remove it, but I do not recommend it. The justification encourages users to think about why they are asking for permission and not just enable it, which can save them a few minutes later if needed. It is done in PIM management: Microsoft Entra Roles—Select Role—Edit Role. Then, you have the option shown below.

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