Adding users to Groups Quickly

Debbie Edwards 521 Reputation points

Hi all,

We are currently having issues with setting up Power BI Reporting using Azure Security Groups to add the email addresses.

Some of the teams we work with have to change the email addresses within the security groups quite quickly and currently they have to rely on asking another service to do so.

Because it is so frequent there might be lags between the requests and the other team setting up the new user or removing a user and they really don't want that.

Having checked the documentation it says:

To add group members
Sign in to the Azure portal using a Global administrator account for the directory.

They aren't going to be able to logon as global admins. So I'm wondering if there is any way we can give them the control over the members of their own security groups so they can do this quickly and responsively without having to make requests?

Thanks in advance

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  1. VipulSparsh-MSFT 16,236 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    anonymous user Thanks for reaching out.

    If it is a task of just adding members, you can assign a role of Group Administrator to user who is responsible for managing groups.


    Do remember this Group administrator role has following limitations :

    1) The role is designed mainly for Office 365 groups and cannot manage other group types like distribution groups, mail-enabled security groups or shared mailboxes.
    2) This role cannot be used to update a Group’s email address or modify external mail or mail delivery options in the Microsoft 365 admin center.
    3) You cannot use Exchange PowerShell cmdlets to manage Office 365 Groups.
    4) A Groups admin cannot manage audit logs, access reports, or guest settings.

    Please "Accept the answer" if the information helped you. This will help us and others in the community as well.

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