Bring groups into Privileged Identity Management
In Microsoft Entra ID, you can use Privileged Identity Management (PIM) to manage just-in-time membership in the group or just-in-time ownership of the group. Groups can be used to provide access to Microsoft Entra roles, Azure roles, and various other scenarios. To manage a Microsoft Entra group in PIM, you must bring it under management in PIM.
Identify groups to manage
Steps in this article might vary slightly based on the portal you start from.
Before starting, you need a Microsoft Entra Security group or Microsoft 365 group. To learn more about group management in Microsoft Entra ID, see Manage Microsoft Entra groups and group membership.
Dynamic groups and groups synchronized from on-premises environment cannot be managed in PIM for Groups.
You need appropriate permissions to bring groups in Microsoft Entra PIM. For role-assignable groups, you need to have Global Administrator, Privileged Role Administrator role, or be an Owner of the group. For non-role-assignable groups, you need to have Global Administrator, Directory Writer, Groups Administrator, Identity Governance Administrator, User Administrator role, or be an Owner of the group. Role assignments for administrators should be scoped at directory level (not administrative unit level).
Other roles with permissions to manage groups (such as Exchange Administrators for non-role-assignable M365 groups) and administrators with assignments scoped at administrative unit level can manage groups through Groups API/UX and override changes made in Microsoft Entra PIM.
Browse to Identity governance > Privileged Identity Management > Groups.
Here you can view groups that are already enabled for PIM for Groups.
Select Discover groups and select a group that you want to bring under management with PIM.
Select Manage groups and OK.
Select Groups to return to the list of groups enabled in PIM for Groups.
Alternatively, you can use the Groups pane to bring group under Privileged Identity Management.
Once a group is managed, it can't be taken out of management. This prevents another resource administrator from removing PIM settings.
If a group is deleted from Microsoft Entra ID, it may take up to 24 hours for the group to be removed from the PIM for Groups blades.