Create or approve a request for permissions
This article describes how to create or approve a request for permissions in the Remediation dashboard in Microsoft Entra Permissions Management. You can create and approve requests for the Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP) authorization systems.
The Remediation dashboard has two privilege-on-demand (POD) workflows you can use:
- New Request: The workflow used by a user to create a request for permissions for a specified duration.
- Approver: The workflow used by an approver to review and approve or reject a user's request for permissions.
To view the Remediation dashboard, you must have Viewer, Controller, or Administrator permissions. To make changes on this tab, you must have Controller or Administrator permissions. If you don't have these permissions, contact your system administrator.
Create a request for permissions
On the Permissions Management home page, select the Remediation tab, and then select the My Requests subtab.
The My Requests subtab displays the following options:
- Pending: A list of requests you've made but haven't yet been reviewed.
- Approved: A list of requests that have been reviewed and approved by the approver. These requests have either already been activated or are in the process of being activated.
- Processed: A summary of the requests you've created that have been approved (Done), Rejected, and requests that have been Canceled.
To create a request for permissions, select New Request.
In the Roles/Tasks page:
From the Authorization System Type dropdown, select the authorization system type you want to access: AWS, Azure or GCP.
From the Authorization System dropdown, select the accounts you want to access.
From the Identity dropdown, select the identity on whose behalf you're requesting access.
If the identity you select is a Security Assertions Markup Language (SAML) user, and since a SAML user accesses the system through assumption of a role, select the user's role in Role.
If the identity you select is a local user, to select the policies you want:
- Select Request Policy(s).
- In Available Policies, select the policies you want.
- To select a specific policy, select the plus sign, and then find and select the policy you want.
The policies you've selected appear in the Selected policies box.
If the identity you select is a local user, to select the tasks you want:
- Select Request Task(s).
- In Available Tasks, select the tasks you want.
- To select a specific task, select the plus sign, and then select the task you want.
The tasks you've selected appear in the Selected Tasks box.
If the user already has existing policies, they're displayed in Existing Policies.
If you selected AWS, the Scope page appears.
- In Select Scope, select:
- All Resources
- Specific Resources, and then select the resources you want.
- No Resources
- In Request Conditions:
- Select JSON to add a JSON block of code.
- Select Done to accept the code you've entered, or Clear to delete what you've entered and start again.
- In Effect, select Allow or Deny.
- Select Next.
- In Select Scope, select:
The Confirmation page appears.
In Request Summary, enter a summary for your request.
Optional: In Note, enter a note for the approver.
In Schedule, select when (how quickly) you want your request to be processed:
- In Create Schedule, select the Frequency, Date, Time, and For the required duration, then select Schedule.
The following message appears: Your Request Has Been Successfully Submitted.
The request you submitted is now listed in Pending Requests.
Following are the time limits per frequency type while creating the request.
|Frequency Type||Time Limit (in hours)|
Approve or reject a request for permissions
On the Permissions Management home page, select the Remediation tab, and then select the My requests subtab.
To view a list of requests that haven't yet been reviewed, select Pending Requests.
In the Request Summary list, select the ellipses (…) menu on the right of a request, and then select:
- Details to view the details of the request.
- Approve to approve the request.
- Reject to reject the request.
(Optional) add a note to the requestor, and then select Confirm.
The Approved subtab displays a list of requests that have been reviewed and approved by the approver. These requests have either already been activated or are in the process of being activated. The Processed subtab displays a summary of the requests that have been approved or rejected, and requests that have been canceled.
- For information on how to attach and detach permissions for Amazon Web Services (AWS) identities, see Attach and detach policies for AWS identities.
- For information on how to add and remove roles and tasks for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) identities, see Add and remove roles and tasks for Azure and GCP identities.
- For information on how to revoke high-risk and unused tasks or assign read-only status for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) identities, see Revoke high-risk and unused tasks or assign read-only status for Azure and GCP identities