Assign a role to an Intune user

You can assign a built-in or custom role to an Intune user.

To create, edit, or assign roles, your account must have one of the following permissions in Azure AD:

  • Global Administrator
  • Intune Service Administrator
  1. In the Microsoft Intune admin center, choose Tenant administration > Roles > All roles.

  2. On the Endpoint Manager roles - All roles blade, choose the built-in role you want to assign > Assignments > + Assign.

  3. On the Basics page, enter an Assignment name and optional Assignment description, and then choose Next.

  4. On the Admin Groups page, select the group that contains the user you want to give the permissions to. Choose Next.

  5. On the Scope (Groups) page, choose a group containing the users/devices that the member above will be allowed to manage. You also have the option to choose all users and/or all devices. Choose Next.


    The All users and All devices are Intune virtual groups and not Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) security groups. As a result, for Scope (Groups) assignment purposes you cannot use them as parents of Azure AD security groups. If you need both All users and All devices and specific Azure AD security groups for Scope (Groups) assignments, you must add them separately with separate assignments. Otherwise, even if the Scope (Groups) assignment for a role is set to All Users the admin in this role won't have access to specific Azure AD user groups.

    For Azure AD security groups, nesting is supported.

  6. On the Scope (Tags) page, choose tags where this role assignment will be applied. Choose Next.

  7. On the Review + Create page, when you're done, choose Create. The new assignment is displayed in the list of assignments.


    When you create scope groups and assign a scope tag, you can only target groups that are listed in the Scope (Groups) of your role assignment.

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