Use basic permissions to access the portal
- Azure Active Directory
- Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 1
- Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 2
- Microsoft 365 Defender
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Refer to the instructions below to use basic permissions management.
You can use either of the following solutions:
- Azure PowerShell
- Azure portal
For granular control over permissions, switch to role-based access control.
Assign user access using Azure PowerShell
You can assign users with one of the following levels of permissions:
- Full access (Read and Write)
- Read-only access
Before you begin
Install Azure PowerShell. For more information, see, How to install and configure Azure PowerShell.
You need to run the PowerShell cmdlets in an elevated command-line.
Connect to your Azure Active Directory. For more information, see Connect-MsolService.
Full access: Users with full access can log in, view all system information and resolve alerts, submit files for deep analysis, and download the onboarding package. Assigning full access rights requires adding the users to the "Security Administrator" or "Global Administrator" AAD built-in roles.
Read-only access: Users with read-only access can log in, view all alerts, and related information.
They will not be able to change alert states, submit files for deep analysis or perform any state changing operations.
Assigning read-only access rights requires adding the users to the "Security Reader" Azure AD built-in role.
Use the following steps to assign security roles:
For read and write access, assign users to the security administrator role by using the following command:
Add-MsolRoleMember -RoleName "Security Administrator" -RoleMemberEmailAddress "secadmin@Contoso.onmicrosoft.com"
For read-only access, assign users to the security reader role by using the following command:
Add-MsolRoleMember -RoleName "Security Reader" -RoleMemberEmailAddress "reader@Contoso.onmicrosoft.com"
For more information, see Add or remove group members using Azure Active Directory.
Assign user access using the Azure portal
For more information, see Assign administrator and non-administrator roles to users with Azure Active Directory.
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