How to manage Microsoft 365 groups as non-admin
Just recently non-admins were unable to manage user groups in Microsoft 365 Active Directory. Luckily, it is now possible to grant permissions to non-admin users for managing Microsoft 365 Active Directory groups.
In order to allow non-admin users to manage Microsoft 365 groups here’s what you have to do:
Create a Microsoft 365 Active Directory group
Click on the newly created group to open its properties and from the left pane select Owners
Add the desired user as the owner.
Now go to portal.azure.com and from the left pane select Groups and then under Settings select General.
From the right pane under Self Service Group Management setting alter the following:
Owners can manage group membership requests in the Access Panel – Yes
Restrict user ability to access groups features in the Access Panel. – No
Since non-admin users don’t have access to the Azure administration portal, they can use the apps portal at the following web address https://myapplications.microsoft.com
From there user can choose the My Apps dropdown list and select My Groups.
Once the Group has been selected, a non-admin user that we have previously added as an owner for the group will be able to manage group membership by clicking on the plus icon.
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