Turn on Office 365 Cloud App Security

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Turn on Office 365 Cloud App Security

Important

You must be a global administrator or security administrator to perform the following task. To learn more, see Permissions in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center. In order for Office 365 Cloud App Security to work correct, audit logging must be turned on for your Office 365 environment. For more information, see Turn Office 365 audit log search on or off.

  1. As a global administrator or security administrator, go to https://protection.office.com and sign in using your work or school account for Office 365. (This takes you to the Security & Compliance Center.)

  2. Go to Alerts > Manage advanced alerts.

  3. Select Turn on Office 365 Cloud App Security.

  4. Choose Go to Office 365 Cloud App Security.

    In the Security & Compliance Center, choose Manage Advanced Alerts to go to Office 365 Cloud App Security

    This takes you to the Office 365 Cloud App Security portal, where you can view reports and create or edit your policies.

Note

When you turn on Office 365 Cloud App Security, auditing information about your Office 365 user accounts and user activities is transferred to Microsoft Cloud App Security. This allows Office 365 to provide advanced alerts, filtering, and other features so you can get information and take action about suspicious activities.

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