Administrator role permissions in Azure Active Directory

Using Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), you can designate limited administrators to manage identity tasks in less-privileged roles. Administrators can be assigned for such purposes as adding or changing users, assigning administrative roles, resetting user passwords, managing user licenses, and managing domain names. The default user permissions can be changed only in user settings in Azure AD.

Limit use of Global administrator

Users who are assigned to the Global administrator role can read and modify every administrative setting in your Azure AD organization. By default, when a user signs up for a Microsoft cloud service, an Azure AD tenant is created and the user is made a member of the Global Administrators role. When you add a subscription to an existing tenant, you aren't assigned to the Global Administrator role. Only Global administrators and Privileged Role administrators can delegate administrator roles. To reduce the risk to your business, we recommend that you assign this role to the fewest possible people in your organization.

As a best practice, we recommend that you assign this role to fewer than five people in your organization. If you have more than five admins assigned to the Global Administrator role in your organization, here are some ways to reduce its use.

Find the role you need

If it's frustrating for you to find the role you need out of a list of many roles, Azure AD can show you subsets of the roles based on role categories. Check out our new Type filter for Azure AD Roles and administrators to show you only the roles in the selected type.

A role exists now that didn't exist when you assigned the Global administrator role

It's possible that a role or roles were added to Azure AD that provide more granular permissions that were not an option when you elevated some users to Global administrator. Over time, we are rolling out additional roles that accomplish tasks that only the Global administrator role could do before. You can see these reflected in the following Available roles.

Assign or remove administrator roles

To learn how to assign administrative roles to a user in Azure Active Directory, see View and assign administrator roles in Azure Active Directory.

Note

If you have an Azure AD premium P2 license and you're already a Privileged Identity Management (PIM) user, all role management tasks are performed in Privilege Identity Management and not in Azure AD.

Azure AD roles managed in PIM for users who already use PIM and have a Premium P2 license

Available roles

The following administrator roles are available:

Application Administrator

Users in this role can create and manage all aspects of enterprise applications, application registrations, and application proxy settings. Note that users assigned to this role are not added as owners when creating new application registrations or enterprise applications.

This role also grants the ability to consent to delegated permissions and application permissions, with the exception of permissions on the Microsoft Graph API.

Important

This exception means that you can still consent to permissions for other apps (for example, non-Microsoft apps or apps that you have registered), but not to permissions on Azure AD itself. You can still request these permissions as part of the app registration, but granting (that is, consenting to) these permissions requires an Azure AD admin. This means that a malicious user cannot easily elevate their permissions, for example by creating and consenting to an app that can write to the entire directory and through that app's permissions elevate themselves to become a global admin.

This role grants the ability to manage application credentials. Users assigned this role can add credentials to an application, and use those credentials to impersonate the application’s identity. If the application’s identity has been granted access to a resource, such as the ability to create or update User or other objects, then a user assigned to this role could perform those actions while impersonating the application. This ability to impersonate the application’s identity may be an elevation of privilege over what the user can do via their role assignments. It is important to understand that assigning a user to the Application Administrator role gives them the ability to impersonate an application’s identity.

Application Developer

Users in this role can create application registrations when the "Users can register applications" setting is set to No. This role also grants permission to consent on one's own behalf when the "Users can consent to apps accessing company data on their behalf" setting is set to No. Users assigned to this role are added as owners when creating new application registrations or enterprise applications.

Authentication Administrator

Users with this role can set or reset non-password credentials for some users and can update passwords for all users. Authentication administrators can require users who are non-administrators or assigned to some roles to re-register against existing non-password credentials (for example, MFA or FIDO), and can also revoke remember MFA on the device, which prompts for MFA on the next sign-in. These actions apply only to users who are non-administrators or who are assigned one or more of the following roles:

  • Authentication Administrator
  • Directory Readers
  • Guest Inviter
  • Message Center Reader
  • Reports Reader

The Privileged authentication administrator role has permission can force re-registration and multi-factor authentication for all users.

Important

Users with this role can change credentials for people who may have access to sensitive or private information or critical configuration inside and outside of Azure Active Directory. Changing the credentials of a user may mean the ability to assume that user's identity and permissions. For example:

  • Application Registration and Enterprise Application owners, who can manage credentials of apps they own. Those apps may have privileged permissions in Azure AD and elsewhere not granted to Authentication Administrators. Through this path an Authentication Administrator may be able to assume the identity of an application owner and then further assume the identity of a privileged application by updating the credentials for the application.
  • Azure subscription owners, who may have access to sensitive or private information or critical configuration in Azure.
  • Security Group and Microsoft 365 group owners, who can manage group membership. Those groups may grant access to sensitive or private information or critical configuration in Azure AD and elsewhere.
  • Administrators in other services outside of Azure AD like Exchange Online, Office Security and Compliance Center, and human resources systems.
  • Non-administrators like executives, legal counsel, and human resources employees who may have access to sensitive or private information.

Azure DevOps Administrator

Users with this role can manage the Azure DevOps policy to restrict new Azure DevOps organization creation to a set of configurable users or groups. Users in this role can manage this policy through any Azure DevOps organization that is backed the company's Azure AD organization.

All enterprise Azure DevOps policies can be managed by users in this role.

Azure Information Protection Administrator

Users with this role have all permissions in the Azure Information Protection service. This role allows configuring labels for the Azure Information Protection policy, managing protection templates, and activating protection. This role does not grant any permissions in Identity Protection Center, Privileged Identity Management, Monitor Microsoft 365 Service Health, or Office 365 Security & Compliance Center.

B2C IEF Keyset Administrator

User can create and manage policy keys and secrets for token encryption, token signatures, and claim encryption/decryption. By adding new keys to existing key containers, this limited administrator can rollover secrets as needed without impacting existing applications. This user can see the full content of these secrets and their expiration dates even after their creation.

Important

This is a sensitive role. The keyset administrator role should be carefully audited and assigned with care during pre-production and production.

B2C IEF Policy Administrator

Users in this role have the ability to create, read, update, and delete all custom policies in Azure AD B2C and therefore have full control over the Identity Experience Framework in the relevant Azure AD B2C organization. By editing policies, this user can establish direct federation with external identity providers, change the directory schema, change all user-facing content (HTML, CSS, JavaScript), change the requirements to complete an authentication, create new users, send user data to external systems including full migrations, and edit all user information including sensitive fields like passwords and phone numbers. Conversely, this role cannot change the encryption keys or edit the secrets used for federation in the organization.

Important

The B2 IEF Policy Administrator is a highly sensitive role which should be assigned on a very limited basis for organizations in production. Activities by these users should be closely audited, especially for organizations in production.

Billing Administrator

Makes purchases, manages subscriptions, manages support tickets, and monitors service health.

Cloud Application Administrator

Users in this role have the same permissions as the Application Administrator role, excluding the ability to manage application proxy. This role grants the ability to create and manage all aspects of enterprise applications and application registrations. This role also grants the ability to consent to delegated permissions, and application permissions excluding Microsoft Graph and Azure AD Graph. Users assigned to this role are not added as owners when creating new application registrations or enterprise applications.

Important

This role grants the ability to manage application credentials. Users assigned this role can add credentials to an application, and use those credentials to impersonate the application’s identity. If the application’s identity has been granted access to a resource, such as the ability to create or update User or other objects, then a user assigned to this role could perform those actions while impersonating the application. This ability to impersonate the application’s identity may be an elevation of privilege over what the user can do via their role assignments. It is important to understand that assigning a user to the Cloud Application Administrator role gives them the ability to impersonate an application’s identity.

Cloud Device Administrator

Users in this role can enable, disable, and delete devices in Azure AD and read Windows 10 BitLocker keys (if present) in the Azure portal. The role does not grant permissions to manage any other properties on the device.

Compliance Administrator

Users with this role have permissions to manage compliance-related features in the Microsoft 365 compliance center, Microsoft 365 admin center, Azure, and Office 365 Security & Compliance Center. Assignees can also manage all features within the Exchange admin center and Teams & Skype for Business admin centers and create support tickets for Azure and Microsoft 365. More information is available at About Microsoft 365 admin roles.

In Can do
Microsoft 365 compliance center Protect and manage your organization's data across Microsoft 365 services
Manage compliance alerts
Compliance Manager Track, assign, and verify your organization's regulatory compliance activities
Office 365 Security & Compliance Center Manage data governance
Perform legal and data investigation
Manage Data Subject Request

This role has the same permissions as the Compliance Administrator RoleGroup in Office 365 Security & Compliance Center role-based access control.
Intune View all Intune audit data
Cloud App Security Has read-only permissions and can manage alerts
Can create and modify file policies and allow file governance actions
Can view all the built-in reports under Data Management

Compliance Data Administrator

Users with this role have permissions to track data in the Microsoft 365 compliance center, Microsoft 365 admin center, and Azure. Users can also track compliance data within the Exchange admin center, Compliance Manager, and Teams & Skype for Business admin center and create support tickets for Azure and Microsoft 365. This documentation has details on differences between Compliance Administrator and Compliance Data Administrator.

In Can do
Microsoft 365 compliance center Monitor compliance-related policies across Microsoft 365 services
Manage compliance alerts
Compliance Manager Track, assign, and verify your organization's regulatory compliance activities
Office 365 Security & Compliance Center Manage data governance
Perform legal and data investigation
Manage Data Subject Request

This role has the same permissions as the Compliance Data Administrator RoleGroup in Office 365 Security & Compliance Center role-based access control.
Intune View all Intune audit data
Cloud App Security Has read-only permissions and can manage alerts
Can create and modify file policies and allow file governance actions
Can view all the built-in reports under Data Management

Conditional Access Administrator

Users with this role have the ability to manage Azure Active Directory Conditional Access settings.

Customer Lockbox access approver

Manages Customer Lockbox requests in your organization. They receive email notifications for Customer Lockbox requests and can approve and deny requests from the Microsoft 365 admin center. They can also turn the Customer Lockbox feature on or off. Only global admins can reset the passwords of people assigned to this role.

Desktop Analytics Administrator

Users in this role can manage the Desktop Analytics and Office Customization & Policy services. For Desktop Analytics, this includes the ability to view asset inventory, create deployment plans, view deployment and health status. For Office Customization & Policy service, this role enables users to manage Office policies.

Device Administrators

This role is available for assignment only as an additional local administrator in Device settings. Users with this role become local machine administrators on all Windows 10 devices that are joined to Azure Active Directory. They do not have the ability to manage devices objects in Azure Active Directory.

Directory Readers

Users in this role can read basic directory information. This role should be used for:

  • Granting a specific set of guest users read access instead of granting it to all guest users.
  • Granting a specific set of non-admin users access to Azure portal when "Restrict access to Azure AD portal to admins only" is set to "Yes".
  • Granting service principals access to directory where Directory.Read.All is not an option.

Directory Synchronization Accounts

Do not use. This role is automatically assigned to the Azure AD Connect service, and is not intended or supported for any other use.

Directory Writers

Users in this role can read and update basic information of users, groups, and service principals. Assign this role only to applications that don’t support the Consent Framework. It should not be assigned to any users.

Dynamics 365 administrator / CRM Administrator

Users with this role have global permissions within Microsoft Dynamics 365 Online, when the service is present, as well as the ability to manage support tickets and monitor service health. More information at Use the service admin role to manage your Azure AD organization.

Note

In the Microsoft Graph API and Azure AD PowerShell, this role is identified as "Dynamics 365 Service Administrator." It is "Dynamics 365 Administrator" in the Azure portal.

Exchange Administrator

Users with this role have global permissions within Microsoft Exchange Online, when the service is present. Also has the ability to create and manage all Microsoft 365 groups, manage support tickets, and monitor service health. More information at About Microsoft 365 admin roles.

Note

In the Microsoft Graph API and Azure AD PowerShell, this role is identified as "Exchange Service Administrator." It is "Exchange Administrator" in the Azure portal. It is "Exchange Online administrator" in the Exchange admin center.

External ID User Flow Administrator

Users with this role can create and manage user flows (also called "built-in" policies) in the Azure portal. These users can customize HTML/CSS/JavaScript content, change MFA requirements, select claims in the token, manage API connectors, and configure session settings for all user flows in the Azure AD organization. On the other hand, this role does not include the ability to review user data or make changes to the attributes that are included in the organization schema. Changes to Identity Experience Framework policies (also known as custom policies) are also outside the scope of this role.

External ID User Flow Attribute Administrator

Users with this role add or delete custom attributes available to all user flows in the Azure AD organization. As such, users with this role can change or add new elements to the end-user schema and impact the behavior of all user flows and indirectly result in changes to what data may be asked of end users and ultimately sent as claims to applications. This role cannot edit user flows.

External IDentity Provider Administrator

This administrator manages federation between Azure AD organizations and external identity providers. With this role, users can add new identity providers and configure all available settings (e.g. authentication path, service ID, assigned key containers). This user can enable the Azure AD organization to trust authentications from external identity providers. The resulting impact on end-user experiences depends on the type of organization:

  • Azure AD organizations for employees and partners: The addition  of a federation (e.g. with Gmail) will immediately impact all guest invitations not yet redeemed. See Adding Google as an identity provider for B2B guest users.
  • Azure Active Directory B2C organizations: The addition of a federation (for example, with Facebook, or with another Azure AD organization) does not immediately impact end-user flows until the identity provider is added as an option in a user flow (also called a built-in policy). See Configuring a Microsoft account as an identity provider for an example. To change user flows, the limited role of "B2C User Flow Administrator" is required.

Global Administrator / Company Administrator

Users with this role have access to all administrative features in Azure Active Directory, as well as services that use Azure Active Directory identities like Microsoft 365 security center, Microsoft 365 compliance center, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Skype for Business Online. Furthermore, Global Admins can elevate their access to manage all Azure subscriptions and management groups. This allows Global Admins to get full access to all Azure resources using the respective Azure AD Tenant. The person who signs up for the Azure AD organization becomes a global administrator. There can be more than one global administrator at your company. Global admins can reset the password for any user and all other administrators.

Note

In the Microsoft Graph API and Azure AD PowerShell, this role is identified as "Company Administrator". It is "Global Administrator" in the Azure portal.

Global Reader

Users in this role can read settings and administrative information across Microsoft 365 services but can't take management actions. Global reader is the read-only counterpart to Global administrator. Assign Global reader instead of Global administrator for planning, audits, or investigations. Use Global reader in combination with other limited admin roles like Exchange Administrator to make it easier to get work done without the assigning the Global Administrator role. Global reader works with Microsoft 365 admin center, Exchange admin center, SharePoint admin center, Teams admin center, Security center, Compliance center, Azure AD admin center, and Device Management admin center.

Note

Global reader role has a few limitations right now -

These features are currently in development.

Groups Administrator

Users in this role can create/manage groups and its settings like naming and expiration policies. It is important to understand that assigning a user to this role gives them the ability to manage all groups in the organization across various workloads like Teams, SharePoint, Yammer in addition to Outlook. Also the user will be able to manage the various groups settings across various admin portals like Microsoft Admin Center, Azure portal, as well as workload specific ones like Teams and SharePoint Admin Centers.

Guest Inviter

Users in this role can manage Azure Active Directory B2B guest user invitations when the Members can invite user setting is set to No. More information about B2B collaboration at About Azure AD B2B collaboration. It does not include any other permissions.

Helpdesk Administrator

Users with this role can change passwords, invalidate refresh tokens, manage service requests, and monitor service health. Invalidating a refresh token forces the user to sign in again. Helpdesk administrators can reset passwords and invalidate refresh tokens of other users who are non-administrators or assigned the following roles only:

  • Directory Readers
  • Guest Inviter
  • Helpdesk Administrator
  • Message Center Reader
  • Password Administrator
  • Reports Reader

Important

Users with this role can change passwords for people who may have access to sensitive or private information or critical configuration inside and outside of Azure Active Directory. Changing the password of a user may mean the ability to assume that user's identity and permissions. For example:

  • Application Registration and Enterprise Application owners, who can manage credentials of apps they own. Those apps may have privileged permissions in Azure AD and elsewhere not granted to Helpdesk Administrators. Through this path a Helpdesk Administrator may be able to assume the identity of an application owner and then further assume the identity of a privileged application by updating the credentials for the application.
  • Azure subscription owners, who might have access to sensitive or private information or critical configuration in Azure.
  • Security Group and Microsoft 365 group owners, who can manage group membership. Those groups may grant access to sensitive or private information or critical configuration in Azure AD and elsewhere.
  • Administrators in other services outside of Azure AD like Exchange Online, Office Security and Compliance Center, and human resources systems.
  • Non-administrators like executives, legal counsel, and human resources employees who may have access to sensitive or private information.

Delegating administrative permissions over subsets of users and applying policies to a subset of users is possible with Administrative Units (now in public preview).

This role was previously called "Password Administrator" in the Azure portal. The "Helpdesk Administrator" name in Azure AD now matches its name in Azure AD PowerShell and the Microsoft Graph API.

Hybrid Identity Administrator

Users in this role can create, manage and deploy provisioning configuration setup from AD to Azure AD using Cloud Provisioning as well as manage federation settings. Users can also troubleshoot and monitor logs using this role.

Insights Administrator

Users in this role can access the full set of administrative capabilities in the M365 Insights application. This role has the ability to read directory information, monitor service health, file support tickets, and access the Insights admin settings aspects.

Insights Business Leader

Users in this role can access a set of dashboards and insights via the M365 Insights application. This includes full access to all dashboards and presented insights and data exploration functionality. Users in this role do not have access to product configuration settings, which is the responsibility of the Insights Admin role.

Intune Administrator

Users with this role have global permissions within Microsoft Intune Online, when the service is present. Additionally, this role contains the ability to manage users and devices in order to associate policy, as well as create and manage groups. More information at Role-based administration control (RBAC) with Microsoft Intune.

This role can create and manage all security groups. However, Intune Admin does not have admin rights over Office groups. That means the admin cannot update owners or memberships of all Office groups in the organization. However, he/she can manage the Office group that he creates which comes as a part of his/her end-user privileges. So, any Office group (not security group) that he/she creates should be counted against his/her quota of 250.

Note

In the Microsoft Graph API and Azure AD PowerShell, this role is identified as "Intune Service Administrator." It is "Intune Administrator" in the Azure portal.

Kaizala Administrator

Users with this role have global permissions to manage settings within Microsoft Kaizala, when the service is present, as well as the ability to manage support tickets and monitor service health. Additionally, the user can access reports related to adoption & usage of Kaizala by Organization members and business reports generated using the Kaizala actions.

License Administrator

Users in this role can add, remove, and update license assignments on users, groups (using group-based licensing), and manage the usage location on users. The role does not grant the ability to purchase or manage subscriptions, create or manage groups, or create or manage users beyond the usage location. This role has no access to view, create, or manage support tickets.

Message Center Privacy Reader

Users in this role can monitor all notifications in the Message Center, including data privacy messages. Message Center Privacy Readers get email notifications including those related to data privacy and they can unsubscribe using Message Center Preferences. Only the Global Administrator and the Message Center Privacy Reader can read data privacy messages. Additionally, this role contains the ability to view groups, domains, and subscriptions. This role has no permission to view, create, or manage service requests.

Message Center Reader

Users in this role can monitor notifications and advisory health updates in Message center for their organization on configured services such as Exchange, Intune, and Microsoft Teams. Message Center Readers receive weekly email digests of posts, updates, and can share message center posts in Microsoft 365. In Azure AD, users assigned to this role will only have read-only access on Azure AD services such as users and groups. This role has no access to view, create, or manage support tickets.

Modern Commerce User

Do not use. This role is automatically assigned from Commerce, and is not intended or supported for any other use. See details below.

The Modern Commerce User role gives certain users permission to access Microsoft 365 admin center and see the left navigation entries for Home, Billing, and Support. The content available in these areas is controlled by commerce-specific roles assigned to users to manage products that they bought for themselves or your organization. This might include tasks like paying bills, or for access to billing accounts and billing profiles.

Users with the Modern Commerce User role typically have administrative permissions in other Microsoft purchasing systems, but do not have Global administrator or Billing administrator roles used to access the admin center.

When is the Modern Commerce User role assigned?

  • Self-service purchase in Microsoft 365 admin center – Self-service purchase gives users a chance to try out new products by buying or signing up for them on their own. These products are managed in the admin center. Users who make a self-service purchase are assigned a role in the commerce system, and the Modern Commerce User role so they can manage their purchases in admin center. Admins can block self-service purchases (for Power BI, Power Apps, Power automate) through PowerShell. For more information, see Self-service purchase FAQ.
  • Purchases from Microsoft commercial marketplace – Similar to self-service purchase, when a user buys a product or service from Microsoft AppSource or Azure Marketplace, the Modern Commerce User role is assigned if they don’t have the Global admin or Billing admin role. In some cases, users might be blocked from making these purchases. For more information, see Microsoft commercial marketplace.
  • Proposals from Microsoft – A proposal is a formal offer from Microsoft for your organization to buy Microsoft products and services. When the person who is accepting the proposal doesn’t have a Global admin or Billing admin role in Azure AD, they are assigned both a commerce-specific role to complete the proposal and the Modern Commerce User role to access admin center. When they access the admin center they can only use features that are authorized by their commerce-specific role.
  • Commerce-specific roles – Some users are assigned commerce-specific roles. If a user isn't a Global or Billing admin, they get the Modern Commerce User role so they can access the admin center.

If the Modern Commerce User role is unassigned from a user, they lose access to Microsoft 365 admin center. If they were managing any products, either for themselves or for your organization, they won’t be able to manage them. This might include assigning licenses, changing payment methods, paying bills, or other tasks for managing subscriptions.

Network Administrator

Users in this role can review network perimeter architecture recommendations from Microsoft that are based on network telemetry from their user locations. Network performance for Microsoft 365 relies on careful enterprise customer network perimeter architecture which is generally user location specific. This role allows for editing of discovered user locations and configuration of network parameters for those locations to facilitate improved telemetry measurements and design recommendations

Office Apps Administrator

Users in this role can manage Microsoft 365 apps' cloud settings. This includes managing cloud policies, self-service download management and the ability to view Office apps related report. This role additionally grants the ability to manage support tickets, and monitor service health within the main admin center. Users assigned to this role can also manage communication of new features in Office apps.

Partner Tier1 Support

Do not use. This role has been deprecated and will be removed from Azure AD in the future. This role is intended for use by a small number of Microsoft resale partners, and is not intended for general use.

Partner Tier2 Support

Do not use. This role has been deprecated and will be removed from Azure AD in the future. This role is intended for use by a small number of Microsoft resale partners, and is not intended for general use.

Password Administrator

Users with this role have limited ability to manage passwords. This role does not grant the ability to manage service requests or monitor service health. Password administrators can reset passwords of other users who are non-administrators or members of the following roles only:

  • Directory Readers
  • Guest Inviter
  • Password Administrator

Power BI Administrator

Users with this role have global permissions within Microsoft Power BI, when the service is present, as well as the ability to manage support tickets and monitor service health. More information at Understanding the Power BI admin role.

Note

In the Microsoft Graph API and Azure AD PowerShell, this role is identified as "Power BI Service Administrator ". It is "Power BI Administrator" in the Azure portal.

Power Platform Administrator

Users in this role can create and manage all aspects of environments, PowerApps, Flows, Data Loss Prevention policies. Additionally, users with this role have the ability to manage support tickets and monitor service health.

Printer Administrator

Users in this role can register printers and manage all aspects of all printer configurations in the Microsoft Universal Print solution, including the Universal Print Connector settings. They can consent to all delegated print permission requests. Printer Administrators also have access to print reports.

Printer Technician

Users with this role can register printers and manage printer status in the Microsoft Universal Print solution. They can also read all connector information. Key task a Printer Technician cannot do is set user permissions on printers and sharing printers.

Privileged Authentication Administrator

Users with this role can set or reset non-password credentials for all users, including global administrators, and can update passwords for all users. Privileged Authentication Administrators can force users to re-register against existing non-password credential (such as MFA or FIDO) and revoke 'remember MFA on the device', prompting for MFA on the next sign-in of all users. The Authentication administrator role can force re-registration and MFA for only non-admins and users assigned to the following Azure AD roles:

  • Authentication Administrator
  • Directory Readers
  • Guest Inviter
  • Message Center Reader
  • Reports Reader

Privileged Role Administrator

Users with this role can manage role assignments in Azure Active Directory, as well as within Azure AD Privileged Identity Management. They can create and manage groups that can be assigned to Azure AD roles. In addition, this role allows management of all aspects of Privileged Identity Management and administrative units.

Important

This role grants the ability to manage assignments for all Azure AD roles including the Global Administrator role. This role does not include any other privileged abilities in Azure AD like creating or updating users. However, users assigned to this role can grant themselves or others additional privilege by assigning additional roles.

Reports Reader

Users with this role can view usage reporting data and the reports dashboard in Microsoft 365 admin center and the adoption context pack in Power BI. Additionally, the role provides access to sign-in reports and activity in Azure AD and data returned by the Microsoft Graph reporting API. A user assigned to the Reports Reader role can access only relevant usage and adoption metrics. They don't have any admin permissions to configure settings or access the product-specific admin centers like Exchange. This role has no access to view, create, or manage support tickets.

Search Administrator

Users in this role have full access to all Microsoft Search management features in the Microsoft 365 admin center. Additionally, these users can view the message center, monitor service health, and create service requests.

Search Editor

Users in this role can create, manage, and delete content for Microsoft Search in the Microsoft 365 admin center, including bookmarks, Q&As, and locations.

Security Administrator

Users with this role have permissions to manage security-related features in the Microsoft 365 security center, Azure Active Directory Identity Protection, Azure Active Directory Authentication, Azure Information Protection, and Office 365 Security & Compliance Center. More information about Office 365 permissions is available at Permissions in the Security & Compliance Center.

In Can do
Microsoft 365 security center Monitor security-related policies across Microsoft 365 services
Manage security threats and alerts
View reports
Identity Protection Center All permissions of the Security Reader role
Additionally, the ability to perform all Identity Protection Center operations except for resetting passwords
Privileged Identity Management All permissions of the Security Reader role
Cannot manage Azure AD role assignments or settings
Office 365 Security & Compliance Center Manage security policies
View, investigate, and respond to security threats
View reports
Azure Advanced Threat Protection Monitor and respond to suspicious security activity
Windows Defender ATP and EDR Assign roles
Manage machine groups
Configure endpoint threat detection and automated remediation
View, investigate, and respond to alerts
Intune Views user, device, enrollment, configuration, and application information
Cannot make changes to Intune
Cloud App Security Add admins, add policies and settings, upload logs and perform governance actions
Azure Security Center Can view security policies, view security states, edit security policies, view alerts and recommendations, dismiss alerts and recommendations
Microsoft 365 service health View the health of Microsoft 365 services
Smart lockout Define the threshold and duration for lockouts when failed sign-in events happen.
Password Protection Configure custom banned password list or on-premises password protection.

Security operator

Users with this role can manage alerts and have global read-only access on security-related features, including all information in Microsoft 365 security center, Azure Active Directory, Identity Protection, Privileged Identity Management and Office 365 Security & Compliance Center. More information about Office 365 permissions is available at Permissions in the Security & Compliance Center.

In Can do
Microsoft 365 security center All permissions of the Security Reader role
View, investigate, and respond to security threats alerts
Identity Protection Center All permissions of the Security Reader role
Additionally, the ability to perform all Identity Protection Center operations except for resetting passwords
Privileged Identity Management All permissions of the Security Reader role
Office 365 Security & Compliance Center All permissions of the Security Reader role
View, investigate, and respond to security alerts
Windows Defender ATP and EDR All permissions of the Security Reader role
View, investigate, and respond to security alerts
Intune All permissions of the Security Reader role
Cloud App Security All permissions of the Security Reader role
Microsoft 365 service health View the health of Microsoft 365 services

Security Reader

Users with this role have global read-only access on security-related feature, including all information in Microsoft 365 security center, Azure Active Directory, Identity Protection, Privileged Identity Management, as well as the ability to read Azure Active Directory sign-in reports and audit logs, and in Office 365 Security & Compliance Center. More information about Office 365 permissions is available at Permissions in the Security & Compliance Center.

In Can do
Microsoft 365 security center View security-related policies across Microsoft 365 services
View security threats and alerts
View reports
Identity Protection Center Read all security reports and settings information for security features
  • Anti-spam
  • Encryption
  • Data loss prevention
  • Anti-malware
  • Advanced threat protection
  • Anti-phishing
  • Mailflow rules
Privileged Identity Management Has read-only access to all information surfaced in Azure AD Privileged Identity Management: Policies and reports for Azure AD role assignments and security reviews.
Cannot sign up for Azure AD Privileged Identity Management or make any changes to it. In the Privileged Identity Management portal or via PowerShell, someone in this role can activate additional roles (for example, Global Admin or Privileged Role Administrator), if the user is eligible for them.
Office 365 Security & Compliance Center View security policies
View and investigate security threats
View reports
Windows Defender ATP and EDR View and investigate alerts. When you turn on role-based access control in Windows Defender ATP, users with read-only permissions such as the Azure AD Security reader role lose access until they are assigned to a Windows Defender ATP role.
Intune Views user, device, enrollment, configuration, and application information. Cannot make changes to Intune.
Cloud App Security Has read-only permissions and can manage alerts
Azure Security Center Can view recommendations and alerts, view security policies, view security states, but cannot make changes
Microsoft 365 service health View the health of Microsoft 365 services

Service Support Administrator

Users with this role can open support requests with Microsoft for Azure and Microsoft 365 services, and views the service dashboard and message center in the Azure portal and Microsoft 365 admin center. More information at About admin roles.

Note

Previously, this role was called "Service Administrator" in Azure portal and Microsoft 365 admin center. We have renamed it to "Service Support Administrator" to align with the exsiting name in Microsoft Graph API, Azure AD Graph API, and Azure AD PowerShell.

SharePoint Administrator

Users with this role have global permissions within Microsoft SharePoint Online, when the service is present, as well as the ability to create and manage all Microsoft 365 groups, manage support tickets, and monitor service health. More information at About admin roles.

Note

In the Microsoft Graph API and Azure AD PowerShell, this role is identified as "SharePoint Service Administrator." It is "SharePoint Administrator" in the Azure portal.

Note

This role also grants scoped permissions to the Microsoft Graph API for Microsoft Intune, allowing the management and configuration of policies related to SharePoint and OneDrive resources.

Skype for Business / Lync Administrator

Users with this role have global permissions within Microsoft Skype for Business, when the service is present, as well as manage Skype-specific user attributes in Azure Active Directory. Additionally, this role grants the ability to manage support tickets and monitor service health, and to access the Teams and Skype for Business Admin Center. The account must also be licensed for Teams or it can't run Teams PowerShell cmdlets. More information at About the Skype for Business admin role and Teams licensing information at Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams add-on licensing

Note

In the Microsoft Graph API and Azure AD PowerShell, this role is identified as "Lync Service Administrator." It is "Skype for Business Administrator" in the Azure portal.

Teams Communications Administrator

Users in this role can manage aspects of the Microsoft Teams workload related to voice & telephony. This includes the management tools for telephone number assignment, voice and meeting policies, and full access to the call analytics toolset.

Teams Communications Support Engineer

Users in this role can troubleshoot communication issues within Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business using the user call troubleshooting tools in the Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business admin center. Users in this role can view full call record information for all participants involved. This role has no access to view, create, or manage support tickets.

Teams Communications Support Specialist

Users in this role can troubleshoot communication issues within Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business using the user call troubleshooting tools in the Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business admin center. Users in this role can only view user details in the call for the specific user they have looked up. This role has no access to view, create, or manage support tickets.

Teams Devices Administrator

Users with this role can manage Teams-certified devices from the Teams Admin Center. This role allows viewing all devices at single glance, with ability to search and filter devices. The user can check details of each device including logged-in account, make and model of the device. The user can change the settings on the device and update the software versions. This role does not grant permissions to check Teams activity and call quality of the device.

Teams Service Administrator

Users in this role can manage all aspects of the Microsoft Teams workload via the Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business admin center and the respective PowerShell modules. This includes, among other areas, all management tools related to telephony, messaging, meetings, and the teams themselves. This role additionally grants the ability to create and manage all Microsoft 365 groups, manage support tickets, and monitor service health.

User Administrator

Users with this role can create users, and manage all aspects of users with some restrictions (see the table), and can update password expiration policies. Additionally, users with this role can create and manage all groups. This role also includes the ability to create and manage user views, manage support tickets, and monitor service health. User administrators don't have permission to manage some user properties for users in most administrator roles. User with this role do not have permissions to manage MFA. The roles that are exceptions to this restriction are listed in the following table.

Permission Can do
General permissions

Create users and groups

Create and manage user views

Manage Office support tickets

Update password expiration policies

On all users, including all admins

Manage licenses

Manage all user properties except User Principal Name

Only on users who are non-admins or in any of the following limited admin roles:
  • Directory Readers
  • Groups Administrator
  • Guest Inviter
  • Helpdesk Administrator
  • Message Center Reader
  • Password Administrator
  • Reports Reader
  • User Administrator

Delete and restore

Disable and enable

Invalidate refresh Tokens

Manage all user properties including User Principal Name

Reset password

Update (FIDO) device keys

Important

Users with this role can change passwords for people who may have access to sensitive or private information or critical configuration inside and outside of Azure Active Directory. Changing the password of a user may mean the ability to assume that user's identity and permissions. For example:

  • Application Registration and Enterprise Application owners, who can manage credentials of apps they own. Those apps may have privileged permissions in Azure AD and elsewhere not granted to User Administrators. Through this path a User Administrator may be able to assume the identity of an application owner and then further assume the identity of a privileged application by updating the credentials for the application.
  • Azure subscription owners, who may have access to sensitive or private information or critical configuration in Azure.
  • Security Group and Microsoft 365 group owners, who can manage group membership. Those groups may grant access to sensitive or private information or critical configuration in Azure AD and elsewhere.
  • Administrators in other services outside of Azure AD like Exchange Online, Office Security and Compliance Center, and human resources systems.
  • Non-administrators like executives, legal counsel, and human resources employees who may have access to sensitive or private information.

Role Permissions

The following tables describe the specific permissions in Azure Active Directory given to each role. Some roles may have additional permissions in Microsoft services outside of Azure Active Directory.

Application Administrator permissions

Can create and manage all aspects of app registrations and enterprise apps.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/Application/appProxyAuthentication/update Update App Proxy authentication properties on service principals in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/Application/appProxyUrlSettings/update Update application proxy internal and external URLS in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/applicationProxy/read Read all of App Proxy properties.
microsoft.directory/applications/applicationProxy/update Update all of App Proxy properties.
microsoft.directory/applications/audience/update Update applications.audience property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/authentication/update Update applications.authentication property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/basic/update Update basic properties on applications in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/create Create applications in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/credentials/update Update applications.credentials property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/delete Delete applications in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/owners/update Update applications.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/permissions/update Update applications.permissions property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/policies/update Update applications.policies property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/appRoleAssignments/create Create appRoleAssignments in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/appRoleAssignments/read Read appRoleAssignments in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/appRoleAssignments/update Update appRoleAssignments in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/appRoleAssignments/delete Delete appRoleAssignments in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/auditLogs/allProperties/read Read all properties (including privileged properties) on auditLogs in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/connectorGroups/allProperties/read Read application proxy connector group properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/connectorGroups/allProperties/update Update all application proxy connector group properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/connectorGroups/create Create application proxy connector groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/connectorGroups/delete Delete application proxy connector groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/connectors/allProperties/read Read all application proxy connector properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/connectors/create Create application proxy connectors in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/applicationConfiguration/basic/read Read policies.applicationConfiguration property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/applicationConfiguration/basic/update Update policies.applicationConfiguration property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/applicationConfiguration/create Create policies in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/applicationConfiguration/delete Delete policies in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/applicationConfiguration/owners/read Read policies.applicationConfiguration property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/applicationConfiguration/owners/update Update policies.applicationConfiguration property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/applicationConfiguration/policyAppliedTo/read Read policies.applicationConfiguration property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/appRoleAssignedTo/update Update servicePrincipals.appRoleAssignedTo property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/appRoleAssignments/update Update servicePrincipals.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/audience/update Update servicePrincipals.audience property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/authentication/update Update servicePrincipals.authentication property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/basic/update Update basic properties on servicePrincipals in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/create Create servicePrincipals in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/credentials/update Update servicePrincipals.credentials property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/delete Delete servicePrincipals in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/owners/update Update servicePrincipals.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/permissions/update Update servicePrincipals.permissions property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/policies/update Update servicePrincipals.policies property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/signInReports/allProperties/read Read all properties (including privileged properties) on signInReports in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.

Application Developer permissions

Can create application registrations independent of the 'Users can register applications' setting.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/applications/createAsOwner Create applications in Azure Active Directory. Creator is added as the first owner, and the created object counts against the creator's 250 created objects quota.
microsoft.directory/appRoleAssignments/createAsOwner Create appRoleAssignments in Azure Active Directory. Creator is added as the first owner, and the created object counts against the creator's 250 created objects quota.
microsoft.directory/oAuth2PermissionGrants/createAsOwner Create oAuth2PermissionGrants in Azure Active Directory. Creator is added as the first owner, and the created object counts against the creator's 250 created objects quota.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/createAsOwner Create servicePrincipals in Azure Active Directory. Creator is added as the first owner, and the created object counts against the creator's 250 created objects quota.

Authentication Administrator permissions

Allowed to view, set and reset authentication method information for any non-admin user.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/users/invalidateAllRefreshTokens Invalidate all user refresh tokens in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/strongAuthentication/update Update strong authentication properties like MFA credential information.
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.
microsoft.directory/users/password/update Update passwords for all users in the Microsoft 365 organization. See online documentation for more detail.

Azure DevOps Administrator permissions

Can manage Azure DevOps organization policy and settings.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.devOps/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure DevOps.

Azure Information Protection Administrator permissions

Can manage all aspects of the Azure Information Protection service.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.informationProtection/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Azure Information Protection.
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.

B2C IEF Keyset Administrator permissions

Manage secrets for federation and encryption in the Identity Experience Framework.

Actions Description
microsoft.aad.b2c/trustFramework/keySets/allTasks Read and configure key sets in  Azure Active Directory B2C.

B2C IEF Policy Administrator permissions

Create and manage trust framework policies in the Identity Experience Framework.

Actions Description
microsoft.aad.b2c/trustFramework/policies/allTasks Read and configure custom policies in  Azure Active Directory B2C.

Billing Administrator permissions

Can perform common billing related tasks like updating payment information.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/organization/basic/update Update basic properties on organization in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.commerce.billing/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of billing.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.

Cloud Application Administrator permissions

Can create and manage all aspects of app registrations and enterprise apps except App Proxy.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/applications/audience/update Update applications.audience property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/authentication/update Update applications.authentication property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/basic/update Update basic properties on applications in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/create Create applications in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/credentials/update Update applications.credentials property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/delete Delete applications in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/owners/update Update applications.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/permissions/update Update applications.permissions property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/policies/update Update applications.policies property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/appRoleAssignments/create Create appRoleAssignments in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/appRoleAssignments/update Update appRoleAssignments in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/appRoleAssignments/delete Delete appRoleAssignments in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/auditLogs/allProperties/read Read all properties (including privileged properties) on auditLogs in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/applicationConfiguration/create Create policies in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/applicationConfiguration/basic/read Read policies.applicationConfiguration property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/applicationConfiguration/basic/update Update policies.applicationConfiguration property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/applicationConfiguration/delete Delete policies in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/applicationConfiguration/owners/read Read policies.applicationConfiguration property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/applicationConfiguration/owners/update Update policies.applicationConfiguration property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/applicationConfiguration/policyAppliedTo/read Read policies.applicationConfiguration property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/appRoleAssignedTo/update Update servicePrincipals.appRoleAssignedTo property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/appRoleAssignments/update Update servicePrincipals.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/audience/update Update servicePrincipals.audience property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/authentication/update Update servicePrincipals.authentication property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/basic/update Update basic properties on servicePrincipals in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/create Create servicePrincipals in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/credentials/update Update servicePrincipals.credentials property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/delete Delete servicePrincipals in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/owners/update Update servicePrincipals.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/permissions/update Update servicePrincipals.permissions property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/policies/update Update servicePrincipals.policies property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/signInReports/allProperties/read Read all properties (including privileged properties) on signInReports in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.

Cloud Device Administrator permissions

Full access to manage devices in Azure AD.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/auditLogs/allProperties/read Read all properties (including privileged properties) on auditLogs in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/bitLockerRecoveryKeys/read Read devices.bitLockerRecoveryKeys property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/delete Delete devices in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/disable Disable devices in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/enable Enable devices in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/signInReports/allProperties/read Read all properties (including privileged properties) on signInReports in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.

Company Administrator permissions

Can manage all aspects of Azure AD and Microsoft services that use Azure AD identities. This role is also known as the Global Administrator role.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.aad.cloudAppSecurity/allEntities/allTasks Create and delete all resources, and read and update standard properties in microsoft.aad.cloudAppSecurity.
microsoft.directory/administrativeUnits/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete administrativeUnits, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete applications, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/appRoleAssignments/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete appRoleAssignments, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/auditLogs/allProperties/read Read all properties (including privileged properties) on auditLogs in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/contacts/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete contacts, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/contracts/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete contracts, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete devices, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/directoryRoles/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete directoryRoles, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/directoryRoleTemplates/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete directoryRoleTemplates, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/domains/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete domains, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete groups, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groupsAssignableToRoles/allProperties/update Update groups with isAssignableToRole property set to true in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groupsAssignableToRoles/create Create groups with isAssignableToRole property set to true in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groupsAssignableToRoles/delete Delete groups with isAssignableToRole property set to true in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groupSettings/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete groupSettings, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groupSettingTemplates/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete groupSettingTemplates, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/loginTenantBranding/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete loginTenantBranding, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/oAuth2PermissionGrants/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete oAuth2PermissionGrants, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/organization/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete organization, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete policies, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/roleAssignments/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete roleAssignments, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/roleDefinitions/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete roleDefinitions, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/scopedRoleMemberships/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete scopedRoleMemberships, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/serviceAction/activateService Can perform the Activateservice service action in Azure Active Directory
microsoft.directory/serviceAction/disableDirectoryFeature Can perform the Disabledirectoryfeature service action in Azure Active Directory
microsoft.directory/serviceAction/enableDirectoryFeature Can perform the Enabledirectoryfeature service action in Azure Active Directory
microsoft.directory/serviceAction/getAvailableExtentionProperties Can perform the Getavailableextentionproperties service action in Azure Active Directory
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete servicePrincipals, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/signInReports/allProperties/read Read all properties (including privileged properties) on signInReports in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/subscribedSkus/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete subscribedSkus, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete users, and read and update all properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directorySync/allEntities/allTasks Perform all actions in Azure AD Connect.
microsoft.aad.identityProtection/allEntities/allTasks Create and delete all resources, and read and update standard properties in microsoft.aad.identityProtection.
microsoft.aad.privilegedIdentityManagement/allEntities/read Read all resources in microsoft.aad.privilegedIdentityManagement.
microsoft.azure.advancedThreatProtection/allEntities/read Read all resources in microsoft.azure.advancedThreatProtection.
microsoft.azure.informationProtection/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Azure Information Protection.
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.commerce.billing/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of billing.
microsoft.intune/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Intune.
microsoft.office365.complianceManager/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Office 365 Compliance Manager
microsoft.office365.desktopAnalytics/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Desktop Analytics.
microsoft.office365.exchange/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Exchange Online.
microsoft.office365.lockbox/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Office 365 Customer Lockbox
microsoft.office365.messageCenter/messages/read Read messages in microsoft.office365.messageCenter.
microsoft.office365.messageCenter/securityMessages/read Read securityMessages in microsoft.office365.messageCenter.
microsoft.office365.protectionCenter/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Office 365 Protection Center.
microsoft.office365.securityComplianceCenter/allEntities/allTasks Create and delete all resources, and read and update standard properties in microsoft.office365.securityComplianceCenter.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.sharepoint/allEntities/allTasks Create and delete all resources, and read and update standard properties in microsoft.office365.sharepoint.
microsoft.office365.skypeForBusiness/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Skype for Business Online.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.
microsoft.office365.usageReports/allEntities/read Read Office 365 usage reports.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.powerApps.dynamics365/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Dynamics 365.
microsoft.powerApps.powerBI/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Power BI.
microsoft.windows.defenderAdvancedThreatProtection/allEntities/read Read all resources in microsoft.windows.defenderAdvancedThreatProtection.

Compliance Administrator permissions

Can read and manage compliance configuration and reports in Azure AD and Microsoft 365.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.office365.complianceManager/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Office 365 Compliance Manager
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.

Compliance Data Administrator permissions

Creates and manages compliance content.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory.cloudAppSecurity/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft Cloud App Security.
microsoft.azure.informationProtection/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Azure Information Protection.
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.office365.complianceManager/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Office 365 Compliance Manager
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.

Conditional Access Administrator permissions

Can manage Conditional Access capabilities.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/policies/conditionalAccess/basic/read Read policies.conditionalAccess property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/conditionalAccess/basic/update Update policies.conditionalAccess property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/conditionalAccess/create Create policies in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/conditionalAccess/delete Delete policies in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/conditionalAccess/owners/read Read policies.conditionalAccess property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/conditionalAccess/owners/update Update policies.conditionalAccess property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/conditionalAccess/policiesAppliedTo/read Read policies.conditionalAccess property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/conditionalAccess/tenantDefault/update Update policies.conditionalAccess property in Azure Active Directory.

CRM Service Administrator permissions

Can manage all aspects of the Dynamics 365 product.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.powerApps.dynamics365/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Dynamics 365.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.

Customer LockBox Access Approver permissions

Can approve Microsoft support requests to access customer organizational data.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.lockbox/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Office 365 Customer Lockbox

Desktop Analytics Administrator permissions

Can manage the Desktop Analytics and Office Customization & Policy services. For Desktop Analytics, this includes the ability to view asset inventory, create deployment plans, view deployment and health status. For Office Customization & Policy service, this role enables users to manage Office policies.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.desktopAnalytics/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Desktop Analytics.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.

Device Administrators permissions

Users assigned to this role are added to the local administrators group on Azure AD-joined devices.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/groupSettings/basic/read Read basic properties on groupSettings in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groupSettingTemplates/basic/read Read basic properties on groupSettingTemplates in Azure Active Directory.

Directory Readers permissions

Can read basic directory information. For granting access to applications, not intended for users.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/administrativeUnits/basic/read Read basic properties on administrativeUnits in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/administrativeUnits/members/read Read administrativeUnits.members property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/basic/read Read basic properties on applications in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/owners/read Read applications.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/policies/read Read applications.policies property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/contacts/basic/read Read basic properties on contacts in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/contacts/memberOf/read Read contacts.memberOf property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/contracts/basic/read Read basic properties on contracts in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/basic/read Read basic properties on devices in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/memberOf/read Read devices.memberOf property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/registeredOwners/read Read devices.registeredOwners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/registeredUsers/read Read devices.registeredUsers property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/directoryRoles/basic/read Read basic properties on directoryRoles in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/directoryRoles/eligibleMembers/read Read directoryRoles.eligibleMembers property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/directoryRoles/members/read Read directoryRoles.members property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/domains/basic/read Read basic properties on domains in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/appRoleAssignments/read Read groups.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/basic/read Read basic properties on groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/memberOf/read Read groups.memberOf property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/members/read Read groups.members property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/owners/read Read groups.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/settings/read Read groups.settings property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groupSettings/basic/read Read basic properties on groupSettings in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groupSettingTemplates/basic/read Read basic properties on groupSettingTemplates in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/oAuth2PermissionGrants/basic/read Read basic properties on oAuth2PermissionGrants in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/organization/basic/read Read basic properties on organization in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/organization/trustedCAsForPasswordlessAuth/read Read organization.trustedCAsForPasswordlessAuth property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/roleAssignments/basic/read Read basic properties on roleAssignments in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/roleDefinitions/basic/read Read basic properties on roleDefinitions in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/appRoleAssignedTo/read Read servicePrincipals.appRoleAssignedTo property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/appRoleAssignments/read Read servicePrincipals.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/basic/read Read basic properties on servicePrincipals in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/memberOf/read Read servicePrincipals.memberOf property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/oAuth2PermissionGrants/basic/read Read servicePrincipals.oAuth2PermissionGrants property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/ownedObjects/read Read servicePrincipals.ownedObjects property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/owners/read Read servicePrincipals.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/policies/read Read servicePrincipals.policies property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/subscribedSkus/basic/read Read basic properties on subscribedSkus in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/appRoleAssignments/read Read users.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/basic/read Read basic properties on users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/directReports/read Read users.directReports property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/manager/read Read users.manager property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/memberOf/read Read users.memberOf property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/oAuth2PermissionGrants/basic/read Read users.oAuth2PermissionGrants property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/ownedDevices/read Read users.ownedDevices property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/ownedObjects/read Read users.ownedObjects property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/registeredDevices/read Read users.registeredDevices property in Azure Active Directory.

Directory Synchronization Accounts permissions

Only used by Azure AD Connect service.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/organization/dirSync/update Update organization.dirSync property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/create Create policies in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/delete Delete policies in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/basic/read Read basic properties on policies in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/basic/update Update basic properties on policies in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/owners/read Read policies.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/owners/update Update policies.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/policiesAppliedTo/read Read policies.policiesAppliedTo property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/tenantDefault/update Update policies.tenantDefault property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/appRoleAssignedTo/read Read servicePrincipals.appRoleAssignedTo property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/appRoleAssignedTo/update Update servicePrincipals.appRoleAssignedTo property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/appRoleAssignments/read Read servicePrincipals.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/appRoleAssignments/update Update servicePrincipals.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/audience/update Update servicePrincipals.audience property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/authentication/update Update servicePrincipals.authentication property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/basic/read Read basic properties on servicePrincipals in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/basic/update Update basic properties on servicePrincipals in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/create Create servicePrincipals in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/credentials/update Update servicePrincipals.credentials property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/memberOf/read Read servicePrincipals.memberOf property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/oAuth2PermissionGrants/basic/read Read servicePrincipals.oAuth2PermissionGrants property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/owners/read Read servicePrincipals.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/owners/update Update servicePrincipals.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/ownedObjects/read Read servicePrincipals.ownedObjects property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/permissions/update Update servicePrincipals.permissions property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/policies/read Read servicePrincipals.policies property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/policies/update Update servicePrincipals.policies property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directorySync/allEntities/allTasks Perform all actions in Azure AD Connect.

Directory Writers permissions

Can read & write basic directory information. For granting access to applications, not intended for users.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/groups/appRoleAssignments/update Update groups.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/assignLicense Manage licenses on groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/basic/update Update basic properties on groups in Azure Active Directory. 
microsoft.directory/groups/classification/update Update classification property of the group in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/create Create groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/groupType/update Update the groupType property of a group in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/members/update Update groups.members property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/owners/update Update groups.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/reprocessLicenseAssignment Reprocess license assignments for a group in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/securityEnabled/update Update the secutiryEnabled property of a group in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/settings/update Update groups.settings property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/visibility/update Update visibility property of the group
microsoft.directory/groupSettings/basic/update Update basic properties on groupSettings in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groupSettings/create Create groupSettings in Azure Active Directory..
microsoft.directory/groupSettings/delete Delete groupSettings in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/oAuth2PermissionGrants/basic/update Update basic properties of oAuth2PermissionGrants in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/oAuth2PermissionGrants/create Create oAuth2PermissionGrants in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/synchronizationCredentials/manage Manage application provisioning secrets and credentials.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/synchronizationJobs/manage Start, restart, and pause application provisioning synchronization jobs.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/synchronizationSchema/manage Create and manage application provisioning synchronization jobs and schema.
microsoft.directory/users/appRoleAssignments/update Update users.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/assignLicense Manage licenses on users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/basic/update Update basic properties on users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/disable Disable a user account in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/enable Enable a user account in Azure Active Directory
microsoft.directory/users/invalidateAllRefreshTokens Invalidate all user refresh tokens in Azure Active Directory, requiring users to re-authenticate on their next sign-in
microsoft.directory/users/manager/update Update users.manager property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/reprocessLicenseAssignment Reprocess license assignments for a user in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/userPrincipalName /update Update the users.userPrincipalName property in Azure Active Directory.

Exchange Service Administrator permissions

Can manage all aspects of the Exchange product.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.directory/groups/unified/appRoleAssignments/update Update groups.unified property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/unified/basic/update Update basic properties of Microsoft 365 groups.
microsoft.directory/groups/unified/create Create Microsoft 365 groups.
microsoft.directory/groups/unified/delete Delete Microsoft 365 groups.
microsoft.directory/groups/unified/members/update Update membership of Microsoft 365 groups.
microsoft.directory/groups/unified/owners/update Update ownership of Microsoft 365 groups.
microsoft.office365.exchange/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Exchange Online.
microsoft.office365.network/performance/allProperties/read Read network performance pages in Microsoft 365 Admin Center.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.
microsoft.office365.usageReports/allEntities/read Read Office 365 usage reports.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.

External ID User Flow Administrator permissions

Create and manage all aspects of user flows.

Actions Description
microsoft.aad.b2c/userFlows/allTasks Read and configure user flows in  Azure Active Directory B2C.

External ID User Flow Attribute Administrator permissions

Create and manage the attribute schema available to all user flows.

Actions Description
microsoft.aad.b2c/userAttributes/allTasks Read and configure user attributes in  Azure Active Directory B2C.

External Identity Provider Administrator permissions

Configure identity providers for use in direct federation.

Actions Description
microsoft.aad.b2c/identityProviders/allTasks Read and configure identity providers in  Azure Active Directory B2C.

Global Reader permissions

Can read everything that a Global Administrator can, but not edit anything.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.commerce.billing/allEntities/read Read all aspects of billing.
microsoft.directory/administrativeUnits/basic/read Read basic properties on administrativeUnits in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/administrativeUnits/members/read Read administrativeUnits.members property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/basic/read Read basic properties on applications in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/owners/read Read applications.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/policies/read Read applications.policies property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/contacts/basic/read Read basic properties on contacts in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/contacts/memberOf/read Read contacts.memberOf property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/contracts/basic/read Read basic properties on contracts in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/basic/read Read basic properties on devices in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/memberOf/read Read devices.memberOf property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/registeredOwners/read Read devices.registeredOwners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/registeredUsers/read Read devices.registeredUsers property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/directoryRoles/basic/read Read basic properties on directoryRoles in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/directoryRoles/eligibleMembers/read Read directoryRoles.eligibleMembers property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/directoryRoles/members/read Read directoryRoles.members property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/domains/basic/read Read basic properties on domains in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/appRoleAssignments/read Read groups.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/basic/read Read basic properties on groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/hiddenMembers/read Read groups.hiddenMembers property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/memberOf/read Read groups.memberOf property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/members/read Read groups.members property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/owners/read Read groups.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/settings/read Read groups.settings property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groupSettings/basic/read Read basic properties on groupSettings in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groupSettingTemplates/basic/read Read basic properties on groupSettingTemplates in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/oAuth2PermissionGrants/basic/read Read basic properties on oAuth2PermissionGrants in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/organization/basic/read Read basic properties on organization in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/organization/trustedCAsForPasswordlessAuth/read Read organization.trustedCAsForPasswordlessAuth property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/standard/read Read standard policies in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/roleAssignments/basic/read Read basic properties on roleAssignments in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/roleDefinitions/basic/read Read basic properties on roleDefinitions in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/appRoleAssignedTo/read Read servicePrincipals.appRoleAssignedTo property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/appRoleAssignments/read Read servicePrincipals.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/basic/read Read basic properties on servicePrincipals in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/memberOf/read Read servicePrincipals.memberOf property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/oAuth2PermissionGrants/basic/read Read servicePrincipals.oAuth2PermissionGrants property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/ownedObjects/read Read servicePrincipals.ownedObjects property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/owners/read Read servicePrincipals.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/policies/read Read servicePrincipals.policies property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/signInReports/allProperties/read Read all properties (including privileged properties) on signInReports in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/subscribedSkus/basic/read Read basic properties on subscribedSkus in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/appRoleAssignments/read Read users.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/basic/read Read basic properties on users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/directReports/read Read users.directReports property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/manager/read Read users.manager property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/memberOf/read Read users.memberOf property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/oAuth2PermissionGrants/basic/read Read users.oAuth2PermissionGrants property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/ownedDevices/read Read users.ownedDevices property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/ownedObjects/read Read users.ownedObjects property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/registeredDevices/read Read users.registeredDevices property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/strongAuthentication/read Read strong authentication properties like MFA credential information.
microsoft.office365.exchange/allEntities/read Read all aspects of Exchange Online.
microsoft.office365.messageCenter/messages/read Read messages in microsoft.office365.messageCenter.
microsoft.office365.messageCenter/securityMessages/read Read securityMessages in microsoft.office365.messageCenter.
microsoft.office365.network/performance/allProperties/read Read network performance pages in Microsoft 365 Admin Center.
microsoft.office365.protectionCenter/allEntities/read Read all aspects of Office 365 Protection Center.
microsoft.office365.securityComplianceCenter/allEntities/read Read all standard properties in microsoft.office365.securityComplianceCenter.
microsoft.office365.usageReports/allEntities/read Read Office 365 usage reports.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/standard/read Read standard properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.

Groups Administrator permissions

Can manage all aspects of groups and group settings like naming and expiration policies.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/groups/basic/read Read standard properties on Groups in Azure Active Directory. 
microsoft.directory/groups/basic/update Update basic properties on groups in Azure Active Directory. 
microsoft.directory/groups/create Create groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/createAsOwner Create groups in Azure Active Directory. Creator is added as the first owner, and the created object counts against the creator's 250 created objects quota.
microsoft.directory/groups/delete Delete groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/hiddenMembers/read Read groups.hiddenMembers property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/members/update Update groups.members property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/owners/update Update groups.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/restore Restore groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/settings/update Update groups.settings property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.office365.messageCenter/messages/read Read messages in microsoft.office365.messageCenter.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.

Guest Inviter permissions

Can invite guest users independent of the 'members can invite guests' setting.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/users/appRoleAssignments/read Read users.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/basic/read Read basic properties on users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/directReports/read Read users.directReports property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/inviteGuest Invite guest users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/manager/read Read users.manager property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/memberOf/read Read users.memberOf property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/oAuth2PermissionGrants/basic/read Read users.oAuth2PermissionGrants property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/ownedDevices/read Read users.ownedDevices property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/ownedObjects/read Read users.ownedObjects property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/registeredDevices/read Read users.registeredDevices property in Azure Active Directory.

Helpdesk Administrator permissions

Can reset passwords for non-administrators and Helpdesk Administrators.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/devices/bitLockerRecoveryKeys/read Read devices.bitLockerRecoveryKeys property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/invalidateAllRefreshTokens Invalidate all user refresh tokens in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/password/update Update passwords for all users in Azure Active Directory. See online documentation for more detail.
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.

Hybrid Identity Administrator permissions

Enable, deploy, configure, manage, monitor and troubleshoot cloud provisioning and authentication services.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.directory/applications/audience/update Update applications.audience property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/authentication/update Update applications.authentication property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/basic/update Update basic properties on applications in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/create Create applications in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/credentials/update Update applications.credentials property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/delete Delete applications in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/owners/update Update applications.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/permissions/update Update applications.permissions property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applications/policies/update Update applications.policies property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/applicationTemplates/instantiate Instantiate gallery applications from application templates.
microsoft.directory/auditLogs/allProperties/read Read all properties (including privileged properties) on auditLogs in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/cloudProvisioning/allProperties/allTasks Read and configure all properties of Azure AD Cloud Provisioning service.
microsoft.directory/federatedAuthentication/allProperties/allTasks Manage all aspects of Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) or 3rd party federation provider in Azure AD.
microsoft.directory/organization/dirSync/update Update organization.dirSync property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/audience/update Update servicePrincipals.audience property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/authentication/update Update servicePrincipals.authentication property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/basic/update Update basic properties on servicePrincipals in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/create Create servicePrincipals in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/credentials/update Update servicePrincipals.credentials property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/delete Delete servicePrincipals in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/owners/update Update servicePrincipals.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/permissions/update Update servicePrincipals.permissions property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/policies/update Update servicePrincipals.policies property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/synchronizationJobs/manage Manage all aspects of synchronization jobs in Azure AD.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/synchronizationSchema/manage Manage all aspects of synchronization schema in Azure AD.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/synchronizationCredentials/manage Manage all aspects of synchronization credentials in Azure AD.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/tag/update Update servicePrincipals.tag property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/signInReports/allProperties/read Read all properties (including privileged properties) on signInReports in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.office365.messageCenter/messages/read Read messages in microsoft.office365.messageCenter.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.

Insights Administrator permissions

Has administrative access in the Microsoft 365 Insights app.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.insights/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Insights.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.

Insights Business Leader permissions

Can view and share dashboards and insights via the M365 Insights app.

Actions Description
microsoft.insights/reports/read View reports and dashboard in Insights app.
microsoft.insights/programs/update Deploy and manage programs in Insights app.

Intune Service Administrator permissions

Can manage all aspects of the Intune product.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/contacts/basic/update Update basic properties on contacts in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/contacts/create Create contacts in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/contacts/delete Delete contacts in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/basic/update Update basic properties on devices in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/bitLockerRecoveryKeys/read Read devices.bitLockerRecoveryKeys property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/create Create devices in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/delete Delete devices in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/registeredOwners/update Update devices.registeredOwners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/registeredUsers/update Update devices.registeredUsers property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/appRoleAssignments/update Update groups.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/basic/update Update basic properties on groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/create Create groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/createAsOwner Create groups in Azure Active Directory. Creator is added as the first owner, and the created object counts against the creator's 250 created objects quota.
microsoft.directory/groups/delete Delete groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/hiddenMembers/read Read groups.hiddenMembers property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/members/update Update groups.members property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/owners/update Update groups.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/restore Restore groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/settings/update Update groups.settings property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/appRoleAssignments/update Update users.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/basic/update Update basic properties on users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/manager/update Update users.manager property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.intune/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Intune.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.

Kaizala Administrator permissions

Can manage settings for Microsoft Kaizala.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read Microsoft 365 admin center.

License Administrator permissions

Can manage product licenses on users and groups.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/users/assignLicense Manage licenses on users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/usageLocation/update Update users.usageLocation property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.

Lync Service Administrator permissions

Can manage all aspects of the Skype for Business product.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.skypeForBusiness/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Skype for Business Online.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.
microsoft.office365.usageReports/allEntities/read Read Office 365 usage reports.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.

Message Center Privacy Reader permissions

Can read Message Center posts, data privacy messages, groups, domains and subscriptions.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.messageCenter/messages/read Read messages in microsoft.office365.messageCenter.
microsoft.office365.messageCenter/securityMessages/read Read securityMessages in microsoft.office365.messageCenter.

Message Center Reader permissions

Can read messages and updates for their organization in Message Center only.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.messageCenter/messages/read Read messages in microsoft.office365.messageCenter.

Modern Commerce User permissions

Can manage commercial purchases for a company, department or team.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.commerce.billing/partners/read Read partner property of Microsoft 365 Billing.
microsoft.commerce.volumeLicenseServiceCenter/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Volume Licensing Service Center.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and view own Office 365 support tickets.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.

Network Administrator permissions

Can manage network locations and review enterprise network design insights for Microsoft 365 Software as a Service applications.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.office365.network/performance/allProperties/read Read network performance pages in M365 Admin Center.
microsoft.office365.network/locations/allProperties/allTasks Read and configure network locations properties for each location.

Office Apps Administrator permissions

Can manage Office apps' cloud services, including policy and settings management, and manage the ability to select, unselect and publish "what's new" feature content to end-user's devices.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.office365.messageCenter/messages/read Read messages in microsoft.office365.messageCenter.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.
microsoft.office365.userCommunication/allEntities/allTasks Read and update What's New messages visibility.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.

Partner Tier1 Support permissions

Do not use - not intended for general use.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/contacts/basic/update Update basic properties on contacts in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/contacts/create Create contacts in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/contacts/delete Delete contacts in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/create Create groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/createAsOwner Create groups in Azure Active Directory. Creator is added as the first owner, and the created object counts against the creator's 250 created objects quota.
microsoft.directory/groups/members/update Update groups.members property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/owners/update Update groups.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/appRoleAssignments/update Update users.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/assignLicense Manage licenses on users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/basic/update Update basic properties on users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/delete Delete users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/invalidateAllRefreshTokens Invalidate all user refresh tokens in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/manager/update Update users.manager property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/password/update Update passwords for all users in Azure Active Directory. See online documentation for more detail.
microsoft.directory/users/restore Restore deleted users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/userPrincipalName/update Update users.userPrincipalName property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.

Partner Tier2 Support permissions

Do not use - not intended for general use.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/contacts/basic/update Update basic properties on contacts in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/contacts/create Create contacts in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/contacts/delete Delete contacts in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/domains/allTasks Create and delete domains, and read and update standard properties in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/create Create groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/delete Delete groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/members/update Update groups.members property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/restore Restore groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/organization/basic/update Update basic properties on organization in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/appRoleAssignments/update Update users.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/assignLicense Manage licenses on users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/basic/update Update basic properties on users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/delete Delete users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/invalidateAllRefreshTokens Invalidate all user refresh tokens in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/manager/update Update users.manager property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/password/update Update passwords for all users in Azure Active Directory. See online documentation for more detail.
microsoft.directory/users/restore Restore deleted users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/userPrincipalName/update Update users.userPrincipalName property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.

Password Administrator permissions

Can reset passwords for non-administrators and Password administrators.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/users/password/update Update passwords for all users in Azure Active Directory. See online documentation for more detail.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.

Power BI Service Administrator permissions

Can manage all aspects of the Power BI product.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.powerApps.powerBI/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Power BI.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.

Power Platform Administrator permissions

Can create and manage all aspects of Microsoft Dynamics 365, PowerApps and Microsoft Flow.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.dynamics365/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Dynamics 365.
microsoft.flow/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Microsoft Flow.
microsoft.powerApps/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of PowerApps.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.

Printer Administrator permissions

Can manage all aspects of printers and printer connectors.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.print/allEntities/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete printers and connectors, and read and update all properties in Microsoft Print.

Printer Technician permissions

Can register and unregister printers and update printer status.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.print/connectors/allProperties/read Read all properties of connectors in Microsoft Print.
microsoft.azure.print/printers/allProperties/read Read all properties of printers in Microsoft Print.
microsoft.azure.print/printers/basic/update Update basic properties of printers in Microsoft Print.
microsoft.azure.print/printers/register Register printers in Microsoft Print.
microsoft.azure.print/printers/unregister Unregister printers in Microsoft Print.

Privileged Authentication Administrator permissions

Allowed to view, set and reset authentication method information for any user (admin or non-admin).

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/users/invalidateAllRefreshTokens Invalidate all user refresh tokens in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/strongAuthentication/update Update strong authentication properties like MFA credential information.
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.
microsoft.directory/users/password/update Update passwords for all users in the Microsoft 365 organization. See online documentation for more detail.

Privileged Role Administrator permissions

Can manage role assignments in Azure AD,and all aspects of Privileged Identity Management.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/groupsAssignableToRoles/allProperties/update Update groups with isAssignableToRole property set to true in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groupsAssignableToRoles/create Create groups with isAssignableToRole property set to true in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groupsAssignableToRoles/delete Delete groups with isAssignableToRole property set to true in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/privilegedIdentityManagement/allEntities/allTasks Create and delete all resources, and read and update standard properties in microsoft.aad.privilegedIdentityManagement.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/appRoleAssignedTo/allTasks Read and configure servicePrincipals.appRoleAssignedTo property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/oAuth2PermissionGrants/allTasks Read and configure servicePrincipals.oAuth2PermissionGrants property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/administrativeUnits/allProperties/allTasks Create and manage administrative units (including members)
microsoft.directory/roleAssignments/allProperties/allTasks Create and manage role assignments.
microsoft.directory/roleDefinitions/allProperties/allTasks Create and manage role definitions.

Reports Reader permissions

Can read sign-in and audit reports.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/auditLogs/allProperties/read Read all properties (including privileged properties) on auditLogs in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/signInReports/allProperties/read Read all properties (including privileged properties) on signInReports in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.office365.usageReports/allEntities/read Read Office 365 usage reports.

Search Administrator permissions

Can create and manage all aspects of Microsoft Search settings.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.office365.messageCenter/messages/read Read messages in microsoft.office365.messageCenter.
microsoft.office365.search/allEntities/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete all resources, and read and update all properties in microsoft.office365.search.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.

Search Editor permissions

Can create and manage the editorial content such as bookmarks, Q and As, locations, floorplan.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.office365.messageCenter/messages/read Read messages in microsoft.office365.messageCenter.
microsoft.office365.search/content/allProperties/allTasks Create and delete content, and read and update all properties in microsoft.office365.search.

Security Administrator permissions

Can read security information and reports,and manage configuration in Azure AD and Microsoft 365.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.directory/applications/policies/update Update applications.policies property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/auditLogs/allProperties/read Read all properties (including privileged properties) on auditLogs in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/bitLockerRecoveryKeys/read Read devices.bitLockerRecoveryKeys property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/identityProtection/allProperties/read Read all resources in microsoft.aad.identityProtection.
microsoft.directory/identityProtection/allProperties/update Update all resources in microsoft.aad.identityProtection.
microsoft.directory/policies/basic/update Update basic properties on policies in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/create Create policies in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/delete Delete policies in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/owners/update Update policies.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/tenantDefault/update Update policies.tenantDefault property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/privilegedIdentityManagement/allProperties/read Read all resources in microsoft.aad.privilegedIdentityManagement.
microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/policies/update Update servicePrincipals.policies property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/signInReports/allProperties/read Read all properties (including privileged properties) on signInReports in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.office365.protectionCenter/allEntities/read Read all aspects of Office 365 Protection Center.
microsoft.office365.protectionCenter/allEntities/update Update all resources in microsoft.office365.protectionCenter.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.

Security Operator permissions

Creates and manages security events.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.advancedThreatProtection/allEntities/read Read and configure Azure AD Advanced Threat Protection.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.directory/cloudAppSecurity/allProperties/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft Cloud App Security.
microsoft.directory/identityProtection/allProperties/read Read all resources in microsoft.aad.identityProtection.
microsoft.directory/privilegedIdentityManagement/allProperties/read Read all resources in microsoft.aad.privilegedIdentityManagement.
microsoft.intune/allEntities/allTasks Manage all aspects of Intune.
microsoft.office365.securityComplianceCenter/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Security & Compliance Center.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.
microsoft.windows.defenderAdvancedThreatProtection/allEntities/read Read and configure Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection.

Security Reader permissions

Can read security information and reports in Azure AD and Microsoft 365.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/auditLogs/allProperties/read Read all properties (including privileged properties) on auditLogs in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/devices/bitLockerRecoveryKeys/read Read devices.bitLockerRecoveryKeys property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/policies/conditionalAccess/basic/read Read policies.conditionalAccess property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/signInReports/allProperties/read Read all properties (including privileged properties) on signInReports in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.aad.identityProtection/allEntities/read Read all resources in microsoft.aad.identityProtection.
microsoft.aad.privilegedIdentityManagement/allEntities/read Read all resources in microsoft.aad.privilegedIdentityManagement.
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.protectionCenter/allEntities/read Read all aspects of Office 365 Protection Center.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.

Service Support Administrator permissions

Can read service health information and manage support tickets.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.

SharePoint Service Administrator permissions

Can manage all aspects of the SharePoint service.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.directory/groups/unified/appRoleAssignments/update Update groups.unified property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/unified/basic/update Update basic properties of Microsoft 365 groups.
microsoft.directory/groups/unified/create Create Microsoft 365 groups.
microsoft.directory/groups/unified/delete Delete Microsoft 365 groups.
microsoft.directory/groups/unified/members/update Update membership of Microsoft 365 groups.
microsoft.directory/groups/unified/owners/update Update ownership of Microsoft 365 groups.
microsoft.office365.network/performance/allProperties/read Read network performance pages in M365 Admin Center.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.sharepoint/allEntities/allTasks Create and delete all resources, and read and update standard properties in microsoft.office365.sharepoint.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.
microsoft.office365.usageReports/allEntities/read Read Office 365 usage reports.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.

Teams Communications Administrator permissions

Can manage calling and meetings features within the Microsoft Teams service.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.
microsoft.office365.usageReports/allEntities/read Read Office 365 usage reports.
microsoft.teams/meetings/allProperties/allTasks Manage meetings, including meeting policies, configurations, and conference bridges.
microsoft.teams/voice/allProperties/allTasks Manage voice, including calling policies and phone number inventory and assignment.
microsoft.teams/callQuality/allProperties/read Read all data in Call Quality Dashboard (CQD).

Teams Communications Support Engineer permissions

Can troubleshoot communications issues within Teams using advanced tools.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.teams/callQuality/allProperties/read Read all data in Call Quality Dashboard (CQD).

Teams Communications Support Specialist permissions

Can troubleshoot communications issues within Teams using basic tools.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.teams/callQuality/basic/read Read basic data in Call Quality Dashboard (CQD).

Teams Devices Administrator permissions

Can perform management related tasks on Teams certified devices.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.teams/devices/basic/read Manage all aspects of Teams-certified devices including configuration policies.

Teams Service Administrator permissions

Can manage the Microsoft Teams service.

Note

This role has additional permissions outside of Azure Active Directory. For more information, see role description above.

Actions Description
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.directory/groups/hiddenMembers/read Read groups.hiddenMembers property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/unified/appRoleAssignments/update Update groups.unified property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/unified/basic/update Update basic properties of Microsoft 365 groups.
microsoft.directory/groups/unified/create Create Microsoft 365 groups.
microsoft.directory/groups/unified/delete Delete Microsoft 365 groups.
microsoft.directory/groups/unified/members/update Update membership of Microsoft 365 groups.
microsoft.directory/groups/unified/owners/update Update ownership of Microsoft 365 groups.
microsoft.office365.network/performance/allProperties/read Read network performance pages in M365 Admin Center.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.
microsoft.office365.usageReports/allEntities/read Read Office 365 usage reports.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.teams/allEntities/allProperties/allTasks Manage all resources in Teams.

User Administrator permissions

Can manage all aspects of users and groups, including resetting passwords for limited admins.

Actions Description
microsoft.directory/appRoleAssignments/create Create appRoleAssignments in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/appRoleAssignments/delete Delete appRoleAssignments in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/appRoleAssignments/update Update appRoleAssignments in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/contacts/basic/update Update basic properties on contacts in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/contacts/create Create contacts in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/contacts/delete Delete contacts in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/appRoleAssignments/update Update groups.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/basic/update Update basic properties on groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/create Create groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/createAsOwner Create groups in Azure Active Directory. Creator is added as the first owner, and the created object counts against the creator's 250 created objects quota.
microsoft.directory/groups/delete Delete groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/hiddenMembers/read Read groups.hiddenMembers property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/members/update Update groups.members property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/owners/update Update groups.owners property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/restore Restore groups in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/groups/settings/update Update groups.settings property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/appRoleAssignments/update Update users.appRoleAssignments property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/assignLicense Manage licenses on users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/basic/update Update basic properties on users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/create Create users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/delete Delete users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/invalidateAllRefreshTokens Invalidate all user refresh tokens in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/manager/update Update users.manager property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/password/update Update passwords for all users in Azure Active Directory. See online documentation for more detail.
microsoft.directory/users/restore Restore deleted users in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.directory/users/userPrincipalName/update Update users.userPrincipalName property in Azure Active Directory.
microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Azure Service Health.
microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Azure support tickets for directory-level services.
microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/basic/read Read basic properties on all resources in microsoft.office365.webPortal.
microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks Read and configure Microsoft 365 Service Health.
microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks Create and manage Office 365 support tickets.

Role template IDs

Role template IDs are used mainly by the Microsoft Graph API or PowerShell users.

Graph displayName Azure portal display name directoryRoleTemplateId
Application Administrator Application administrator 9B895D92-2CD3-44C7-9D02-A6AC2D5EA5C3
Application Developer Application developer CF1C38E5-3621-4004-A7CB-879624DCED7C
Authentication Administrator Authentication administrator c4e39bd9-1100-46d3-8c65-fb160da0071f
Azure DevOps Administrator Azure DevOps administrator e3973bdf-4987-49ae-837a-ba8e231c7286
Azure Information Protection Administrator Azure Information Protection administrator 7495fdc4-34c4-4d15-a289-98788ce399fd
B2C IEF Keyset Administrator B2C IEF Keyset Administrator aaf43236-0c0d-4d5f-883a-6955382ac081
B2C IEF Policy Administrator B2C IEF Policy Administrator 3edaf663-341e-4475-9f94-5c398ef6c070
Billing Administrator Billing administrator b0f54661-2d74-4c50-afa3-1ec803f12efe
Cloud Application Administrator Cloud application administrator 158c047a-c907-4556-b7ef-446551a6b5f7
Cloud Device Administrator Cloud device administrator 7698a772-787b-4ac8-901f-60d6b08affd2
Company Administrator Global administrator 62e90394-69f5-4237-9190-012177145e10
Compliance Administrator Compliance administrator 17315797-102d-40b4-93e0-432062caca18
Compliance Data Administrator Compliance data administrator e6d1a23a-da11-4be4-9570-befc86d067a7
Conditional Access Administrator Conditional Access administrator b1be1c3e-b65d-4f19-8427-f6fa0d97feb9
CRM Service Administrator Dynamics 365 administrator 44367163-eba1-44c3-98af-f5787879f96a
Customer LockBox Access Approver Customer Lockbox access approver 5c4f9dcd-47dc-4cf7-8c9a-9e4207cbfc91
Desktop Analytics Administrator Desktop Analytics Administrator 38a96431-2bdf-4b4c-8b6e-5d3d8abac1a4
Device Administrators Device administrators 9f06204d-73c1-4d4c-880a-6edb90606fd8
Device Join Deprecated 9c094953-4995-41c8-84c8-3ebb9b32c93f
Device Managers Deprecated 2b499bcd-da44-4968-8aec-78e1674fa64d
Device Users Deprecated d405c6df-0af8-4e3b-95e4-4d06e542189e
Directory Readers Directory readers 88d8e3e3-8f55-4a1e-953a-9b9898b8876b
Directory Synchronization Accounts Not shown because it shouldn't be used d29b2b05-8046-44ba-8758-1e26182fcf32
Directory Writers Directory Writers 9360feb5-f418-4baa-8175-e2a00bac4301
Exchange Service Administrator Exchange administrator 29232cdf-9323-42fd-ade2-1d097af3e4de
External Id User flow Administrator External Id User flow Administrator 6e591065-9bad-43ed-90f3-e9424366d2f0
External Id User Flow Attribute Administrator External Id User Flow Attribute Administrator 0f971eea-41eb-4569-a71e-57bb8a3eff1e
External Identity Provider Administrator External Identity Provider Administrator be2f45a1-457d-42af-a067-6ec1fa63bc45
Global Reader Global reader f2ef992c-3afb-46b9-b7cf-a126ee74c451
Groups Administrator Groups administrator fdd7a751-b60b-444a-984c-02652fe8fa1c
Guest Inviter Guest inviter 95e79109-95c0-4d8e-aee3-d01accf2d47b
Helpdesk Administrator Helpdesk administrator 729827e3-9c14-49f7-bb1b-9608f156bbb8
Hybrid Identity Administrator Hybrid identity administrator 8ac3fc64-6eca-42ea-9e69-59f4c7b60eb2
Insights Administrator Insights administrator eb1f4a8d-243a-41f0-9fbd-c7cdf6c5ef7c
Insights Business Leader Insights business leader 31e939ad-9672-4796-9c2e-873181342d2d
Intune Service Administrator Intune administrator 3a2c62db-5318-420d-8d74-23affee5d9d5
Kaizala Administrator Kaizala administrator 74ef975b-6605-40af-a5d2-b9539d836353
License Administrator License administrator 4d6ac14f-3453-41d0-bef9-a3e0c569773a
Lync Service Administrator Skype for Business administrator 75941009-915a-4869-abe7-691bff18279e
Message Center Privacy Reader Message center privacy reader ac16e43d-7b2d-40e0-ac05-243ff356ab5b
Message Center Reader Message center reader 790c1fb9-7f7d-4f88-86a1-ef1f95c05c1b
Modern Commerce User Modern Commerce User d24aef57-1500-4070-84db-2666f29cf966
Network Administrator Network administrator d37c8bed-0711-4417-ba38-b4abe66ce4c2
Office Apps Administrator Office apps administrator 2b745bdf-0803-4d80-aa65-822c4493daac
Partner Tier1 Support Not shown because it shouldn't be used 4ba39ca4-527c-499a-b93d-d9b492c50246
Partner Tier2 Support Not shown because it shouldn't be used e00e864a-17c5-4a4b-9c06-f5b95a8d5bd8
Password Administrator Password administrator 966707d0-3269-4727-9be2-8c3a10f19b9d
Power BI Service Administrator Power BI administrator a9ea8996-122f-4c74-9520-8edcd192826c
Power Platform Administrator Power platform administrator 11648597-926c-4cf3-9c36-bcebb0ba8dcc
Printer Administrator Printer administrator 644ef478-e28f-4e28-b9dc-3fdde9aa0b1f
Printer Technician Printer technician e8cef6f1-e4bd-4ea8-bc07-4b8d950f4477
Privileged Authentication Administrator Privileged authentication administrator 7be44c8a-adaf-4e2a-84d6-ab2649e08a13
Privileged Role Administrator Privileged role administrator e8611ab8-c189-46e8-94e1-60213ab1f814
Reports Reader Reports reader 4a5d8f65-41da-4de4-8968-e035b65339cf
Search Administrator Search administrator 0964bb5e-9bdb-4d7b-ac29-58e794862a40
Search Editor Search editor 8835291a-918c-4fd7-a9ce-faa49f0cf7d9
Security Administrator Security administrator 194ae4cb-b126-40b2-bd5b-6091b380977d
Security Operator Security operator 5f2222b1-57c3-48ba-8ad5-d4759f1fde6f
Security Reader Security reader 5d6b6bb7-de71-4623-b4af-96380a352509
Service Support Administrator Service support administrator f023fd81-a637-4b56-95fd-791ac0226033
SharePoint Service Administrator SharePoint administrator f28a1f50-f6e7-4571-818b-6a12f2af6b6c
Teams Communications Administrator Teams Communications Administrator baf37b3a-610e-45da-9e62-d9d1e5e8914b
Teams Communications Support Engineer Teams Communications Support Engineer f70938a0-fc10-4177-9e90-2178f8765737
Teams Communications Support Specialist Teams Communications Support Specialist fcf91098-03e3-41a9-b5ba-6f0ec8188a12
Teams Devices Administrator Teams Devices Administrator 3d762c5a-1b6c-493f-843e-55a3b42923d4
Teams Service Administrator Teams Service Administrator 69091246-20e8-4a56-aa4d-066075b2a7a8
User Not shown because it can't be used a0b1b346-4d3e-4e8b-98f8-753987be4970
User Account Administrator User administrator fe930be7-5e62-47db-91af-98c3a49a38b1
Workplace Device Join Deprecated c34f683f-4d5a-4403-affd-6615e00e3a7f

Deprecated roles

The following roles should not be used. They have been deprecated and will be removed from Azure AD in the future.

  • AdHoc License Administrator
  • Device Join
  • Device Managers
  • Device Users
  • Email Verified User Creator
  • Mailbox Administrator
  • Workplace Device Join

Roles not shown in the portal

Not every role returned by PowerShell or MS Graph API is visible in Azure portal. The following table organizes those differences.

API name Azure portal name Notes
Company Administrator Global Administrator Name changed for better clarity
CRM Service Administrator Dynamics 365 administrator Reflects current product branding
Device Join Deprecated Deprecated roles documentation
Device Managers Deprecated Deprecated roles documentation
Device Users Deprecated Deprecated roles documentation
Directory Synchronization Accounts Not shown because it shouldn't be used Directory Synchronization Accounts documentation
Directory Writers Not shown because it shouldn't be used Directory Writers documentation
Guest User Not shown because it can't be used NA
Lync Service Administrator Skype for Business administrator Reflects current product branding
Partner Tier 1 Support Not shown because it shouldn't be used Partner Tier1 Support documentation
Partner Tier 2 Support Not shown because it shouldn't be used Partner Tier2 Support documentation
Restricted Guest User Not shown because it can't be used NA
User Not shown because it can't be used NA
Workplace Device Join Deprecated Deprecated roles documentation

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