With Azure Active Directory (AD) you have a centralized identity platform, which can help organizations to manage access to enterprise resources. To help simplify how identities within Azure AD are provided access to resources, administrators can make use of groups. In this hands-on lab, we’ll walk through some of the very basic administrations tasks that you may perform, as well as the different portals that administrators and users may use when working with groups.
Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:
- Create Groups
In the Azure portal, within the Azure Active Directory service, create two groups: one Security group and one Microsoft 365 group.
- Edit Group Properties
In the Azure portal, within the Azure Active Directory service, change some properties of the groups (such as Name and Description).
Notice the different properties of the Security group compared the with Microsoft 365 group.
- Modify Group Ownership
In the Azure portal, within the Azure Active Directory service, change the ownership of the Security group you created.
Notice the Microsoft 365 group must have at least one owner, and will already have one configured.
- View Groups from Different Portals
In the same browser you have used to login to the Azure portal, navigate to the following different portals
Note: This works best when you can use additional browser tabs; however, you may need to log in again using the credentials provided for this lab.
Notice the different views for each portal. Also be aware the MyApps Group Management portal is intended for end users and can be used by group owners to manage groups – see this Microsoft article for more information.
- Delete Groups
In the Azure portal, within the Azure Active Directory settings, delete all of the groups you have created.
Note: You can also restore or permanently delete the Microsoft 365 group from the Deleted groups section.
Optionally, you may wish to experiment with the different portals you have used so far to delete your groups.
Note the portals below: