Last Updated on February 18, 2020 by Dishan M. Francis
In an organization, we add users to roles, groups, and applications to allow them to do certain tasks. Some of these tasks may not be carried out frequently. Is there a better way to handle these types of access, how we can ensure a user only have the relevant permissions when they required?
Azure AD Access packages allow administrators to manage access permissions to groups, applications and SharePoint sites in a more efficient way. Internal and external users will have relevant permissions to do their tasks only when they required. It will reduce the manual review of the user account permissions. The relevant policies will ensure who can request access, how the access requests are handled and when the access permissions will be revoked.
Azure AD access packages can use to,
• Manage membership of Azure AD groups
• Manage membership of Office 365 groups
• Manage membership of SharePoint sites
• Mange membership of Azure AD applications
In this post, I am going to demonstrate how we can manage access permissions using Azure AD Access Package.
In my demo environment, I have a user called Debra Berger. She is going to work on a new recruiting campaign. As part of her job, she has to access LinkedIn application. At the moment only members of sg-Finance & sg-Sales and Marketing groups have access to it. Debra Berger is not a member of both groups. She only needs this app for the new campaign. So, let’s go ahead and create an access package for this.
To do this,
1. Log in to Azure Portal as Global Administrator https://portal.azure.com/
2. Go to Menu and click on Azure Active Directory
3. Then click on Identity Governance
4. Click on Access packages
5. Then click on New access package
6. It will open a new wizard to create access packages. Provide name, description, and catalog for the new access package. By default, the catalog is set to General, if required you can create your own. Once settings are in click on Next: Resource roles >