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MC279631: Update to role-based permissions for Activity explorer

We are updating the permissions requirements for Activity explorer within the Microsoft 365 compliance center to ensure that only explicitly assigned role groups and specific roles have access to data sets in Activity explorer.

MC279631: Update to role-based permissions for Activity explorer

Affected Workloads

  • Microsoft 365 suite

When this will happen

Rollout will begin in late September and is expected to be complete by late October 2021.

How this will affect your organization

Access to Activity explorer in the Microsoft 365 compliance center is currently based on membership in one of the following Microsoft 365 role groups:

  • Microsoft 365 role groups
    • Global administrator
    • Compliance administrator
    • Security administrator
    • Compliance data administrator
  • Microsoft 365 roles
    • Compliance administrator
    • Security administrator

With this update, we will enable Activity explorer access for the Security reader role.

What you need to do to prepare

This update will enable you to assign explicit access for additional roles that previously did not have the appropriate permissions to view Activity explorer. You can manage your user permissions here.

Learn more

Message ID: MC279631
Published: 20 August 2021
Updated: 20 August 2021

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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