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How To Manage Office 365 Access Without Hindering Owner Confidence

How To Manage Office 365 Access Without Hindering Owner Confidence

Are your powers users confident about the security of their content in Teams? A constant point of contention for power users are uninvited guests or unfamiliar users found within an Office 365 group, team, or site the power user owns. This persistent issue negatively impacts adoption and needs to be addressed. Surprisingly enough, SharePoint admins usually wind up being one of the root causes. Let’s investigate why.

Currently, in SharePoint Online, support staff with the SharePoint Administrator role must grant themselves Owner rights before they can access a site, team, or modify group membership. Admins that perform this action show up on the modern permissions display panel and in the O365 group causing concern amongst the site owners who quickly feel that they have no control over the access of their content. 

So what are these admins up to? 

Most SharePoint setups today use this method to perform system maintenance. In some cases, support may be performing a change request or resolving an issue.

6 Steps To Secure Access

These headaches can be alleviated by one Office 365 Group, a few updates, and a little scripting. Just follow the below steps: