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Manage your groups

Published: April 3, 2014

Updated: June 16, 2014

Applies To: Azure

Self-service group management enables users to create and manage security groups in Azure Active Directory and offers users the possibility to request security group memberships, which can subsequently be approved or denied by the owner of the group. For more information, see Self-service group management for users.

You can perform the following tasks using the self-service group management features of Azure Active Directory Premium and Basic via the Azure AD Access Panel:

  1. Navigate to the Azure AD Access Panel at http://myapps.microsoft.com.

  2. Click the Groups tab. By default this shows all the security groups in your Azure AD.

  1. Navigate to your security groups in the Azure AD Access Panel.

  2. To create a new group, click the Create a Group tile and then type in a Display Name, a Description, specify the Group policy, and click Create.

  1. Navigate to your security groups in the Azure AD Access Panel.

  2. Click the tile of the group that you want to delete and then, click Delete Group.

  1. Navigate to your security groups in the Azure AD Access Panel.

  2. Click the tile of the group the members of which you want to manage, and then do one of the following:

    1. To add a member to a group, click Add member and then either type in the name or select the member that you want to add.

    2. To delete a member from a group, click the Members tile, and then click the X icon in the lower right corner of the tile that represents the member that you want to delete from the group. Click Yes in the Remove member window to confirm that you want to delete this user.

  1. Navigate to your security groups in the Azure AD Access Panel.

  2. Click the tile of the group that you want to edit and then click Edit.

    You can then edit the group name, description, and policy.

  1. Navigate to your security groups in the Azure AD Access Panel.

  2. Click the tile of the group that you want to leave and then click Leave group.

  1. Navigate to your security groups in the Azure AD Access Panel.

  2. Click the tile of the group that you want to edit the owners of and then click Set Owners.

  3. In the Set Owners pop-up window, use the left and right columns to add or remove group owners and then click the Set Owners button.

  1. Navigate to your security groups in the Azure AD Access Panel.

  2. Click the tile of the group that you want join and then click Join Group.

    After you complete this step, the request to join this group is being sent to the owner of the group.

  1. Navigate to the Azure AD Access Panel at http://myapps.microsoft.com.

  2. Click the Approvals tab. You can then do one of the following:

    1. Select My Approvals in the pull-down menu to view the pending requests that are awaiting your approval. You can use the Approve and Deny buttons to manage your pending requests.

    2. Select My Requests in the pull-down menu to view the requests that you have made to join groups that are owned by other users. You can use the Cancel button if you wanted to cancel any of the requests you made.

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