How to create a group in Azure AD and add employees to it

If you have many user objects (e.g. more than 200) in your Azure AD, fetching them into Self-service may be a heavy load - especially if only a fraction of the objects is relevant users. Therefore, we recommend that you create a group in your Azure AD where you then place the employees that will be using our Teams solution.

You do that by logging into https://portal.zure.com with an account holding a Global Administrator role.

1. Find Azure Active Directory and click it.

 

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2. In here you click Groups and choose + New Group.

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3. Then choose Office 365 under Group type.

In Group name you give the group a telling name - e.g. TDC Erhverv Teams. You can also add a description under Group description.

Membership type must be Assigned.

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Finally, click Create.

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The group has now been created and appears in the group list.

How to add employees to the group

Note: When you add an employee to a group, the employee is notified about it with an e-mail. You can choose to inform the employees about this in advance or - if you have PowerShell skills in your organisation - disable it. See how here.

1. Click the group to start adding employees to it.

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2. Then click Members and then + Add members.

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3. Then search for the employees you want to add to the group in the list on the right.

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4. Clicking an employee will add him/her to the list Selected items.

Once the list contains all the employees, you want to add, click Select.

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The employees are now added to the group and you can use it to filter in Teams Self-service.

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