Add security groups to Office 365 groups
I need a way of making security groups part of an Office 365 group. I want to be able to add users to a security group and then they are automatically a member of a Office 365 group.
Dynamic group membership only appears to work for user attribute values and not their group membership.
We have announced that Group Owners will be able to leverage existing groups to drive membership in Office 365 Groups.
FYI the implementation for this is scheduled for Q1 CY2020 according to the Office 365 Roadmap: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?ms.url=roadmap&rtc=1%26filters=&searchterms=Group%2Cdriven%2Cmembership
Which means we will be lucky if we see it by the end of Q2...
How does this basic functionality not exist yet? It is fundamental!
Even setting up a basic SharePoint environment with a few sites, I have my users from different guest organisations in security groups - I shouldn't have to manually add every individual to every O365 Group site.
This is currently stated as "In the Plans"... this should be a top priority!
Will i then be able to populate a dynamic o365 security group using an LDAP attribute and then use that dynamic security group to populate o365 groups and shared mailboxes?
For example. Out identity management system automatically populate the LDAP attribute City depending on location. I then want O365 to use that city attribute to automatically assign those users to the corresponding Team, Distribution group and Shared mailbox.
I can do this today with a dynamic O365 group but not afaik with Shared mailboxes.
Margaret Auld-Louie commented
It is crazy that this feature doesn't exist yet. It makes the O365 groups not very usable, as we have all our staff in mail-enabled security groups in AD, that we use for granting rights to things in O365 like resource calendars. It's too much to keep track of to also have to put them individually into O365 groups. We need to be able to add these security groups as members of the O365 groups.
Johan Linder commented
Really import feature. Organisations that we support add AD security groups as Team Members and they think that the Team Members will be synced. But we have to tell them that they need to manually administer the members. Big organisations, with over 100 employees, doesn't want that extra work.
I really hope the feature to use security groups to drive membership in Office 365 Groups is an priority and hope it's finished even earlier than 2020 Q1.
Matthias Landowski commented
Sam P commented
Any workaround for this?
This feature is a must to simplify the management of Office 365 groups
Jari Laakso commented
Really import feature. This update urgently needed. ETA?
Takahiro Kawazoe commented
Here is the roadmap. ETA : 2020 Q1
Erik Bouman commented
Any updates on this one? We are implementing Teams for a large customer of ours and this is asked very often...
Andy Tuke (Jisc) commented
Why is it that one of the largest software companies in the world have a release velocity that appears soooooo slow?
You havent even released things that were announced at Ignite last year
Lee Gaupp commented
I also have this need (large retail company) and would love to see this happen sooner than later. Building the 1000's of accounts via the Dynamic Membership in a Security Group and then adding that Dyn SG to an O365 Group that is designed as assigned.
Pär Adeen commented
I also would like it the other way around, adding O365 groups to AAD security groups.
Why: This might be to a missing feature in Power BI. Power BI currently can't att a Office 365 group to a RLS (Row Level Security) Role. One way top come around this could be to add a Office 365 group members into a AAD security group.
And I guess that also without this very specific Power BI need, there might be other reasons whay someone would like to do this as well
Erik Olsson commented
I have several large customers (5000+ users) in need of this feature to deploy Teams in the entire organization. At the moment this is seen as a blocker.
The ETA can be found here on the Roadmap (Q1 2020):
Any more news apart from the above on the already fantastic news that this is now a planned feature?
Dougla Becker commented
Is there any update on when this will be available?
Zach Will commented
Shows Q1 2020 on roadmap
Need this, when will it be available?
Same ETA question as everyone else, but in regards to GCC. Any chance this will be rolled out to everyone at once?
Any ETA on this?