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.
Thanks to everyone for your feedback and votes on this item. We’re working through a couple of options and hope to have more information shortly. It’s a very difficult problem to solve since group membership is consumed across many different aspects of Microsoft 365. Thanks for your patience and keep the feedback coming!
Matt Farley commented
This is vital functionality for adoption of Teams as a core Enterprise tool. Managing access to private teams is already becoming a headache, reminiscent of the early SharePoint experience.
Richard Cooke commented
Why is this not available? Microsoft advice years ago was to use groups instead of individuals when granting access for easier administration. I set up groups for the various teams and roles in our organisation, I want to add new users to the team and role groups and be done. Not have to go hunting around every SharePoint site and Team to find out which ones a new user should access. Admin nightmare!
How is this functionality still not available? This would make administration so much better!
Mike Heath commented
Any update on this request? We'd really like the ability to more easily manage our org-wide Team!
When will there be an update on this request?
Julian Thornley commented
Over a year later & no update....
The admin response is unclear and broad. Currently in O365 Groups, you can "add" another O365 Group which strips out the usernames and not the retain Group itself. The issue with this approach is if new users are added to the other O365 Group, the change is not reflected in the current group. Unless MS plans to redesign AAD framework/architecture to O365 Groups, adding SG/UG is best .
Lets do this. Managing Teams and am creating RW and R only groups and would like to make this easy... For instance the whole school should have Read-Only with small group having Read-Write to a team
How about an update Microsoft?
Let’s get them! People let’s leave comments until they hear us!!!!!
Yearsss to do this ..
This script (explained in German) Maybe helps some of you as a workaround: https://vznet.ch/verschachteln-einer-security-gruppe-in-eine-office-gruppe-im-azure-ad-via-powershell/
Anand Makhecha commented
Wow, I have been waiting for this missing feature since 2016. Dumbfounded that 4 years on and still no real progress, Come on MS please make it happen, it really can't be that difficult ?
We need this ASAP. Governance and security management nightmare. Products should have been rolled out with this capability in the first place.
In need of this.. not sure why this is not a thing, had to convert a distribution group into an office 365 group so I could add out of office to a group. However this DG had other DG's added in it. Pain..
voted for a S400 customer!!
Gabriel McCall commented
"In the plans" over a year ago. Any news? This is important.
And please make sure that you can include multiple security groups and associate them with an Office 365 Group, and not just one-on-one.
kowk yew commented
when we have more than 400 staff. this is nightmare.
Steve Shipway commented
I knew office365 was going to be bad, but hadn't realised it was THIS bad. How could they release it without the basic capability of adding a Group into the Owner/Member lists? You can already do this with distribution lists, and shared mailboxes. Why omit office groups from the capability?
This makes administration of an organisation with a large number of groups extremely time consuming and awkward. Far better to stick with distribution lists for email, and use Slack for collaboration. Just drop Teams until it catches up with the 21st century.
Don't sleep on this.