Creating Office 365 Groups

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This topic demonstrates how to create Office 365 groups in EmpowerID.


You must have a licensed corporate Office 365 account and connect EmpowerID to Office 365.

Creating an Office 365 Group in EmpowerID

  1. From the Navigation Sidebar of the EmpowerID Web interface, expand Pages and click Office 365 Manager.
  2. On the Office 365 Manager page, click the Groups tab and then click the Create Group Action Link.

  3. In the Create Group page that appears, do the following:
    1. Type the name, logon name and display name for the group in the Name, Logon Name, and Display Name fields, respectively.
    2. Below Group Creation Location, click the Select a Location link and in the Location Selector that appears, search for and select your Office 365 location.
    3. Click Save to close the Location Selector.

    4. Select the appropriate group type from the Group Type drop-down and select whether the group Is Mail Enabled.

      Optionally, enter comments in the Comments or Justification field.

    5. Type a description for the group in the Description field.

      Optionally, enter notes in the Notes field and if you have a custom workflow that uses it, select an expiration date for the group from the Valid Until field.

    6. Select Allow Join Requests to allow the group to appear in the IT Shop. Leave the option cleared to disable shopping for the group.
    7. Select Auto-Accept Join or Leave Requests to give users the ability to join or leave the group without requiring approval.

  4. Click Save.

Verifying the new Group in Office 365

  1. From your Web browser log in to your corporate Office 365 account as an administrator.
  2. From the Office 365 admin center, click users and groups and then click security groups.
  3. Search for the group you just created in EmpowerID and verify that you see that group in the view.

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