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Set up Microsoft 365 admin account for Cloud Application Backup

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Summary: Set up an admin account in Microsoft 365 environment for using with Cloud Application Backup to protect Groups and Teams data.

To activate Microsoft 365 Groups and Teams, you must set up a Microsoft 365 admin account that have impersonation and is a member of the Management Group. For this:

  1. Sign in to your Microsoft 365 admin account.

  2. Click App Launcher (office-app-launcher.png) on the upper left, and then click Admin (office-admin-centers.png) in the open menu.

  3. In the main menu, click Admin centers, and then click Exchange.

  4. In the Exchange admin center, go to permissions, and then double-click Discovery Management on the admin roles tab.

  5. In the Roles group, click Add (office-add.png), select ApplicationImpersonation, and then click OK.

  6. Click Save.

  7. Double-click Organization Management.

  8. In the Roles group, click Add (office-add.png), select ApplicationImpersonation, and then click OK.

  9. Click Save.

Important

If you use multi-factor authentication for Microsoft 365, you need to create an app password for your Microsoft 365 admin account, and use it to authenticate your CAB backups.

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