Creating Office 365 Groups

This topic demonstrates how to create Office 365 groups in EmpowerID and is divided into the following activities:

As prerequisites to creating Office 365 users in EmpowerID, you must have a licensed corporate Office 365 account and have connected EmpowerID to Office 365.

To create an Office 365 Group in EmpowerID

  1. From the Navigation Sidebar, navigate to the Group Management page by expanding Identities and clicking Groups.
  2. From the Actions pane of the Group Management page, click the Create Group action.
  3. In the following image, the Locations pane has been collapsed to conserve screen real estate.

  4. 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. Underneath 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 choose whether the group is to be mail-enabled by selecting or deselecting the Is Mail Enabled option.
    5. Optionally, type any comments in the Comments or Justification field.
    6. Type a description for the group in the Description field.
    7. Optionally, type any notes in the Notes field.
    8. Optionally, select an expiration date for the account from the Valid Until field.
    9. Select Allow Join Requests to allow the group to appear in the IT Shop. Leave the option deselected if you do not want users to be able to shop for the group.
    10. Select Auto-Accept Join or Leave Requests if you want to give users the ability to join or leave the group without requiring approval.
  5. Click Save.

To verify 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. You should see that group in the view.