Thursday, 20 December 2018

Office 365 Admin Roles which has permission to manage users license

Managing Office 365 users license is an occasional or may be a one-time task, but we can't always use the Global Admin account to administer license. In large environment with thousands of users, we may need to assign a dedicated person to manage users license.

Earlier you should have either a Global administrator or a User management administrator role to update users license, but now Office 365 introduced a new admin role License administrator.

With anyone of the below Admin role, users can add, update and remove user's license subscription or individual service plans:
  • License administrator
  • User management administrator
  • Global administrator
With anyone of the above role, you can manage license in following three ways: