Assign policy to groups
With the new admin portal you can only assign messaging policy to individual users. Why is this happening when the previous admin portal let us set different options to for example Faculty, Students etc? It's near impossible to manage per-user Teams settings for several thousand students who come and go. We need to be able to let group membership control these settings in Teams.
Thomas Engler commented
You can already assign most policies with the use of a group. The only missing two options are the app setup and the app permission policy. Please add this feature.
PS: The app setup policy can be assigned through a policy package but we are currently still missing an option to somehow assign an app permission policy. @Microsoft: Please bring this to life!
PS2: Can we maybe add the votes of these two user voice articles to this one?
Thanks in Advance! - Best Tom
As a school district, we need to apply apps to staff and students differently. This is very important to us!
Damian Lewis commented
Essentially, we want to manage Teams Apps assignment via groups, either as a mass assignment or individual apps. There are two scenarios here.
1. Office vs Frontline worker
You might have apps that you want to give to one group of workers and not the others. So office workers get some apps and Frontline workers get others
2. Individual apps
You might have Line of Business Apps that only those people who have/need access to the app will see it. Why give the app to users who have no need to see/use it. So you could have a case where the user gets the Global (default) group but then has additional LoB apps assigned.
Kevin Pratt commented
Also looking to be able to assign TeamsAppPermissionPolicy to a group (although any policy should really be assignable to a group). We have internal groups that don't want certain specific Teams apps to be available to their employees, and only being able to assign this policy at a user level is a management nightmare.
Rob Baker commented
Need to be able to assign a TeamsAppPermissionPolicy to a group. I cannot assign this individually with the amount of users we have!
Unless TeamsAppSetupPolicy will work without assigning the permissions policy? If I need to assing both policy types to the users, then that makes the TeamsAppSetupPolicy useless assinging to a group. I can assign that policy type to a group but why would you not allow this for the TeamsAppPermissionPolicy? Please enable this in Teams ASAP!
Roar Solberg commented
Need the ability to assign Permission Policy to Policy Packages
Still not even considered to do this? It is almost mission critical to ability to assign group to any/every policy. As mentioned originally it is impossible to manage 6k + student individually as it comes and goes frequently,
Wow - this thread is 2 years old, and still valid!
Need the ability to assign Permission Policy to Policy Packages so they can be applied to groups. It doesn't make any sense at all that this one policy group was left of out.
It would be very helpful to have better control over the meetings policy within the console. I would like to be able to easily generate a list of who is assigned to what policy as a downloadable file, I would like to be able to bulk assign users to a policy and also settings within each policy and also to have an indication of when a policy has taken effect as this can be a number of hours to roll out. At present all of this can only be done with PowerShell, but it would save so much time and make it more secure to be able to control this centrally without worrying that the wrong PowerShell script has been applied. Thank you.
@Microsoft please comment on this. How are we supposed to roll out Teams app's in large scale orgs (10K+ user).
Adding them manually is simply not durable.
(don't know why my name is shown as Anonymous) /Christian
The TeamsAppSetupPolicy is available however the TeamsAppPermissionPolicy is not.
without permission policy, setup policy is almost useless. Please enable this!!
This functionality not being present is a pretty terrible omission. The ability to assign specific apps to groups is very basic ask for a very basic functionality.
Hasan Siddiqui commented
It works for Teams App as well, just not documented. Try this:
New-CsGroupPolicyAssignment -PolicyType teamsappsetuppolicy -GroupId SecurityOrDistributionGROUP_ID -PolicyName Name_of_App_Policy
Todd Johnson commented
I see this is available for most policy types now but not Teams App Permission Policies. Is that planned?
James Martin commented
Microsoft - Thank you for looking into adding this feature. As a school District, I would like to suggest a further enhancement. Please review our scenario below to better understand our request.
Here is a summary of what we would like to have available for our teachers and children.
We have an Azure group named ‘all teachers’ and a group named ‘all students’. Currently we have disabled chat and meetings for our group ‘all students’. This prevents students from chatting with each other (and this is a desired goal) but it also prevents our students from chatting with their teacher AND their teacher from being able to chat with them.
We would like to prevent ‘all students’ from chatting or meeting with any member of the ‘all students’ group but allow ‘all students’ to chat or meet with anyone in the ‘all teacher’ group.
So group A cannot chat or meet with anyone in group A, but group A is allowed to chat or meet with anyone in group B.
That is what we need for schools to allow safe and easily accessible student to teacher and teacher to student collaboration!
Andreas Norling commented
Why does this even need to be a request Microsoft? Who thought it's a good idea to manage policys on a per-user basis??
Apply teams policy to each users is very difficult add option to apply policy to groups
Álvaro Reverte commented
The group assignment already works but there is a problem when looking for the groups to assign it to. Only 20 groups appear in the search and the group you want does not appear in many cases. Even putting the exact name of the group sometimes does not appear.
Tom Basham commented
Adding this functionality for the App Permissions policy would make the testing of custom apps much easier to manage.
Fuad Mansour commented
How can i add policy to a group ,
The Group assignment tab is missing in Microsoft 365 A1. how can i view it