Teams replace IAM admin center
IAM cloud management is the administration of all cloud-based resources and services that provide identity management.
At Microsoft alone, the administration services are numerous:
M365 admin center, Microsoft Teams admin center, SharePoint and
much more. If you want to stay on top of things, you have to work hard.
my-IAM offers centralized and well-organized M365 identity management.
Teams as a front end for IAM
The most time-consuming task concerning identity management is the collection and processing of user information, such as telephone numbers or authorizations.
Users know their current data and need it every day in applications such as Microsoft Teams.
However, the process of updating information is in the hands of the IT administration. It means waiting times, tickets and slow processes. In addition, the IT admin has to find the right admin center for each change of information.
my-IAM, our cloud identity management platform for Microsoft 365, is a service which is directly
integrated into Microsoft Teams:
- Users update their information and groups via Microsoft Teams.
- my-IAM updates Azure AD and the other M365 services.
Control the creation of teams
instead of maintaining them
Manage your team yourself?
As an admin, it is often faster to do tasks yourself than to delegate them. That way, you can be sure it will be done correctly. However, this leaves the admin with a lot of administrative work. Plus, with the MS Teams admin center, it is not always clear how to use it best – and for good reason!
- Microsoft 365 is constantly changing
- Teams admin center is not the only one needed
- PowerShell knowledge is required
Delegate Teams administration?
Should the IT department delegate the management of teams? Of course, it would be faster to let users manage their teams themselves. That way, you hand over a big portion of the administrative workload.
However, there is also a risk to allow users to set up teams. This often leads to:
- Chaotic overview of all teams
- More cleanup work for IT admins
- Users ignoring the security protocol
If doing everything yourself is too much work, and delegating everything is too risky, what other solution is there?
The smart approach: Team management with templates
Centralized M365 identity management is possible with my-IAM TeamSpace. Administrators create secure templates. Users create predefined teams and customize only certain criteria. The team is created automatically. The admin only needs to control the teams:
- Reduce team administration efforts
- Clear overview
- Compliance-conform teams
Teams administration with my-IAM TeamSpace
Microsoft Teams is already connected to many other services and applications. For example, the user can retrieve information from Outlook or SharePoint. Therefore, it is important that the information is up to date. However, the user cannot change incorrect information himself.
For every change, the user needs to contact an IT admin. The admin searches in Microsoft’s various admin centers where the information needs to be updated. There is unfortunately not just one admin center, but a dozen. And in those admin centers, information are hidden in subfolders; in a sense, it is an endless nesting. For the admin, updating can quickly become a treasure hunt.
With my-IAM, users can update information directly in Microsoft Teams. Every change will be automatically updated in the right admin center.
Centralized M365 identity management for the IT admin with my-IAM.
Let non-IT users update information
Non-IT employees know about the most recent information. With my-IAM, they can make changes directly in Microsoft Teams. This allows the IT-admin to save time and focus on controlling the company’s identity management, as well as other IT projects. Of course, only selected data is updated by users.
Powerful automation processes are hidden behind my-IAM’s self-service solution.
my-IAM is directly integrated into Microsoft Teams. Anyone who wants to access it must first log in to Microsoft Teams. Here, Microsoft already offers a high level of authentication security.
In addition, my-IAM strengthens security through various measures, such as
Regulated authorization access
Up-to-date data not only provides added value for users, but also for IT security. Well maintained data means clear authorizations.
my-IAM helps to always keep a clear overview of all user permissions. For example, as soon as a user status shows “inactive” or on “parental leave”, all rights will be withdrawn until the status changes again.
On the other hand, new permissions need to be confirmed by the head of department or an IT admin.