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April 18, 2022

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Update on who can manage sensitive attributes of user objects

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From Microsoft Corporation
Technical Bulletin MC358528 · Published Apr 13, 2022

Message Summary

Today, there are several user attributes that are considered sensitive, and we will be simplifying this model.

  • Some rely on Global Admins (GA) to be able to manage them for all users (admins and non-admins).
  • Others don’t have a Global Admins dependency but the set of admin roles that can manage them and for whom is not consistent.

When this will happen:

We will begin rolling this out in early June and expect to complete rollout late June.

How this will affect your organization:

User Admins, Authentication Admins and Privileged Authentication Admins will be able to manage all sensitive attributes for non-admin users and select admin users based on the same model we have for password reset here.

The full list of sensitive attributes and tasks is:

  • accountEnabled
  • altSecId
  • auth methods
  • deviceKey
  • mobile
  • onPremisesImmutableId
  • otherMail
  • passwordProfile
  • telephoneNumber
  • userPrincipalName
  • delete
  • restore
  • invalidateAllRefreshTokens.

What you need to do to prepare:

We will align the behavior of managing user attributes with that mentioned above. So, some older roles that were also allowed to manage user attributes (for ex – Directory Writer) will no longer work. Please work with your Privileged Role Admin or Global Admin if new role assignments are needed to avoid any impact on your business operations.
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