Atria offers Universal Group Management for all four core group types. Core administration is now possible through the Atria UI.
The Core Group Types Supported
Each group type has different properties and features, the edit form will differ slightly across group types. Note that there are currently some limitations with available APIs which may restrict functionality available for some group types.
Atria interacts with Microsoft APIs directly, data is retrieved from Microsoft and updated in real time, the time taken to complete tasks can be variable depending on group type.
Distribution groups and Mail Enabled Security Groups can only be created if a tenant has a Microsoft Online subscription that has been activated. The group selector will hide these two group types if Exchange Online is not activated. (Exchange Online is activated when the first license containing Exchange Online is assigned to a user - this triggers the internal Microsoft provisioning process for Exchange Online)
Advanced Permissions Control
There are four core permissions available which can be added to Atria Security Roles, they are all contained under the Microsoft Online Service Segment.
The default menu item for accessing the group management feature is
Atria audits changes to groups in the [MicrosoftOnlineGroups_AT] database table. Changes are stored against the user who performed the change, and also any impersonation that has been included.
Note that any groups created outside of Atria will not have a created record within this table, but any subsequent updates to the group, made through Atria, will be recorded.
Dynamic groups are not shown and cannot be created through Atria.
Groups that are synchronized into Azure AD using Azure AD Connect cannot be edited. Atria will let you view these groups but they will be read-only.
The group selector allows you to choose the group type, once a group type has been selected, the group type cannot be changed.
For examples sake, if you create a Microsoft 365 Group, you are provided with all of the relevant properties you’d like to edit.
If you create a group, then immediately go to edit the group, although the group appears to have been created, it can take time before the new group will appear in successive queries to the Microsoft API, if an error is shown, waiting a few seconds then trying again will usually resolve the problem.
Editing groups provides the same dialog used to create groups,
simply select the required group from the list, and edit the properties
Deleting groups just requires you to select the ellipsis, then select "Delete" on the main group management page. You will be prompted to confirm deletion.