Configuring Impersonation for Microsoft Exchange Online Edit on GitHub Request doc changes

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If you plan to use SaaS Backup with Microsoft Exchange Online, you must configure impersonation. Impersonation allows your Microsoft Office 365 service account to impersonate user accounts and access associated permissions.

Automatically configuring Impersonation

To automatically configure impersonation, run MSDN PowerShell Commands.

Manually configuring impersonation

To manually configure impersonation do the following:

Steps
  1. Use Exchange Admin Center or an administrator account to log in to your Microsoft Office 365 service account.

  2. Select the Exchange tab.

  3. In the left navigation pane, under Dashboard, select Permissions.

  4. Click Admin roles.

  5. Double-click in the right pane to select Discovery management.

  6. Under Roles, click the + symbol.

    Screen shot of write scope window when configuring impersonation for Microsoft Exchange Online

  7. Select ApplicationImpersonation from the drop-down menu.

  8. Click Add.

  9. Click OK.

  10. Verify that ApplicationImpersonation was added under Roles.

  11. Under Members, click the + symbol.

    Screen shot of members window when configuring impersonation for Microsoft Exchange Online
    A new window appears

  12. Choose the user name.

  13. Click Add.

  14. Click OK.

  15. Verify that the user name appears in the Members section.

  16. Click Save.