Site Collection Administration
Add Site Collection Administrator
Follow the below steps to grant site collection administrator privilege to one or more users.
Restore inheritance for Sites
Follow the below steps to restore permission inheritance for any number of sites.
Site collection audit settings
Follow the below steps to Enable audit settings for multiple site collections.
- Click on the Management tab. Navigate to Site Collection Audit Settings under Site Collection Management.
- Select the required Farm/Tenant from the drop-down menu. Click to select Site Collections. After making the selection click Next.
- Provide a suitable name and description in the fields against Task Name and Description respectively.
- Under Documents and Items are the following options:
- Opening or downloading documents, viewing items in lists, or viewing item properties
- Editing items
- Checking out or checking in items
- Moving or Copying items to another location in the site
- Deleting or restoring items
The selected events will be audited for every document and item in the chosen site collections
- Under Lists, Libraries and Sites are the following options:
- Editing content types and columns
- Searching site content
- Editing users and permissions
The selected events will be audited for every list, library, and site in the chosen site collections
- A set of audit events are mentioned for each section. Select the events that you desire to audit for each section by ticking the box against the event's name.
- Under Automatically trim the audit log for this site?, select the radio button of your choice.
- Specify the number of days to retain the audit log in the field provided.
- Click Apply at the bottom of the page that directs to a Result Summary page which gives the summary of the operations performed.
Enabling Office 365 audit log search
There are two different methods to turn on audit log search in Office 365. You can either use the Security & Compliance Center or PowerShell. It may take several hours after you turn on audit log search before you can use the feature. You have to be assigned the Exchange Admin role in Exchange Online to turn on audit log search.
Turn on audit log search using the Security & Compliance Center
- In the Security & Compliance Center, navigate to Search → Audit log search. A message will be displayed on the top saying auditing has to be turned on to record user and admin activity.
- Click the Turn on auditing button in the top right corner of the window.
- The message is updated saying the audit log is being prepared and you can search for user and admin activity in a few hours.
Turn on audit log search using PowerShell
- Connect to Exchange Online PowerShell.
- Run the following PowerShell command to turn on audit log search in Office 365.
Set-AdminAuditLogConfig -UnifiedAuditLogIngestionEnabled $true
- A message is displayed saying it may take up to 60 minutes for the change to take effect.
Removal of site collection administrators
Follow the steps below to remove site collection administrator privileges of one or more users.