Office 365 – Configure Users To Reset Non-Administrators Passwords

The support desk will require the function to reset users passwords in your environment. Their is a pre-configured role already available in Office 365. Follow these basic steps to assign the “Password Administrator” role to a user.

Open Azure Active Directory Admin Center > Select “Users”> Select a user> Click “Assigned Roles”>”Add Assignment” and Select “Password Administrator” role.

Office 365 Password Protection – Custom Banned Passwords – Greyed Out

So you have decided to increase security by adding a banned password list but the option in Azure Active Directory admin center is greyed out. Problem is licensing. This feature is only available in Azure AD P1 Licenses as part of the Enterprise Mobility and Security E3.

The problem greyed out Password Protect

The issue, licenses, and no Enterprise Mobility and Security E3.

Solution

Upgrade to Enterprise Mobility and Security E3 License (please confirm further before purchasing)

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/enterprise-mobility-security/compare-plans-and-pricing

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/commerce/licenses/subscriptions-and-licenses?view=o365-worldwide