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Adam_Griffin
Occasional Contributor

There are lots of old posts on this topic but they don't seem applicable to settings as of today. Perhaps somebody here can help me make this work?

 

Ideally, I want any owner of a team to be able to invite a guest by just entering an email address. If that can not be done, can they at least invite an AAD Guest account?

 

I have created a guest user in AAD but I can not invite it to anything in teams except a group of contacts in the chat section of teams.

 

Nowhere in teams can I invite someone by just entering their email address.

 

The settings I have now (will also upload pics of these):

On AAD site https://aad.portal.azure.com , user settings, external users - manage external collaboration settings.

On external collaboration settings , guest users permissions are limited - yes, admins and users in the guest inviter role can invite - yes, members can invite - yes, guests can invite - no.

 

On the teams admin portal , org-wide settings - external access , external access - yes, users can communicate with external skype users - on. Gmail domain added for testing.

Capture_1_AADSettings.PNGCapture_2_AADSettings.PNGCapture_3_TeamSettings.PNG

 

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The Guest access menu needs to be edited and enabled. External Access is only for federation chat. Also on 365 Admin center, Settings > Services > Office 365 groups, those need to be toggled on.
Solution
Also, when you make the Guest Access change to on, it takes awhile to take affect as well if other settings are turned on.
Check the settings in the Microsoft 365 admin center, go to Settings > Services & Add-ins > Office 365 Groups. Turn on settings for guests there! Can take a while to synchronize as well
No Don't do that, you still got night-shift for me all to yourself lol!

Maybe it is the delay. I did just turn on the guest access today. Thank you both. I'll verify if it is working tomorrow.

 

For others that come view the post later, here are the other screen clips of the settings.Capture_4_TeamSettingsGuest.PNGCapture_6_O365GroupSettings.PNG

Confirmed it was the delay. Nothing changed since yesterday and can add guests with just email address this morning. Thank you both again!
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