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Dale Wilson
Occasional Contributor

Is it possible for Admins to access the content of a Private Group if required, for example, if the owner leaves the company?

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Solution
Yes, you as the admin can grant yourself or another person access to any group, private ones included. You can so do either via the Admin portal -> Groups or PowerShell.

Thanks Vasil

If the Admin grants access to a private group, will the group be notified or alerted to this addition?

No, neither the owner or the members will be notified if new members are addedd from within the Admin center or PowerShell.

@Douglas Hamilton  is this not an issue for non-technical companies. Let's suppose the one technical person on the company sets up Sharepoint and creates sites. The Management team wish to create a new area for management material. The technical resource as an administrator can grant himself access to this location, which the management team has no knowledge of? Isn't this a huge design flaw, or is there a way to protect against this?

 

Thanks

 

Sean

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