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Admin access to Private Group content

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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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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.
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Thanks Vasil

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

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

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@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