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Is it possible to get the alert when some one is added as site collection admin?

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Environment: Office 365 SharePoint online

 

There are some users in our Office 365 environment who are Global admins. I know that Global admin can add themselves to any site collection as an administrator. But in some of the site collections we are having very sensitive data that we dont want to expose to any people even though those people are admins, but except one group of people. 

Question:

  1. When user is trying to add him self as site collection admin, is there any way that group of people will get notified saying that "X" user has been added to site?
  2. Is there any rules that I can create under security and compliance to prevent people adding themselves as site collection admin?
  3. Is there any way to monitor audit reports which will show that people were added to sites. 

Out of above 3 questions, I know question1 is not possible to achieve. But I don't want to create any remote event receivers. 

I am more interested in checking with security and compliance can do this job?

 

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Best Response confirmed by Juan Carlos González Martín (MVP)
Solution

Both #1 and #3 are possible via functionality that already exists in the SCC. Review the following articles:

 

https://support.office.com/en-ie/article/search-the-audit-log-in-the-office-365-security-compliance-...

https://support.office.com/en-ie/article/create-activity-alerts-in-the-office-365-security-complianc...

 

#2 is not possible as GAs have all the access they need to circumvent any rules you put in place.

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Thanks for your response. I will check and let you know on this.