05-04-2018 03:20 AM
05-04-2018 03:20 AM
This has long been a problem but there appears to have been a subtle but significant change to the abilities here in SPO. It appears you can now specify the site owners group as the destination of the request emails. Has anyone seen any announcements or tried it out yet ?
09-20-2019 11:26 AM
Hi @Lisa Stebbins,
For Group-connected sites, the hard-coded option should send the access requests to all the Group administrators (which may or may not be the same as the site administrators or site owners). If the default isn't working, the best option unfortunately is to create a DL of the site owners & enter that into the e-mail address field. Thanks!
SeniorProgram Manager, ONeDrive
09-20-2019 02:15 PM
@Stephen RiceThank you for a quick response.
I have found that, with sites connected to a Hub, the 'admin' is the site collection admins for the hub site, which is completely wrong if the idea is to delegate that kind of task to the individual site's owners. And, for those not connected to a hub, collection admin can be the same, different or include other users who are not members of TEAMS and the associated website so they don't want, nor should they get the access request notifications that can't process.
Unfortunately, manually creating distribution list for every TEAM that users create isn't a scalable workaround. Any other ideas? To me, it just needs to offer a choice rather than be hard-coded to the one. Allow us to choose Admins or the site's Owners and it would solve all of this, don't you think?
By the way, what is the purpose of the site collection administrator in contrast to the site Owners now that there is only one site per site collection? Maybe that's where my disconnect is: I'm not understanding the role's 'raison d'etre' in the Modern configuration and architecture.
Thanks again for a quick answer. Really appreciate that.
09-23-2019 06:26 AM
09-23-2019 06:36 AM
09-25-2019 09:53 AM
Thanks @Dean Gross
I have checked that, however, I'm under the impression that Site Collection Admins and the "Admins" designated in the Access Request settings when the site is teamified, are different since, when the site is not teamified, the reference is to Owners, not Admins.
So, are you saying that the teamified site's reference to 'Admins' in the Access Request Settings is, actually, the Site Collection Admins? If so, this becomes a problem, I believe, when the site is associated with a Hub because then, the Site Collection Admins that receive the requests for access are those of the hub site instead of the site itself. In the delegated world of one-site-per-site-collection that we live in now, the site owners need to be getting the requests, not the Collection Admins, and to set up a separate DL for each site, as a workaround, does not promote self-management or delegation or get IT out of the middle of it. For us anyway, it creates the very bottleneck we're trying to eliminated by using Modern sites, hubs, and group functionality.
Would you please clarify this for me? Thanks.
09-25-2019 10:16 AM
09-29-2019 03:39 AM
09-30-2019 03:40 AM
@Juan Carlos González Martín It is still available in Message Center with ID = MC189888
Office 365 Roadmap reference: Manage sharing and access request settings from the Site permissions panel
10-07-2019 09:39 AM