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Mail Enabled Security Group Assignment

A mail-enabled security group can be used to distribute messages and to grant access permissions to resources in Active Directory. Mail-enabled security groups allow us to control access to specific resources like OneDrive, SharePoint etc. and allow us to send emails to all the members for efficient communication.

This design step allows you to create rules to select specific users using filters and assign them the desired Mail Enabled Security Groups.

The Groups selected in "Default Group Mapping" will be associated with all the users.

Note- This is a optional step, there is no need for you to fill out the default Mail Enabled Security Groups dropdown to move to the next step.

Mail Enabled Security Groups Assignment Step

Figure 1. Default Mail Enabled Security Groups Assignment step

How to create a Rule for mapping the Mail Enabled Security Groups?

Once you are on this step you will see a section under the heading Mail Enabled Security Groups Membership. This section represents a rule based on which Mail Enabled Security Groups can be assigned to selected users.

Define Mail Enabled Security Groups Mapping Rule Form

Figure 2. Define Mail Enabled Security Groups Mapping Rule Form

Following are the steps to create a rule:

  1. You can set up the filters to select the users you want to assign Mail Enabled Security Groups to. You can create a filter using the following steps -

    • Click on "Choose Attribute" and select employee attribute and operation you want to apply to match that attribute.
    • Next, you get a "Value" field where you type the value you want to match the attribute with and also choose the Mail Enabled Security Groups you want to assign.

    Mail Enabled Security Groups Filter example

    Figure 3. Example of an Mail Enabled Security Groups filter

  2. You can add multiple filters using the "AND" and "OR" logic. These logics can be added using the : button present on the right of the value input field.

  3. You can add multiple rows of the above filters using + button inside the box.

Mail Enabled Security Groups dropdown to select organizational unit

Figure 4. Maill Enabled Security Groups dropdown to select Groups.

You can add or delete more rules with different priority using the Add a rule or delete button respectively.

Mail Enabled Groups Add and Collapse Button

Figure 5. 'Add a rule' and 'Delete' buttons.

Adding the default Mail Enabled Security Groups

This is not a mandatory field. To add default Mail Enabled Security Groups, you need to select Groups from the view. All the users processed will be added to these groups.

Import And Export Mapping Rules

Using this feature, you will be able to import all the mapping rules by uploading a .csv or .xlsx file. Also, you can export all the mapping rules as a .csv/.xlsx file.

Import/Export button to import or export file

Figure 6. "Import/Export Mapping Rules" button.

To Import or Export a file you have to first click on Import/Export Mapping Rules button. Clicking on this button will open a Dialog box containing two tabs, one is for importing and other is for exporting the mapping rules. By default if the form is valid you will be redirected to Export tab otherwise the Export tab will remain disabled and you will be redirected to the Import tab.

Importing mapping rules

Steps for importing file:

  1. Choose Import tab from the dialog box.

    Dialog to import file

    Figure 7. Dialog Box For Importing .xlsx or .csv File

  2. Now Click on Choose File button to choose the file you want to import. Clicking on button will open file directory from which you can select .csv or .xlsx file.

    Choose file button to import

    Figure 8. "Choose File" button for choosing file to be imported.

    Widow Directory to choose file to import

    Figure 9. Windows Tab for choosing .xlsx or .csv File.

  3. After doing first 3 steps please wait while your file gets imported and rules get created.

Note - There is the specific format to import file. You can get the format by exporting some mapping rules.

Exporting mapping rules

Steps for exporting file:

  1. Choose Export tab from a dialog box.

    Choose Export Tab

    Figure 10. Dialog Box for Exporting File.

    Choose File Format

    Figure 11. File Formats To Export.

  2. Now Select the file format from the dropdown and click on Export button. Once clicked your file will get exported in the selected format and the name of the file will be Hire2Retire_MG_Mapping_(TimeStamp).

    Export Button

    Figure 12. "Export" button.

AI Insights for Mail Enabled Security Groups

With RoboMQ’s new AI model, rule sets for mail-enabled security group can be seamlessly generated. Click the icon adjacent to 'Mail Enabled Security Group Memberships' in the workflow, and fill out the form for more details. Upon submission, RoboMQ’s AI team will engage with you, craft rule sets, and deliver you as a CSV file.

AI button for Microsoft 365 groups

Figure 13. "AI" button.