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How to Configure GSX O365 Usage API Permissions

Microsoft has made great progress on providing a range of Office 365 and Azure Active Directory Application program interfaces (APIs) that GSX O365 Usage can use to collect reporting data for your Office 365 tenant. These new APIs often require additional permissions to be granted in order for us to collect, store and display the reporting data.

Follow this article to learn how to configure permissions for the APIs in GSX O365 Usage.

GSX O365 Usage




Granting GSX 365 Usage permissions to Office 365 APIs:

When a report requires additional permissions, you will see a message such as the ones below:

Clicking Find out more will take you to the settings page which will explain how to grant the required permissions:


Clicking the Connect to Azure Active Directory button will take you to the Office 365 Login page where you will be prompted to log in to Office 365 as a global administrator.  At no point will GSX 365 Usage see your username and password, and you will have the chance to review and approve the permissions before you continue.

Once you have entered your username and password, review the permissions to ensure they are appropriate for your organization and click the Accept button.

You will now be taken back to the application where it will check to ensure the permissions have been correctly applied.  It can sometimes take a minute or two for the permissions to apply due to replication delays within the Microsoft Azure infrastructure:

Once the permissions have been applied you will be notified and you can navigate back to the report or feature you were trying to access before:

Removing the Additional Permissions

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