Problem Statement:

What is a Security Group and How to Create One in Microsoft 365


  • Security Groups in Microsoft 365 are used to grant access to resources like SharePoint. They simplify administration by allowing administrators to manage access through the group, instead of adding users to each resource individually.
  • Security Groups can contain either users or devices and can be used with mobile device management services such as Intune. The group membership can also be set to dynamic in Azure Active Directory, allowing for automatic addition or removal of members based on specific attributes such as department, location, or title.

  • Security Groups can be added to teams and can be managed using the Microsoft 365 Admin Center, PowerShell, or CoreView.

Instruction to Create a Security Group:

1. Using M365 Admin Center 

  • Go to Groups > Groups in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center
  • Click Add a group and choose Security as the group type.

  • Fill out the form and submit to create the security group.

2. Using PowerShell



New-ADGroup -Name "CoreView_TestSecurityGroup" -GroupCategory Security

To learn more about PowerShell commands for creating Security groups kindly refer article - New-ADGroup

3. Using CoreView

  • Using CorevIew is the easiest way to create and manage Groups.
  • Go to CoreView portal
  • Under Actions, click on Management Actions and select Security Group, then choose Create Security Group.

    Fill out the form with the desired security group name.

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