Microsoft 365 - Getting Started with Resource Account Permissions

Office 365 resource accounts can be configured so that other user or service accounts can interact with it. Resource accounts are mainly used for calendaring workflows.

Important: To better understand the permission levels in Office 365, please see Microsoft 365 - Mail and Calendar folder permission levels.

This document will provide you with the basic information you will need to either grant permissions to resource accounts or use the permissions granted to you for a resource account. If you are looking to grant or use permissions regarding a user or service account, please see our documentation here: Microsoft 365 - Getting Started with User and Service Account Permissions.

Granting Permissions

Important - By default, when a resource is created:

  • NO ONE can work on behalf of the resource (create events on behalf of the calendar), including the primary owner.
  • ANYONE can schedule/invite this resource. The event will show up within the resource calendar, but will require approval.

Depending on the workflow you are attempting to configure, you may need to adjust the following settings.

  •  Scheduling options/settings
    • As an owner of a resource calendar, one of your first responsibilities is to set the required options/settings/permissions for the resource. Some of the things you can configure for your resource include the available hours, the length of the events, who can schedule with the resource, and if events are automatically processed, among others.

Using Permissions

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Created:2015-06-01 09:43 CSTUpdated:2023-02-02 08:22 CST
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