Applies To:

GroupID 10 - Identity Store


GroupID enables you to create an identity store on an identity provider, and perform different functions in that provider through the identity store. It includes group management tasks, such as creating groups, scheduling group updates, and expiring groups; user management tasks, such as creating users and mailboxes, managing a user’s directory profile, and more.

If you want to use Office 365 as a messaging provider for creating mail-enabled objects, GroupID has a built-in feature, which will help you set up Office 365 as a messaging provider in GroupID.

Service Account:

A service account is required to connect to Office 365. This account should have the Global Administrator role. For more details about Office 365 Administrator roles, see About admin roles


  1. In GroupID Management Console, click the Identity Stores node.
  2. On the Identity Stores tab, double-click the required identity store to open its properties.
  3. On the Configurations tab, click the Messaging System option in the left pane.
  4. From the Messaging Provider list, select Office 365.
  5. Enter the domain name where the mail server resides in the Domain Name box.
  6. Type the user name and password of an authorized user account on the mail server in the User name and Password boxes.
  7. In the Application ID box, provide the application ID assigned to the GroupID application you registered on the Azure portal.
  8. For Office 365, the Server Name area displays the name and status of the mail server.
  9. Click OK.

Note: In case of an on-prem Active Directory based identity store with Office 365 configured as the messaging provider, GroupID will create distribution groups but not populate their membership in Office 365. Use AD Connect or any directory synchronize tool to replicate information (such as membership info) between on-prem AD and Office 365.


GroupID Online Help topic: Configuring a Messaging Provider