O365: Enable Application Impersonation

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While using a migration tool to do some ‘on-prem’ to Office 365 migrations I had to enable ‘Application Impersonation’ for my Office 365 user. The tool didn’t explain how to do that, so I had to work it out for myself 🙁

So to make things easier for everyone else, here’s how to do it.


From within the Office 365 portal > Admin > Exchange.

Office 365 Exchange Management

Dashboard > Permissions > Admin roles.

Office 365 Exchange Admin roles

Give the role a name/description e.g. Application-Impersonation (I hate spaces!) > Then Add the ApplicationInspection role, (seems the developers at Microsoft also hate spaces!) > OK.

Office 365 Application Impersonation

Scroll down to ‘Members‘ and add in the user you want to allocate this role to > OK > Save.

365 Grant User Application Impersonation

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Author: PeteLong

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