Office 365 - Getting Started with Linking Accounts

This document intends to explain the what, why, and how of the account linking process.


What are linked accounts?

Linking is the recommended way to provide a NetID with the ability to interact with a Service Account. Specifically, linking a Service Account to a NetID:

  • Provides Full Mailbox Permissions, which allows the NetID to interact with account data

  • Provides Send As Permissions, which allows the NetID to send messages using the Service Account email address

  • Lists the Service Account when logging in to Office 365 via NetID credentials

Why should I link my accounts?

There are many important reasons to link service accounts to your NetID.

  • After logging into an application protected by the NetID Login Service, users can access other Login Service protected applications without an additional login. This includes Office 365 and Google Apps.

  • There is no need to remember and manage multiple credentials to access email.

  • The DoIT Help Desk is then aware of all email addresses associated with a user's NetID, enabling the Help Desk to provide faster and higher quality support.

  • Chances are reduced that a user will fall for a phishing attempt by accidentally entering their ID and password into a form presented by a malicious party. Instead of multiple login forms, users will access all of their mail through the secure and familiar NetID Login Service at http://login.wisc.edu/login.

How do I link my accounts?

To add or remove a linked NetID to an Office 365 Service Account, or to unlink an Office 365 Service Account from your NetID, please reference the following document: Office 365 - Linking a service account to a NetID. This action needs to be performed by a domain administrator of the service account's domain. Not sure who your delegated administrator is? Contact the DoIT HelpDesk

How do I use my linked accounts in Office 365?

To use your linked accounts in the Office 365 system, please refer to: Office 365 - Features available for linked accounts

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Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2013-12-10 16:06 CDTUpdated:2016-05-04 15:53 CDT
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