Ensure that "Restrict access to Azure AD administration portal" policy is set to "Yes" within your Azure Active Directory (AD) settings to deny access to the Azure AD administration portal for all non-administrator users. This setting is limited to administration portal only and enabling it does not restrict access using PowerShell or another client such as Microsoft Visual Studio. By default, "Restrict access to Azure AD administration portal" is set to "No".
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The Azure Active Directory administrative portal provides access to sensitive or private information, therefore all non-admin users should be prohibited from accessing any Azure AD resource or information available on the administration portal in order to avoid data exposure.
To determine if non-admin users have access to Active Directory administration portal, perform the following actions:Note: Fetching "Restrict access to Azure AD administration portal" configuration setting status using Microsoft Graph API or Azure CLI is not currently supported.
Remediation / Resolution
By setting "Restrict access to Azure AD administration portal" to "Yes", only Azure Active Directory administrators can get further access to administration portal, protecting AD data from unauthorized users. To enable the required setting, perform the following actions:Note: Restricting non-administrator users' ability to access Active Directory administration portal using Microsoft Graph API or Azure CLI is not currently supported.
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