Setting up a Manager in LMS365 Cloud

How to set up Managers in LMS365 Cloud.

In order to use full features of the Manager Dashboard it's important that you have your organization hierarchy set up. Our dashboard uses Microsoft Graph API to get the manager relationship which means the manager property should be set in Azure Active Directory. 

To spesify the user's manager from the Microsoft 365 admin center:

  • Login as an administrator to your Office 365 and then choose 'Admin centers', and 'Exchange'.
  • Go to the 'recipients' on the left side menu and search for the person that you want to manage.
  • Highlight the person and choose edit:


  • Navigate to Organization and then browse their manager:


To spesify the user's manager from the Azure Active Directory directly:

  • Login as an administrator to your Azure portal, go to 'Azure Active Directory' in the left menu.
  • Go to Manage - Users. 
  • Search for the person you want to manage, and click them to manage.
  • Click the Edit button on the top navigation bar:


  • Navigate to the 'Job Info' and click change or remove the manager:


  • Search for the desired manager and click the "Select" button.

NOTE: A common case is synchronizing your local Active Directory with Office 365. If you have that configuration in place you set up the organizational hierarchy in the local Active Directory, and the changes are pushed to Azure Active Directory during synchronization.

NOTE: Setting up manager in user profiles in SharePoint Admin Center of Office 365 will not push the changes to Azure Active Directory. SharePoint Online uses the Active Directory Import timer job to import users and groups into the User Profile Application. AD Import syncs changes from the SharePoint Online Directory Store to the User Profile Application. For more information check the following articles:

Once your organization hierarchy is set up in Azure Active Directory it will be synched with our application. By default the synchronisation runs once an hour. After that you will be able to see subordinates in the manager dashboard.  Besides, make sure your subordinates have at least Visitor permissions on the site where you placed dashboard app part.

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