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External Access Management :


Securely manage external access to Microsoft 365 at scale


Whilst managing many hundreds or thousands of external users in Microsoft 365 possible, it’s labour-intensive for IT Teams.

Our extranet access management portal lets you delegate guest invitations to business stake holders (e.g. partner managers), without losing control over security.


The benefits our guest access management solution

Put the right people in charge of access control

Our guest user management solution lets your IT team set up a granular permission structures and delegate the task of individual and group management to those that own the business relationship.

Far from being a risk, this ensures access rights are accurate and up-to-date, whilst eliminating overheads on the IT department.


Address many use-cases

There’s many ways to add value to partners and customers:

  • Host membership-based content – Manage members-only portals or subscriber-based (paid-for) training.
  • Give secure access to internal apps – E.g., extend your workspace booking system to contractors & partners.
  • Manage virtual events– Host virtual events using Microsoft Teams and offer registration that maintains delegate anonymity.
  • Govern Teams & SharePoint site creation – Disable default self-service creation and replace it with:

Streamline the invitation & onboarding process

  • Bulk import contacts from CRMs
  • Tailor invitation emails & landing pages
  • Make registration requests subject to approval or automatic
  • Block or expire membership as required, without involving the IT team!
  • Comprehensive auditing tracks all administrative tasks & user activity.


What to look for in a guest access management system


Resources on external access management

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What our customers have to say

“Early in our partnership I had the opportunity to meet with the Essential team at their UK offices. I was struck by their passion for their work, and their commitment to providing a top-notch client experience. Since that initial meeting, Essential has stayed true to those qualities and we continue to appreciate the ongoing commitment to providing the highest client value possible.”

Peter Carson, Founder and President, Envision IT

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Gideon Tester, Business Digital Systems Manager, Altro Floors
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