Just-in-time access to groups and Conditional Access integration in Privileged Identity Management

As part of our mission to enable customers to manage access with least privilege, we're excited to announce the general availability of two additions to Microsoft Entra Privileged Identity Management (PIM): PIM for Groups and PIM integration with Conditional Access.

Just-in-time access to privileged roles with PIM for groups

Part of Microsoft Governance and Microsoft P2, PIM enables you to manage just-in-time access to privileged roles in Microsoft Entra, Microsoft 365 services, and Azure.

With the new just-in-time group membership capability, you can now further simplify least privilege access by enabling just-in-time access for all resources that support security group or Microsoft 365 group assignments. This includes support for a wide range of roles such as Microsoft Entra roles, Azure resource roles, Microsoft Intune and non-Microsoft application roles and services. IT admins, developers, and security experts can now activate group membership once and have access to all defined resources precisely when needed to do their job.

PIM for Groups supports:

  • Just-in-time group membership and ownership. Members get access to various resources through the group membership, while owners can manage group properties such as membership.
  • Role-assignable and non-role-assignable groups, which removed the previous limit of 500 groups managed in PIM.
  • Security and Microsoft 365 group types.


Learn more about PIM for Groups: Privileged Identity Management (PIM) for Groups – Microsoft Entra | Microsoft Learn

Enforce security requirements for activation using PIM integration with Conditional Access

Conditional Access authentication context allows you to apply granular policies to sensitive data and actions, going beyond app-level policies. By combining PIM with Conditional Access, you can now enforce specific requirements for PIM role activations, enhancing your security posture. During public preview, customers have leveraged this integration for various scenarios, such as:

  • Requiring strong modern methods, using Conditional Access Authentication Strengths.
  • Requiring a compliant device for role activation.
  • Validating the user's location through GPS-based named locations.
  • Blocking activation for risky users using Microsoft Protection.


The PIM and Conditional Access integration is available for all providers: PIM for roles, PIM for Azure resources, and PIM for groups.

Configure context requirements within PIM policies:


Eligible users must meet verification requirements during role:


Check out the documentation to learn more about Conditional Access context.

Learn more about configuring Conditional Access authentication context in PIM settings at the links below:

Joseph Dadzie
Partner Director of Product Management

LinkedIn: @joedadzie
Twitter: @joe_dadzie

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This article was originally published by Microsoft's Secure Blog. You can find the original article here.