Assigning a license to a user
Users are restricted on what they can do within your environment based on the license(s) that have been assigned. Even basic functions—such as navigation through the tenant, the ability to email, and using various applications—all require some form of license.
This recipe demonstrates how to assign a product license to individual users or even all members of a group via the Microsoft 365 admin center.
Only a user with an appropriate admin role (such as Global Admin, License Admin, and so on) can assign a user license. Also, the tenant must have licenses of the appropriate type free/available to be assigned. This requires the correct number of licenses to have been purchased for your tenant.
How to do it…
- Go to the Microsoft 365 admin center at http://admin.microsoft.com.
- Select Users > Active users.
- Select the user(s) for whom you're making the license change and select Manage product...