Parameter Attribute DataType Description Allowed Values
IsSingleInstance Key String Only valid value is 'Yes'. Yes
GroupLifetimeInDays Required UInt32 The number of days a group can exist before it needs to be renewed.
ManagedGroupTypes Required String This parameter allows the admin to select which office 365 groups the policy will apply to. 'None' will create the policy in a disabled state. 'All' will apply the policy to every Office 365 group in the tenant. 'Selected' will allow the admin to choose specific Office 365 groups that the policy will apply to. All, None, Selected
AlternateNotificationEmails Required StringArray[] Notification emails for groups that have no owners will be sent to these email addresses.
Ensure Write String Specify if the Azure AD Groups Lifecycle Policy should exist or not. Present, Absent
Credential Write PSCredential Credentials for the Microsoft Graph delegated permissions.
ApplicationId Write String Id of the Azure Active Directory application to authenticate with.
TenantId Write String Id of the Azure Active Directory tenant used for authentication.
ApplicationSecret Write PSCredential Secret of the Azure Active Directory application to authenticate with.
CertificateThumbprint Write String Thumbprint of the Azure Active Directory application's authentication certificate to use for authentication.
ManagedIdentity Write Boolean Managed ID being used for authentication.



This resource configures an Azure Active Directory Group Lifecycle Policy (e.g. Expiration).


Example 1

This example is used to test new resources and showcase the usage of new resources being worked on. It is not meant to use as a production baseline.

Configuration Example
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    Import-DscResource -ModuleName Microsoft365DSC

    node localhost
        AADGroupLifecyclePolicy 'GroupLifecyclePolicy'
            IsSingleInstance            = "Yes"
            AlternateNotificationEmails = @("john.smith@contoso.com")
            GroupLifetimeInDays         = 99
            ManagedGroupTypes           = "Selected"
            Ensure                      = "Present"
            Credential                  = $credsGlobalAdmin