Required Permissions

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    The following table lists required permissions for data restore.

    Operation

    Required Roles and Permissions

    Backup

    For more information, see:

    Restore to on-premises Microsoft SharePoint

    To restore data to on-premises Microsoft SharePoint organizations, you must grant the following roles and permissions to user accounts:

    • The account must be granted Full Control to connect to the target SharePoint server.
    • The account must be assigned either the Site Administrator or System Account role to restore user permissions.
    • If permissions of items being restored are inherited from the parent one, the account must be granted Full Control.
    • If permissions of items being restored are not inherited from the parent one and items being restored replace the existing ones, the account must be granted Contribute and Full Control.

    Restore to Microsoft Office 365

    To restore data to SharePoint Online organizations, you must grant the following roles and permissions to user accounts:

    Restore Using Basic Authentication Method

    • The account used to log in to Microsoft Office 365 must have the Global Administrator or SharePoint Administrator role assigned.
    • For restore of personal SharePoint sites, make sure to select the Allow users to run custom script on personal sites option in the SharePoint admin center. For more information, see this Microsoft article.
    • During restore, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 automatically assigns the Site Collection Administrator role to the user account.

    Restore Using Modern Authentication Method

    • The account used to log in to Microsoft Office 365 must have the Global Administrator or SharePoint Administrator role assigned.
    • For restore of personal SharePoint sites, make sure to select the Allow users to run custom script on personal sites option in the SharePoint admin center. For more information, see this Microsoft article.
    • During restore, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 automatically assigns the Site Collection Administrator role to the user account.
    • Make sure that the required settings are specified for the Azure AD application used for restore. For more information, see the Configuring Azure AD Application Settings section of the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 User Guide.
    • If you restore data with Azure AD applications using a certificate, make sure that your Azure AD application is granted the required permissions. For more information, see the Permissions for Modern App-Only Authentication section of the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 User Guide.

    Consider the following:

    • The current account can only be used to access a local staging server. To connect to a remote server, use appropriate authentication credentials to access that server.
    • The account requires the sysadmin fixed server role on a staging Microsoft SQL server.
    • For ADFS as an authentication provider:
    • When using Windows Authentication, you can use both you current account or provide another account.
    • When using Forms Authentication, the current account cannot be used.