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Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 2.0
User Guide

Connecting to Microsoft Graph

To be able to access Azure Active Directory resources and retrieve information about your Microsoft Office 365 organizations, Veeam utilizes Microsoft Graph API. For more information about Microsoft Graph, see this Microsoft article.

To connect to Microsoft Graph, Veeam uses two different approaches involving two different application types:

Using Microsoft Application

This application is installed by default by Microsoft and allows Veeam to connect to Microsoft Office 365 organizations that belong to any Microsoft Azure region other than China or Germany.

Using Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Application

To connect to Microsoft Office 365 organizations that belong to China or Germany regions, Veeam uses the proprietary application — Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.

This application is installed automatically after you select the Use custom Veeam application to connect to Microsoft Graph checkbox during adding Microsoft Office 365 organizations, and provides Veeam with the appropriate permission set to access and work with your Microsoft Office 365 organizations data (e.g. retrieving users information, etc.).

To be able to install the application, Veeam requires either of the following roles to be assigned to your Microsoft Office 365 account:

To assign any of these roles, open the Azure Active Directory portal, go to Azure Active Directory > Users > %User% > Directory role and click Add role.

Once installed, the application can be found in the Enterprise applications - All applications section of your Azure Active Directory admin center.

To see what permissions have been given to the application, click the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 application name and select Permissions.

Connecting to Microsoft Graph

Connecting to Microsoft Graph Note:

The Use custom Veeam application to connect to Microsoft Graph option is selected by default for all regions. In fact, Veeam encourages you to use this option regardless of the region type of your Microsoft Office 365 organizations.

Microsoft Graph Requests

The following types of requests are used when working with Microsoft Graph:

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