When you enable admin consent for the Decisions app, you are presented with a list of Microsoft Graph permissions. This article will help you better understand why Decisions requests them and how they are used.
All permissions requested by Decisions are Delegated Permissions. Decisions acts on behalf of a sign in user and is limited by both the application permissions and the end-user’s permissions. By using Delegated Permissions, users of Decisions will never get access to any resources they not already have access to in your organizations Office 365 tenant.
Please refer to the Microsoft Graph permissions documentation for more details on delegated permissions.
Microsoft Graph Permissions
The following sections detail each Microsoft Graph permission scope and how Decisions uses it.
The list of permissions that you will be prompted to approve:
Read and write all OneNote notebooks that user can access
Used to set-up private notebooks for meetings to take notes and prepare remarks and questions. It also allows for group meeting minutes to be stored within their shared OneNote notebook, should the group opt to use OneNote.
Read user mailbox settings
Used to identify a user’s language preferences.
Sign in and read user profile
Used to sign in to Decisions.
Read all users' basic profiles
Used to display first and last name, photo and email address of group members and external participants.
Read and write all groups
Used to create folder structures in the Office 365 Group’s SharePoint site for meeting agendas, related files and group conversations.
Send mail as a user
Used to allow Decisions to send meeting participants notifications, such as agenda updates and links to the meeting for co-authors. Emails go to meeting participants or to the distribution list selected by the meeting owner.
Have full access to user calendars
Used to read information from user’s calendar to enable features like the meeting list and search. It also gives the user an option to delete specific meetings from the calendar, when the item is deleted from Decisions.
Have full access to user files
Used to provide users with support for personal file annotations. Annotated files are stored privately in the user’s OneDrive for Business.
Read all files that user can access
Used to read files that are shared with the user in order to merge those files into the PDF Meeting Book.
Create, read, update and delete user tasks and projects
Used to sync tasks and decisions to Microsoft Planner. It also allows users to export tasks and decisions to Excel.
Read directory data
Used to gather basic information about the Office 365 tenant when registered, such as tenant name and verified domains. It is also necessary for verifying group memberships.
Please refer to the Microsoft Graph Permissions reference for full details on what permission scopes grants access too.