M365 Changelog: (Updated) New Graph APIs for accessing Teams Meeting Recording

MC600733 – Updated October 16, 2023: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

New org-wide application permissions and RSC application permissions have been introduced to allow apps to access meeting recordings for a specific meeting. Resource specific consent (RSC) permissions, specifically enables admins to authorize users to provide consent to apps, so they get specific access to a Teams meeting’s recordings to which it is installed to, rather than providing them access across the entire tenant.

This message is specifically associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 95787

When this will happen:

Graph Beta Microsoft will begin rolling out in late August 2023 (previously late July) and expect to complete by mid-September 2023 (previously early August).

Standard Release: Microsoft will begin rollout in late November 2023 (previously mid-November) and expect to complete by late December 2023 (previously mid-December).

How this will affect your organization:

As a tenant admin, you will have separate org-wide application permissions to access meeting recordings across the organization. You can now switch to a more restrictive permission for apps to access only recordings. Alternatively, you could opt for a self-serve model wherein meeting organizers/presenters can authorize individual apps to access the recordings for specific meetings. This is possible via thew feature Resource-Specific Consent.

To enable the new meeting recordings-related org-wide application permissions:

You can review and accept org-wide application permissions for apps that require access to Teams meeting recordings in your organization through the Azure portal (Azure Active Directory > Enterprise applications > <App Name> > Permissions) 

To enable the new meeting recordings-related meeting specific RSC application permissions: 

As a tenant admin, you will have the ability to turn on/off resource-specific consent for apps in chats/meeting using a master switch. Once enabled, authorized users can now authorize a Teams app in a meeting, to access for that specific meeting using these permissions. More details can be found here.

What you need to do to prepare:

Org-wide Application permissions:

Review and accept permissions for apps that require access to Teams Meetings recordings in your organization (both app and delegated context) through the AAD portal through Enterprise Applications > App Name > Permissions.

Meeting specific RSC Application Permissions:

  • Read this resource to understand how you can control whether you want to allow resource owners to grant RSC permission for apps in meetings directly.
  • You can also view the list of RSC permissions for a Teams app in the Teams Admin Center (Team Apps ->Manage apps-> <App Name> -> Permissions tab).

Take into consideration whether to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.