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Office 365 preventing users from changing their password

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In Office365, how can users be prevented from changing their password?
How can the administrator be notified when a user changes a password?
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timgreen7077Exchange Engineer
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You don't want to prevent users from changing their password and i dont think there is a way to achieve that in O365, and you will need to look at the auditing logs to see when a password was changed. See below link:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/reports-monitoring/concept-audit-logs
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Agreed with Tim, no way to prevent users from changing passwords. If you do have such requirements, you need to change the auth method to AD FS/PTA, as in redirect the authentication process to on-premises, so that you can enforce any restrictions you like.
Éric MoreauSenior .Net Consultant
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You can create alerts for that kind of events from https://protection.office.com/#/managealerts

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Thanks Eric, however I tried looking in this area, and I could not find any alerts for password changes.
If you have any suggestions as to where I would find this I would appreciate it.
Thanks very much.
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net Consultant
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or type password in the search box

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Thanks I tried, however I only have common user activities not user admin activities..
Éric MoreauSenior .Net Consultant
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you are missing privileges, ask your tenant admin

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Thanks Eric.  I imagine this is the solution, however since I don't have the appropriate permissions, I can't try it.  Many thanks,
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