“You do not appear to be authorized to move this user” when moving a user to Skype for Business Online…

Posted by in Lync, PowerShell, Skype for Business

We recently setup the hybrid connection to Skype for Business from our on prem environment. When trying to move a user I got the following error:

Move-CsUser : HostedMigration fault: Error=(0), Description=(You do not appear to be authorized to move this user. Please verify the credentials you are running this command under and then try again.)

Move-CsUser Permission Error

Within Office 365 I had been assigned limited admin access to both Exchange and Skype for Business:

O365 Permissions

After changing my permissions to “Global admin” I was able to move the user.

So, it would appear just having the Skype for Business administrator role is not enough to be able to move a user to Skype for Business Online. I still haven’t worked out if just the addition of the “User management administrator” role would solve the problem. If I can be bothered I’ll give it a try and update this post.