You will need specific Microsoft administrative permissions to perform actions using the ShareGate migration tool. To get the most out of the app with optimal results, you can follow these permissions guidelines:
- In Microsoft 365, get a global admin to grant consent to the Azure ShareGate migration tool app. This consent will allow SharePoint admins to work on Teams and Microsoft 365 Groups, and it will help to reduce the amount of throttling.
- Get SharePoint admin permissions if you are in Microsoft 365 or farm admin permissions in SharePoint on-premises.
- For migrations, get term store admin permissions on your source and destination.
- In the app settings, toggle on Allow auto-assign as a site collection administrator when required on SharePoint only. You can also use the option on OneDrive for Business, but we do not recommend it unless you run a OneDrive for Business operation that requires it, such as a migration. To get site collection admin permissions on all your sites before your migration, run a site collection report on all your sites with this setting enabled.
Note: These recommendations apply to both your source and destination. Permissions granted through Azure PIM might not work or could cause unauthorized errors during an operation.
For more detailed information on administrative permissions, see Microsoft administrative permissions.