Permissions required to view SharePoint Online Audit Logs

Submitted by Vladilen on Tue, 02/18/2020 - 16:52

Audit logs are moved from SharePoint site collection to Office 365 Security and Compliance Center.

I.e. to view Audit Logs in on-prem you have to go to the site collection and get audit logs for this site collection.

In Office 365 it is different: 
1) no audit logs within site collection
2) Search for tenant-level Audit logs now available from Office 365 Security and Compliance Center

So in Office 365 the one who have tenant SharePoint Administrator  role cannot get audit logs.

Question: What kind of permissions (roles) required to be able to see audit logs?

Answer: "View-Only Audit Logs" role assigned in Exchange Online admin Center. 

No any global admin role is required. I.e. any non-admin user can see audit logs (and more). 

Trick: you must go directly to

If you try to login to (having in mind to go to SCC), you'll get "You don’t have permission to access this page or perform this action" message.

But if you go directly to, you'll see audit logs.