I've logged in to SharePoint Online in Office 365, but I'm not able to see Central Admin section. I want to know if a Central Admin section is available on SharePoint Online or, if not, how we can access the same settings that were available there.

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We dont have a Central admin in Office 365.

We have an admin site for SharePoint specific service applications, you can navigate to it via below url


You need SharePoint admin permissions for that.

Tenantname is the .onmicrosoft.com name that you choose when registering for a subscription.

Nice overview of SPO admin capabilities- Office 365 SP Online admin overview

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  • Thanks Gautam and Waqas.. So that mean we don't have services stuff in SharePoint Online like Business Connectivity Services, Search Services etc.. Jan 20, 2017 at 5:48
  • Its is available, you have to go to the url I have mentioned in the in the answer and do the stuff there. Check updated answer for screenshot :) Jan 20, 2017 at 5:57
  • Thanks Gautam.. last question..Can we deploy WSP code in SharePoint online.. I know we can use provided host but just want to clear my doubt.. Jan 20, 2017 at 6:28
  • Check this link - sharepointnutsandbolts.com/2016/08/… No code wsp is possible. If the wsp contains dll, then its not possible. Also, by deploy if you mean add-spsolution and install-spsolution , then, thats not possible. But SharePoint designer workflows (no code behind) is possible. Jan 20, 2017 at 6:35

There is no traditional central admin in SharePoint online as we do not have full control in Office 365.

In Office 365 / SharePoint-Online we have the admin center where we have the all the options which Microsoft allow us( very limited as compare to on-prem.). you can access it on this url https://portal.office.com/adminportal, from here click on SharePoint Under the Admin Center. if you have proper permission. enter image description here

In SharePoint on-prem, we have full control in the environment that's why we have the central admin to manage the settings of SharePoint.

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