Microsoft 365 SharePoint

SharePoint Online can’t access the Content Type Hub

A while ago I wrote a blog about finding the Content Type Hub in SharePoint Online. This site collection should be accessible for all Office 365 Global Administrators. Today I actually encountered an issue where I couldn’t access the Content Type Hub while I had the Global Administrator permissions.

Thanks to the great support of Microsoft we found a workaround to provide access:

Just replace tenantname with your tenant name (DUH ;)) and you are able to assign yourself as site collection administrator to the Content Type Hub.

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    December 21, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Thanks for that – now have access to the site!
    Only one problem remaining – the Content Type Gallery throws “An unexpected error has occurred. Please try again later.” and trying to create a Content Type results in the never-ending spinning circle. Seems like I need to hit it with a bigger hammer :-/

    • Reply
      April 4, 2022 at 4:33 pm

      For the people that google their way to this issue – I had the same issue as Chrisk – received the same error message after adding myself as a user to the second field – Site Collection Administrator. BUT – even though there was an error, when I went back into the same URL my name was added AND I was able to create/edit content types in the admin site when I had not be able to do so previously. To OP – thanks for this post!

  • Reply
    Tamour Ahmad
    September 29, 2021 at 7:15 am

    Thanks. Great Article.

  • Reply
    March 18, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    This worked for me! Thanks very much!

  • Reply
    May 25, 2022 at 1:29 am

    this post still helping people 8 years later, just what I was looking for.

    • Reply
      Jasper Oosterveld
      October 4, 2022 at 4:39 pm

      Awesome 🙂

  • Reply
    October 12, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    Bless you JAsper, this just solved my probelm today 🙂 So Happy. Thank you for your valuable post.

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.