Quickstart: Access Azure AD logs with the Microsoft Graph API
With the information in the Azure AD sign-ins log, you can figure out what happened if a sign-in of a user failed. This quickstart shows how to you can access the sign-ins log using the Graph API.
To complete the scenario in this quickstart, you need:
- Access to an Azure AD tenant - If you don't have access to an Azure AD tenant, see Create your Azure free account today.
- A test account called Isabella Simonsen - If you don't know how to create a test account, see Add cloud-based users.
Perform a failed sign-in
The goal of this step is to create a record of a failed sign-in in the Azure AD sign-ins log.
To complete this step:
Sign in to your Azure portal as Isabella Simonsen using an incorrect password.
Wait for 5 minutes to ensure that you can find a record of the sign-in in the sign-ins log. For more information, see Activity reports.
Find the failed sign-in
This section provides you with the steps to get information about your sign-in using the Graph API.
To review the failed sign-in:
Navigate to Microsoft Graph Explorer.
Sign-in to your tenant as global administrator.
In the HTTP verb drop-down list, select GET.
In the API version drop-down list, select beta.
In the Request query address bar, type
https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/auditLogs/signIns?$top=100&$filter=userDisplayName eq 'Isabella Simonsen'
Click Run query.
Review the outcome of your query.
Clean up resources
When no longer needed, delete the test user. If you don't know how to delete an Azure AD user, see Delete users from Azure AD.