Update administrativeunit


APIs under the /beta version in Microsoft Graph are subject to change. Use of these APIs in production applications is not supported.

Update the properties of an administrativeUnit object.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) AdministrativeUnit.ReadWrite.All, Directory.AccessAsUser.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application AdministrativeUnit.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

PATCH /administrativeUnits/{id}

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply the values for relevant fields that should be updated. Existing properties that are not included in the request body will maintain their previous values or be recalculated based on changes to other property values. For best performance you shouldn't include existing values that haven't changed.

Property Type Description
description string Description for the administrative unit.
displayName string Display name for the administrative unit.
visibility string Visibility for the administrative unit. If not set then the default is "public". Can be set to "HiddenMembership", which hides the membership from non-members.

Since the administrativeUnit resource supports extensions, you can use the PATCH operation to add, update, or delete your own app-specific data in custom properties of an extension in an existing administrativeUnit instance.


If successful, this method returns a 204 No Content response code.


PATCH https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/administrativeUnits/{id}
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 114

  "displayName": "displayName-value",
  "description": "description-value",
  "visibility": "visibility-value"
HTTP/1.1 204 No Content

See also