Create application

Namespace: microsoft.graph


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

Create a new application object.


Adding passwordCredential when creating applications is not supported. Use the addPassword method to add passwords for an application.


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) Application.ReadWrite.All, Directory.ReadWrite.All, Directory.AccessAsUser.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Application.ReadWrite.OwnedBy, Application.ReadWrite.All, Directory.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

POST /applications

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type application/json. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of application object. The request body must contain displayName, which is a required property.


If successful, this method returns 201 Created response code and an application object in the response body.



Here is an example of the request.

Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 67

  "displayName": "Display name"


Here is an example of the response.

Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability. All the properties will be returned from an actual call.

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 1145

    "@odata.context": "$metadata#applications/$entity",
    "id": "03ef14b0-ca33-4840-8f4f-d6e91916010e",
    "deletedDateTime": null,
    "isFallbackPublicClient": null,
    "appId": "631a96bc-a705-4eda-9f99-fdaf9f54f6a2",
    "applicationTemplateId": null,
    "identifierUris": [],
    "createdDateTime": "2019-09-17T19:10:35.2742618Z",
    "displayName": "Display name",
    "isDeviceOnlyAuthSupported": null,
    "groupMembershipClaims": null,
    "optionalClaims": null,
    "addIns": [],
    "publisherDomain": "",
    "signInAudience": "AzureADandPersonalMicrosoftAccount",
    "tags": [],
    "tokenEncryptionKeyId": null,
    "api": {
        "requestedAccessTokenVersion": 2,
        "acceptMappedClaims": null,
        "knownClientApplications": [],
        "oauth2PermissionScopes": [],
        "preAuthorizedApplications": []
    "appRoles": [],
    "publicClient": {
        "redirectUris": []
    "info": {
        "termsOfServiceUrl": null,
        "supportUrl": null,
        "privacyStatementUrl": null,
        "marketingUrl": null,
        "logoUrl": null
    "keyCredentials": [],
    "parentalControlSettings": {
        "countriesBlockedForMinors": [],
        "legalAgeGroupRule": "Allow"
    "passwordCredentials": [],
    "requiredResourceAccess": [],
    "web": {
        "redirectUris": [],
        "homePageUrl": null,
        "logoutUrl": null,
        "implicitGrantSettings": {
            "enableIdTokenIssuance": false,
            "enableAccessTokenIssuance": false