Create administrativeUnit

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Use this API to create a new administrativeUnit.

Permissions

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
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application AdministrativeUnit.ReadWrite.All

To create an administrative unit, the calling principal must be assigned one of the following Azure AD roles:

  • Privileged Role Administrator
  • Global Administrator

HTTP request

POST /directory/administrativeUnits

Request headers

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

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of an administrativeUnit object.

Because the administrativeUnit resource supports extensions, you can use the POST operation and add custom properties with your own data to the administrative unit while creating it.

Response

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

Example

Request

The following is an example of the request.

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/directory/administrativeUnits
Content-type: application/json

{
    "displayName": "Seattle District Technical Schools",
    "description": "Seattle district technical schools administration",
    "visibility": "HiddenMembership"
}

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of an administrativeUnit object.

Response

The following is an example of the response.

Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

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

{
    "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#administrativeUnits/$entity",
    "id": "7a3dc8f3-b3a0-4164-9a99-ed36f3af039f",
    "deletedDateTime": null,
    "displayName": "Seattle District Technical Schools",
    "description": "Seattle district technical schools administration",
    "visibility": "HiddenMembership"
}

See also