Remove group owner

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Use this API to remove an owner from a Microsoft 365 group or a security group through the owners navigation property. Once owners are assigned to a group, the last owner (a user object) of the group cannot be removed.

Note: For issues encountered when removing owner of a group associated with a team, see Known Issues.

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

HTTP request

DELETE /groups/{id}/owners/{id}/$ref

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.

Response

If successful, this method returns 204 No Content response code. It does not return anything in the response body.

Example

Request

The following is an example of the request.

DELETE https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/groups/{id}/owners/{id}/$ref

In the request, specify the id of the directory object you want to remove after the $ref segment.

Response

The following is an example of the response.

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

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content

See also