Get group

Get the properties and relationships of a group object.

This operation returns by default only a subset of all the available properties, as noted in the Properties section. To get properties that are not returned by default, specify them in a $select OData query option. The hasMembersWithLicenseErrors property is an exception and is not returned in the $select query.

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

Note: Depending on the group features you're trying to access, permissions might be limited. For more information, see the Groups section in Known issues with Microsoft Graph.

HTTP request

GET /groups/{id}

Optional query parameters

You can use $select to get specific group properties, including those that are not returned by default.

For more information on OData query options, see OData Query Parameters.

Request headers

Name Type Description
Authorization string Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.

Response

If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and group object in the response body. It returns the default properties unless you use $select to specify specific properties.

Example

Example 1: Return all default properties

Return all default properties.

Request

The following is an example of a GET request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/groups/b320ee12-b1cd-4cca-b648-a437be61c5cd

Response

The following is an example of the response. It includes only the default properties.

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

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json

{
    "id": "b320ee12-b1cd-4cca-b648-a437be61c5cd",
    "deletedDateTime": null,
    "classification": null,
    "createdDateTime": "2018-12-22T00:51:37Z",
    "creationOptions": [],
    "description": "Self help community for library",
    "displayName": "Library Assist",
    "groupTypes": [
        "Unified"
    ],
    "mail": "library2@contoso.com",
    "mailEnabled": true,
    "mailNickname": "library",
    "onPremisesLastSyncDateTime": null,
    "onPremisesSecurityIdentifier": null,
    "onPremisesSyncEnabled": null,
    "preferredDataLocation": "CAN",
    "proxyAddresses": [
        "smtp:library7423@contoso.com",
        "SMTP:library2@contoso.com"
    ],
    "renewedDateTime": "2018-12-22T00:51:37Z",
    "resourceBehaviorOptions": [],
    "resourceProvisioningOptions": [],
    "securityEnabled": false,
    "visibility": "Public",
    "onPremisesProvisioningErrors": []
}

SDK sample code


GraphServiceClient graphClient = new GraphServiceClient( authProvider );

var group = await graphClient.Groups["b320ee12-b1cd-4cca-b648-a437be61c5cd"]
	.Request()
	.GetAsync();

Read the SDK documentation for details on how to add the SDK to your project and create an authProvider instance.

Example 2: Return additional properties by using $select

Return additional properties by using $select.

Request

The following is an example of a GET request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/groups/b320ee12-b1cd-4cca-b648-a437be61c5cd?$select=allowExternalSenders,autoSubscribeNewMembers,isSubscribedByMail,unseenCount

Response

The following is an example of the response which includes the requested non-default properties.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json

{
    "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#groups(allowExternalSenders,autoSubscribeNewMembers,isSubscribedByMail,unseenCount)/$entity",
    "id": "b320ee12-b1cd-4cca-b648-a437be61c5cd",
    "allowExternalSenders": false,
    "autoSubscribeNewMembers": false,
    "isSubscribedByMail": false,
    "unseenCount": 0
}

SDK sample code


GraphServiceClient graphClient = new GraphServiceClient( authProvider );

var group = await graphClient.Groups["b320ee12-b1cd-4cca-b648-a437be61c5cd"]
	.Request()
	.Select( e => new {
			 e.AllowExternalSenders,
			 e.AutoSubscribeNewMembers,
			 e.IsSubscribedByMail,
			 e.UnseenCount 
			 })
	.GetAsync();

Read the SDK documentation for details on how to add the SDK to your project and create an authProvider instance.