Get group

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.

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. Because the group resource supports extensions, you can also use the GET operation to get custom properties and extension data in a group instance.


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, Group.ReadWrite.All, Directory.Read.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.


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 1: Return all default properties


The following is an example of a GET request.



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": "45b7d2e7-b882-4a80-ba97-10b7a63b8fa4",
  "deletedDateTime": null,
  "classification": null,
  "createdDateTime": "2018-12-22T02:21:05Z",
  "description": "Self help community for golf",
  "displayName": "Golf Assist",
  "expirationDateTime": null,
  "groupTypes": [
  "isAssignableToRole": null,
  "mail": "",
  "mailEnabled": true,
  "mailNickname": "golfassist",
  "membershipRule": null,
  "membershipRuleProcessingState": null,
  "onPremisesLastSyncDateTime": null,
  "onPremisesSecurityIdentifier": null,
  "onPremisesSyncEnabled": null,
  "preferredDataLocation": "CAN",
  "preferredLanguage": null,
  "proxyAddresses": [
  "renewedDateTime": "2018-12-22T02:21:05Z",
  "resourceBehaviorOptions": [],
  "resourceProvisioningOptions": [],
  "securityEnabled": false,
  "theme": null,
  "visibility": "Public",
  "onPremisesProvisioningErrors": []

Example 2: Return additional properties by using $select


The following is an example of a GET request.



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": "$metadata#groups(allowExternalSenders,autoSubscribeNewMembers,isSubscribedByMail,unseenCount)/$entity",
    "id": "b320ee12-b1cd-4cca-b648-a437be61c5cd",
    "allowExternalSenders": false,
    "autoSubscribeNewMembers": false,
    "isSubscribedByMail": false,
    "unseenCount": 0

See also