List members

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Get a list of the group's direct members. A group can have users, organizational contacts, devices, service principals and other groups as members. Currently service principals are not listed as group members due to staged roll-out of service principals on Graph V1.0 endpoint. This operation is not transitive.

When a group contains more than 100 members, Microsoft Graph returns a @odata.nextLink property in the response that contains a URL to the next page of results. If that property is present, continue making additional requests with the @odata.nextLink URL in each response, until all the results are returned, as described in paging Microsoft Graph data in your app.

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

When an application queries a relationship that returns a directoryObject type collection, if it does not have permission to read a certain derived type (like device), members of that type are returned but with limited information. With this behaviour applications can request the least privileged permissions they need, rather than rely on the set of Directory.* permissions. For details, see Limited information returned for inaccessible member objects.

HTTP request

GET /groups/{id}/members

Optional query parameters

This method supports the OData query parameters to help customize the response, including $search, $count, and $filter. OData cast is also enabled, for example, you can cast to get just the users that are a member of the group. You can use $search on the displayName and description properties. When items are added or updated for this resource, they are specially indexed for use with the $count and $search query parameters. There can be a slight delay between when an item is added or updated and when it is available in the index.

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
ConsistencyLevel eventual. This header and $count are required when using the $search, $filter, $orderby, or OData cast query parameters. It uses an index that might not be up-to-date with recent changes to the object.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.

Response

If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and a collection of directoryObject objects in the response body.

Examples

Example 1: Get the direct membership in a group

Request

The following is an example of the request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/groups/{id}/members

Response

The following is an example of the response.

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

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

{
  "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#directoryObjects",
  "value": [
    {
      "id": "11111111-2222-3333-4444-555555555555",
      "mail": "user1@contoso.com"
    }
  ]
}

Example 2: Get only a count of all membership

Request

The following is an example of the request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/groups/{id}/members/$count
ConsistencyLevel: eventual

Response

The following is an example of the response.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: text/plain

893

Example 3: Use OData cast to get only a count of user membership

Request

The following is an example of the request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/groups/{id}/members/microsoft.graph.user/$count
ConsistencyLevel: eventual

Response

The following is an example of the response.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: text/plain

893

Example 4: Use $searchand OData cast to get user membership in groups with display names that contain the letters 'Pr' including a count of returned objects

Request

The following is an example of the request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/groups/{id}/members/microsoft.graph.user?$count=true&$orderby=displayName&$search="displayName:Pr"&$select=displayName,id
ConsistencyLevel: eventual

Response

The following is an example of the response.

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

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

{
  "@odata.context":"https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#users(displayName,id)",
  "@odata.count":7,
  "value":[
    {
      "displayName":"Joseph Price",
      "id":"11111111-2222-3333-4444-555555555555"
    },
    {
      "displayName":"Preston Morales",
      "id":"66666666-7777-8888-9999-000000000000"
    }
  ]
}

Example 5: Use $filter to get group membership with a display name that starts with the letter 'A' including a count of returned objects

Request

The following is an example of the request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/groups/{id}/members?$count=true&$filter=startswith(displayName, 'a')
ConsistencyLevel: eventual

Response

The following is an example of the response.

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

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

{
  "@odata.context":"https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#directoryObjects",
  "@odata.count":76,
  "value":[
    {
      "displayName":"AAD Contoso Users",
      "mail":"AADContoso_Users@contoso.com"
    }
  ]
}