List group members

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Important

APIs under the /beta version in Microsoft Graph are subject to change. Use of these APIs in production applications is not supported.

Get a list of the group's direct members. A group can have users, contacts, devices, service principals, and other groups as members. This operation is not transitive.

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) User.ReadBasic.All, User.Read.All, Group.Read.All, Directory.Read.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Group.Read.All, User.Read.All, Directory.Read.All

Note: To list the members of a hidden membership group, the Member.Read.Hidden permission is required.

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 property. 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

Name Description
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 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/beta/groups/{id}/members

Response

The following is an example of the response.

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

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

{
  "value": [
    {
      "id": "11111111-2222-3333-4444-555555555555",
      "mail": "group1@contoso.com",
      "mailEnabled": true,
      "mailNickname": "Contoso1",
      "securityEnabled": true
    }
  ]
}

Example 2: Get only a count of all membership

Request

The following is an example of the request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/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/beta/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 $search and 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/beta/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. All the properties will be returned from an actual call.

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

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

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/beta/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. All the properties will be returned from an actual call.

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

{
  "@odata.context":"https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/$metadata#groups",
  "@odata.count":76,
  "value":[
    {
      "displayName":"AAD Contoso Users",
      "mail":"AADContoso_Users@contoso.com",
      "mailEnabled":true,
      "mailNickname":"AADContoso_Users",
      "securityEnabled":true
    }
  ]
}