Update groupLifecyclePolicy

Update the properties of a groupLifecyclePolicygroupLifecyclePolicy resource type object.


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

HTTP request

PATCH /groupLifecyclePolicies/{id}

Optional request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type application/json

Request body

In the request body, supply the values for relevant fields that should be updated. Existing properties that are not included in the request body maintain their previous values or are recalculated based on changes to other property values. For best performance you shouldn't include existing values that haven't changed.

Property Type Description
alternateNotificationEmails String List of email address to send notifications for groups without owners. Multiple email address can be defined by separating email address with a semicolon.
groupLifetimeInDays Int32 Number of days before a group expires and needs to be renewed. Once renewed, the group expiration is extended by the number of days defined.
managedGroupTypes String The group type for which the expiration policy applies. Possible values are All, Selected or None.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and updated groupLifecyclePolicy object in the response body.


PATCH https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/groupLifecyclePolicies/{id}
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 125

  "groupLifetimeInDays": 180,
  "managedGroupTypes": "Selected",
  "alternateNotificationEmails": "admin@contoso.com"

Note: The response object shown here may be truncated for brevity.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 146

  "id": "id-value",
  "groupLifetimeInDays": 180,
  "managedGroupTypes": "Selected",
  "alternateNotificationEmails": "admin@contoso.com"

SDK sample code

GraphServiceClient graphClient = new GraphServiceClient( authProvider );

var groupLifecyclePolicy = new GroupLifecyclePolicy
	GroupLifetimeInDays = 180,
	ManagedGroupTypes = "Selected",
	AlternateNotificationEmails = "admin@contoso.com"

await graphClient.GroupLifecyclePolicies["{id}"]

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