Assign Policy


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

Assigns a policy to an application or service principal.

Note: Currently, policy assignment only applies to Token lifetime Policy. This type of policy is described in policy.


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.AccessAsUser.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Not supported.

HTTP request

POST /applications/{id}/policies/$ref
POST /serviceprincipals/{id}/policies/$ref

Note: The "id" in the request is the "id" property of the application or service principal, not the "appid" property.

Request headers

Name Type Description
Authorization string Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type application/json Nature of the data in the body of an entity. Required.

Request body

In the request body, provide a JSON representation of the policy object to be added.


If successful, this method returns 204 No Content response code. If unsuccessful, a 4xx error will be returned with specific details.


The following example assigns a policy to an application.


Here is an example of the request.

POST /applications/{id}/policies/$ref
Content-type: application/json

Here is an example of the response. Note: The response object shown here may be truncated for brevity. All of the properties will be returned from an actual call.

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content