application resource type

Namespace: microsoft.graph


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Represents an application. Any application that outsources authentication to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) must be registered in a directory. Application registration involves telling Azure AD about your application, including the URL where it's located, the URL to send replies after authentication, the URI to identify your application, and more. For more information, see Basics of Registering an Application in Azure AD. Inherits from directoryObject.


Changes to the application resource type are currently in development. For more information, see Known issues with Microsoft Graph.

This resource supports using delta query to track incremental additions, deletions, and updates, by providing a delta function. This resource is an open type that allows other properties to be passed in.


Method Return Type Description
List applications application collection Retrieve the list of applications in the organization.
Create application application Creates (registers) a new application.
Get application application Read properties and relationships of application object.
Update application application Update application object.
Delete application None Delete application object.
List deleted applications directoryObject collection Retrieve a list of recently deleted applications.
Get deleted application directoryObject Retrieve the properties of a recently deleted application.
Permanently delete application None Permanently delete an applications.
Restore deleted application directoryObject Restore a recently deleted application.
delta application collection Get incremental changes for applications.
Create call call Create a new call by posting to the calls collection.
Create online meeting onlineMeeting Create a new online meeting by posting to the onlineMeetings collection.
Certificates and secrets
Add password passwordCredential Add a strong password to an application.
Remove password passwordCredential Remove a password from an application.
Add key keyCredential Add a key credential to an application.
Remove key None Remove a key credential from an application.
List extensions extensionProperty collection List extension properties on an application object.
Create extension extensionProperty Create an extension property on an application object.
Delete extension None Delete an extension property from an application object.
Federated identity credentials
List federatedIdentityCredential federatedIdentityCredential collection List federated identity credentials on an application object.
Create federatedIdentityCredential federatedIdentityCredential Create a federated identity credential on an application object.
Get federatedIdentityCredential federatedIdentityCredential Retrieve the properties of a federated identity credential.
Update federatedIdentityCredential None Update a federated identity credential of an application object.
Delete federatedIdentityCredential None Delete a federated identity credential from an application object.
List owners directoryObject collection Get an owner object collection.
Add owner directoryObject Add an owner by posting to the owners collection.
Remove owner None Remove an owner from an application.
Assign tokenIssuancePolicy tokenIssuancePolicy collection Assign a tokenIssuancePolicy to this object.
List tokenIssuancePolicies tokenIssuancePolicy collection Get all tokenIssuancePolicies assigned to this object.
Remove tokenIssuancePolicy tokenIssuancePolicy collection Remove a tokenIssuancePolicy from this object.
Assign tokenLifetimePolicy tokenLifetimePolicy collection Assign a tokenLifetimePolicy to this object.
List tokenLifetimePolicies tokenLifetimePolicy collection Get all tokenLifetimePolicies assigned to this object.
Remove tokenLifetimePolicy tokenLifetimePolicy collection Remove a tokenLifetimePolicy from this object.
Verified publisher
Set verified publisher None Set the verified publisher of an application.
Unset verified publisher None Unset the verified publisher of an application.



Specific usage of $filter and the $search query parameter is supported only when you use the ConsistencyLevel header set to eventual and $count. For more information, see Advanced query capabilities on Azure AD directory objects.

Property Type Description
addIns addIn collection Defines custom behavior that a consuming service can use to call an app in specific contexts. For example, applications that can render file streams may set the addIns property for its "FileHandler" functionality. This will let services like Office 365 call the application in the context of a document the user is working on.
api apiApplication Specifies settings for an application that implements a web API.
appId String The unique identifier for the application that is assigned by Azure AD. Not nullable. Read-only.
applicationTemplateId String Unique identifier of the applicationTemplate. Supports $filter (eq, not, ne).
appRoles appRole collection The collection of roles assigned to the application. With app role assignments, these roles can be assigned to users, groups, or service principals associated with other applications. Not nullable.
certification certification Specifies the certification status of the application.
createdDateTime DateTimeOffset The date and time the application was registered. The DateTimeOffset type represents date and time information using ISO 8601 format and is always in UTC time. For example, midnight UTC on Jan 1, 2014 is 2014-01-01T00:00:00Z. Read-only.

Supports $filter (eq, ne, not, ge, le, in, and eq on null values) and $orderBy.
defaultRedirectUri String The default redirect URI. If specified and there is no explicit redirect URI in the sign-in request for SAML and OIDC flows, Azure AD sends the token to this redirect URI. Azure AD also sends the token to this default URI in SAML IdP-initiated single sign-on. The value must match one of the configured redirect URIs for the application.
deletedDateTime DateTimeOffset The date and time the application was deleted. The DateTimeOffset type represents date and time information using ISO 8601 format and is always in UTC time. For example, midnight UTC on Jan 1, 2014 is 2014-01-01T00:00:00Z. Read-only.
description String An optional description of the application.

Returned by default. Supports $filter (eq, ne, not, ge, le, startsWith) and $search.
disabledByMicrosoftStatus String Specifies whether Microsoft has disabled the registered application. Possible values are: null (default value), NotDisabled, and DisabledDueToViolationOfServicesAgreement (reasons may include suspicious, abusive, or malicious activity, or a violation of the Microsoft Services Agreement).

Supports $filter (eq, ne, not).
displayName String The display name for the application. Supports $filter (eq, ne, not, ge, le, in, startsWith, and eq on null values), $search, and $orderBy.
groupMembershipClaims String Configures the groups claim issued in a user or OAuth 2.0 access token that the application expects. To set this attribute, use one of the following string values: None, SecurityGroup (for security groups and Azure AD roles), All (this gets all security groups, distribution groups, and Azure AD directory roles that the signed-in user is a member of).
id String The unique identifier for the application. Inherited from directoryObject. Key. Not nullable. Read-only. Supports $filter (eq, ne, not, in).
identifierUris String collection Also known as App ID URI, this value is set when an application is used as a resource app. The identifierUris acts as the prefix for the scopes you'll reference in your API's code, and it must be globally unique. You can use the default value provided, which is in the form api://<application-client-id>, or specify a more readable URI like For more information on valid identifierUris patterns and best practices, see Azure AD application registration security best practices. Not nullable.

Supports $filter (eq, ne, ge, le, startsWith).
info informationalUrl Basic profile information of the application, such as it's marketing, support, terms of service, and privacy statement URLs. The terms of service and privacy statement are surfaced to users through the user consent experience. For more information, see How to: Add Terms of service and privacy statement for registered Azure AD apps.

Supports $filter (eq, ne, not, ge, le, and eq on null values).
isDeviceOnlyAuthSupported Boolean Specifies whether this application supports device authentication without a user. The default is false.
isFallbackPublicClient Boolean Specifies the fallback application type as public client, such as an installed application running on a mobile device. The default value is false which means the fallback application type is confidential client such as a web app. There are certain scenarios where Azure AD cannot determine the client application type. For example, the ROPC flow where the application is configured without specifying a redirect URI. In those cases Azure AD interprets the application type based on the value of this property.
keyCredentials keyCredential collection The collection of key credentials associated with the application. Not nullable. Supports $filter (eq, not, ge, le).
logo Stream The main logo for the application. Not nullable.
notes String Notes relevant for the management of the application.
oauth2RequiredPostResponse Boolean Specifies whether, as part of OAuth 2.0 token requests, Azure AD allows POST requests, as opposed to GET requests. The default is false, which specifies that only GET requests are allowed.
onPremisesPublishing onPremisesPublishing Represents the set of properties required for configuring Application Proxy for this application. Configuring these properties allows you to publish your on-premises application for secure remote access.
optionalClaims optionalClaims Application developers can configure optional claims in their Azure AD applications to specify the claims that are sent to their application by the Microsoft security token service. For more information, see How to: Provide optional claims to your app.
parentalControlSettings parentalControlSettings Specifies parental control settings for an application.
passwordCredentials passwordCredential collection The collection of password credentials associated with the application. Not nullable.
publicClient publicClientApplication Specifies settings for installed clients such as desktop or mobile devices.
publisherDomain String The verified publisher domain for the application. Read-only. Supports $filter (eq, ne, ge, le, startsWith).
requiredResourceAccess requiredResourceAccess collection Specifies the resources that the application needs to access. This property also specifies the set of delegated permissions and application roles that it needs for each of those resources. This configuration of access to the required resources drives the consent experience. No more than 50 resource services (APIs) can be configured. Beginning mid-October 2021, the total number of required permissions must not exceed 400. Not nullable.

Supports $filter (eq, not, ge, le).
signInAudience String Specifies the Microsoft accounts that are supported for the current application. The possible values are: AzureADMyOrg, AzureADMultipleOrgs, AzureADandPersonalMicrosoftAccount (default), and PersonalMicrosoftAccount. See more in the table below.

Supports $filter (eq, ne, not).
spa spaApplication Specifies settings for a single-page application, including sign out URLs and redirect URIs for authorization codes and access tokens.
tags String collection Custom strings that can be used to categorize and identify the application. Not nullable.

Supports $filter (eq, not, ge, le, startsWith).
tokenEncryptionKeyId Guid Specifies the keyId of a public key from the keyCredentials collection. When configured, Azure AD encrypts all the tokens it emits by using the key this property points to. The application code that receives the encrypted token must use the matching private key to decrypt the token before it can be used for the signed-in user.
verifiedPublisher verifiedPublisher Specifies the verified publisher of the application.
uniqueName String The unique identifier that can be assigned to an application as an alternative identifier. Immutable. Read-only.
web webApplication Specifies settings for a web application.

signInAudience values

Value Description
AzureADMyOrg Users with a Microsoft work or school account in my organization’s Azure AD tenant (single-tenant).
AzureADMultipleOrgs Users with a Microsoft work or school account in any organization’s Azure AD tenant (multi-tenant).
AzureADandPersonalMicrosoftAccount Users with a personal Microsoft account, or a work or school account in any organization’s Azure AD tenant. For authenticating users with Azure AD B2C user flows, use AzureADandPersonalMicrosoftAccount. This value allows for the widest set of user identities including local accounts and user identities from Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Twitter, or any OpenID Connect provider. This is the default value for the signInAudience property.
PersonalMicrosoftAccount Users with a personal Microsoft account only.


Relationship Type Description
appManagementPolicies appManagementPolicy collection The appManagementPolicy applied to this application.
calls call collection Read-only. Nullable.
connectorGroup connectorGroup The connectorGroup the application is using with Azure AD Application Proxy. Nullable.
createdOnBehalfOf directoryObject Read-only.
extensionProperties extensionProperty collection Read-only. Nullable.
federatedIdentityCredentials federatedIdentityCredential collection Federated identities for applications. This object can only be retrieved on a single GET request (GET /applications/{id}/federatedIdentityCredentials).
onlineMeetings onlineMeeting collection Read-only. Nullable.
owners directoryObject collection Directory objects that are owners of the application. Read-only. Nullable. Supports $expand.
tokenLifetimePolicies tokenLifetimePolicy collection The tokenLifetimePolicies assigned to this application. Supports $expand.

JSON representation

The following is a JSON representation of the resource.

  "addIns": [{"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.addIn"}],
  "api": {"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.apiApplication"},
  "appId": "String",
  "applicationTemplateId": "String",
  "appRoles": [{"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.appRole"}],
  "certification": {"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.certification"},
  "createdDateTime": "String (timestamp)",
  "deletedDateTime": "String (timestamp)",
  "disabledByMicrosoftStatus": "String",
  "displayName": "String",
  "groupMembershipClaims": "String",
  "id": "String (identifier)",
  "identifierUris": ["String"],
  "info": {"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.informationalUrl"},
  "isDeviceOnlyAuthSupported": false,
  "isFallbackPublicClient": false,
  "keyCredentials": [{"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.keyCredential"}],
  "logo": "Stream",
  "notes": "String",
  "oauth2RequiredPostResponse": false,
  "optionalClaims": {"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.optionalClaims"},
  "parentalControlSettings": {"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.parentalControlSettings"},
  "passwordCredentials": [{"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.passwordCredential"}],
  "publicClient": {"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.publicClientApplication"},
  "publisherDomain": "String",
  "requiredResourceAccess": [{"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.requiredResourceAccess"}],
  "signInAudience": "String",
  "spa": {"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.spaApplication"},
  "tags": ["String"],
  "tokenEncryptionKeyId": "String",
  "uniqueName": "String",
  "verifiedPublisher": {"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.verifiedPublisher"},
  "web": {"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.webApplication"}