user resource type

Represents an Azure AD user account. Inherits from directoryObject.

This resource supports:

Methods

Method Return Type Description
List users user collection Get a list of user objects.
Create user user Create a new user object.
Get user user Read properties and relationships of user object.
Update user user Update user object.
Delete user None Delete user object.
List messages message collection Get all the messages in the signed-in user's mailbox.
Create message message Create a new Message by posting to the messages collection.
List mailFolders mailFolder collection Get the mail folder collection under the root folder of the signed-in user.
Create mailFolder mailFolder Create a new MailFolder by posting to the mailFolders collection.
sendMail None Send the message specified in the request body.
List events event collection Get a list of event objects in the user's mailbox. The list contains single instance meetings and series masters.
Create event event Create a new Event by posting to the events collection.
List calendars calendar collection Get a Calendar object collection.
Create calendar calendar Create a new Calendar by posting to the calendars collection.
List calendarGroups calendarGroup collection Get a CalendarGroup object collection.
Create calendarGroup calendarGroup Create a new CalendarGroup by posting to the calendarGroups collection.
List calendarView event collection Get a Event object collection.
List contacts contact collection Get a contact collection from the default Contacts folder of the signed-in user.
Create contact contact Create a new Contact by posting to the contacts collection.
List contactFolders contactFolder collection Get the contact folder collection in the default Contacts folder of the signed-in user.
Create contactFolder contactFolder Create a new ContactFolder by posting to the contactFolders collection.
List directReports directoryObject collection Get the users and contacts that report to the user from the directReports navigation property.
List manager directoryObject Get the user or contact that is this user's manager from the manager navigation property.
List memberOf directoryObject collection Get the groups and directory roles that the user is a direct member of from the memberOf navigation property.
List transitive memberOf directoryObject collection List the groups and directory roles that the user is a member of. This operation is transitive and includes the groups that the user is a nested member of.
List ownedDevices directoryObject collection Get the devices that are owned by the user from the ownedDevices navigation property.
List ownedObjects directoryObject collection Get the directory objects that are owned by the user from the ownedObjects navigation property.
List registeredDevices directoryObject collection Get the devices that are retistered for the user from the registeredDevices navigation property.
List createdObjects directoryObject collection Get the directory objects created by the user from the createdObjects navigation property.
assignLicense user Add or remove subscriptions for the user. You can also enable and disable specific plans associated with a subscription.
List licenseDetails licenseDetails collection Get a licenseDetails object collection.
checkMemberGroups String collection Check for membership in a list of groups. The check is transitive.
delta user collection Get incremental changes for users.
getMemberGroups String collection Return all the groups that the user is a member of. The check is transitive.
getMemberObjects String collection Return all of the groups and directory roles that the user is a member of. The check is transitive.
reminderView Reminder collection Return a list of calendar reminders within the start and end times specified.
revokeSignInSessions None Revokes all the user's refresh and session tokens issued to applications, by resetting the signInSessionsValidFromDateTime user property to the current date-time. This forces the user to sign in to those applications again.
translateExchangeIds convertIdResult collection Translate identifiers of Outlook-related resources between formats.
Open extensions
Create open extension openTypeExtension Create an open extension and add custom properties to a new or existing resource.
Get open extension openTypeExtension collection Get an open extension identified by the extension name.
Schema extensions
Add schema extension values Create a schema extension definition and then use it to add custom typed data to a resource.

Properties

Property Type Description
aboutMe String A freeform text entry field for the user to describe themselves.
accountEnabled Boolean true if the account is enabled; otherwise, false. This property is required when a user is created. Supports $filter.
ageGroup String Sets the age group of the user. Allowed values: null, minor, notAdult and adult. Refer to the legal age group property definitions for further information.
assignedLicenses assignedLicense collection The licenses that are assigned to the user. Not nullable.
assignedPlans assignedPlan collection The plans that are assigned to the user. Read-only. Not nullable.
birthday DateTimeOffset The birthday of the user. The Timestamp type represents date and time information using ISO 8601 format and is always in UTC time. For example, midnight UTC on Jan 1, 2014 would look like this: '2014-01-01T00:00:00Z'
businessPhones String collection The telephone numbers for the user. NOTE: Although this is a string collection, only one number can be set for this property.
city String The city in which the user is located. Supports $filter.
companyName String The company name which the user is associated. This property can be useful for describing the company that an external user comes from.
consentProvidedForMinor String Sets whether consent has been obtained for minors. Allowed values: null, granted, denied and notRequired. Refer to the legal age group property definitions for further information.
country String The country/region in which the user is located; for example, “US” or “UK”. Supports $filter.
createdDateTime DateTimeOffset The created date of the user object.
department String The name for the department in which the user works. Supports $filter.
displayName String The name displayed in the address book for the user. This is usually the combination of the user's first name, middle initial and last name. This property is required when a user is created and it cannot be cleared during updates. Supports $filter and $orderby.
employeeId String The employee identifier assigned to the user by the organization. Supports $filter.
faxNumber String The fax number of the user.
givenName String The given name (first name) of the user. Supports $filter.
hireDate DateTimeOffset The hire date of the user. The Timestamp type represents date and time information using ISO 8601 format and is always in UTC time. For example, midnight UTC on Jan 1, 2014 would look like this: '2014-01-01T00:00:00Z'
id String The unique identifier for the user. Inherited from directoryObject. Key. Not nullable. Read-only.
imAddresses String collection The instant message voice over IP (VOIP) session initiation protocol (SIP) addresses for the user. Read-only.
interests String collection A list for the user to describe their interests.
isResourceAccount Boolean true if the user is a resource account; otherwise, false. Null value should be considered false.
jobTitle String The user’s job title. Supports $filter.
legalAgeGroupClassification String Used by enterprise applications to determine the legal age group of the user. This property is read-only and calculated based on ageGroup and consentProvidedForMinor properties. Allowed values: null, minorWithOutParentalConsent, minorWithParentalConsent, minorNoParentalConsentRequired, notAdult and adult. Refer to the legal age group property definitions for further information.)
licenseAssignmentStates licenseAssignmentState collection State of license assignments for this user. Read-only.
mail String The SMTP address for the user, for example, "jeff@contoso.onmicrosoft.com". Read-Only. Supports $filter.
mailboxSettings mailboxSettings Settings for the primary mailbox of the signed-in user. You can get or update settings for sending automatic replies to incoming messages, locale and time zone.
mailNickname String The mail alias for the user. This property must be specified when a user is created. Supports $filter.
mobilePhone String The primary cellular telephone number for the user.
mySite String The URL for the user's personal site.
officeLocation String The office location in the user's place of business.
onPremisesDistinguishedName String Contains the on-premises Active Directory distinguished name or DN. The property is only populated for customers who are synchronizing their on-premises directory to Azure Active Directory via Azure AD Connect. Read-only.
onPremisesDomainName String Contains the on-premises domainFQDN, also called dnsDomainName synchronized from the on-premises directory. The property is only populated for customers who are synchronizing their on-premises directory to Azure Active Directory via Azure AD Connect. Read-only.
onPremisesExtensionAttributes onPremisesExtensionAttributes Contains extensionAttributes 1-15 for the user. Note that the individual extension attributes are neither selectable nor filterable. For an onPremisesSyncEnabled user, this set of properties is mastered on-premises and is read-only. For a cloud-only user (where onPremisesSyncEnabled is false), these properties may be set during creation or update.
onPremisesImmutableId String This property is used to associate an on-premises Active Directory user account to their Azure AD user object. This property must be specified when creating a new user account in the Graph if you are using a federated domain for the user’s userPrincipalName (UPN) property. Important: The $ and _ characters cannot be used when specifying this property. Supports $filter.
onPremisesLastSyncDateTime DateTimeOffset Indicates the last time at which the object was synced with the on-premises directory; for example: "2013-02-16T03:04:54Z". The Timestamp type represents date and time information using ISO 8601 format and is always in UTC time. For example, midnight UTC on Jan 1, 2014 would look like this: '2014-01-01T00:00:00Z'. Read-only.
onPremisesProvisioningErrors onPremisesProvisioningError collection Errors when using Microsoft synchronization product during provisioning.
onPremisesSamAccountName String Contains the on-premises samAccountName synchronized from the on-premises directory. The property is only populated for customers who are synchronizing their on-premises directory to Azure Active Directory via Azure AD Connect. Read-only.
onPremisesSecurityIdentifier String Contains the on-premises security identifier (SID) for the user that was synchronized from on-premises to the cloud. Read-only.
onPremisesSyncEnabled Boolean true if this object is synced from an on-premises directory; false if this object was originally synced from an on-premises directory but is no longer synced; null if this object has never been synced from an on-premises directory (default). Read-only
onPremisesUserPrincipalName String Contains the on-premises userPrincipalName synchronized from the on-premises directory. The property is only populated for customers who are synchronizing their on-premises directory to Azure Active Directory via Azure AD Connect. Read-only.
otherMails String A list of additional email addresses for the user; for example: ["bob@contoso.com", "Robert@fabrikam.com"]. Supports $filter.
passwordPolicies String Specifies password policies for the user. This value is an enumeration with one possible value being “DisableStrongPassword”, which allows weaker passwords than the default policy to be specified. “DisablePasswordExpiration” can also be specified. The two may be specified together; for example: "DisablePasswordExpiration, DisableStrongPassword".
passwordProfile passwordProfile Specifies the password profile for the user. The profile contains the user’s password. This property is required when a user is created. The password in the profile must satisfy minimum requirements as specified by the passwordPolicies property. By default, a strong password is required.
pastProjects String collection A list for the user to enumerate their past projects.
postalCode String The postal code for the user's postal address. The postal code is specific to the user's country/region. In the United States of America, this attribute contains the ZIP code.
preferredDataLocation String The preferred data location for the user. For more information, see OneDrive Online Multi-Geo.
preferredLanguage String The preferred language for the user. Should follow ISO 639-1 Code; for example "en-US".
preferredName String The preferred name for the user.
provisionedPlans provisionedPlan collection The plans that are provisioned for the user. Read-only. Not nullable.
proxyAddresses String collection For example: ["SMTP: bob@contoso.com", "smtp: bob@sales.contoso.com"] The any operator is required for filter expressions on multi-valued properties. Read-only, Not nullable. Supports $filter.
responsibilities String collection A list for the user to enumerate their responsibilities.
schools String collection A list for the user to enumerate the schools they have attended.
showInAddressList Boolean true if the Outlook global address list should contain this user, otherwise false. If not set, this will be treated as true. For users invited through the invitation manager, this property will be set to false.
skills String collection A list for the user to enumerate their skills.
signInSessionsValidFromDateTime DateTimeOffset Any refresh tokens or sessions tokens (session cookies) issued before this time are invalid, and applications will get an error when using an invalid refresh or sessions token to acquire a delegated access token (to access APIs such as Microsoft Graph). If this happens, the application will need to acquire a new refresh token by making a request to the authorize endpoint. Read-only. Use revokeSignInSessions to reset.
state String The state or province in the user's address. Supports $filter.
streetAddress String The street address of the user's place of business.
surname String The user's surname (family name or last name). Supports $filter.
usageLocation String A two letter country code (ISO standard 3166). Required for users that will be assigned licenses due to legal requirement to check for availability of services in countries. Examples include: "US", "JP", and "GB". Not nullable. Supports $filter.
userPrincipalName String The user principal name (UPN) of the user. The UPN is an Internet-style login name for the user based on the Internet standard RFC 822. By convention, this should map to the user's email name. The general format is alias@domain, where domain must be present in the tenant’s collection of verified domains. This property is required when a user is created. The verified domains for the tenant can be accessed from the verifiedDomains property of organization. Supports $filter and $orderby.
userType String A string value that can be used to classify user types in your directory, such as “Member” and “Guest”. Supports $filter.

This section explains how the three age group properties (legalAgeGroupClassification, ageGroup and consentProvidedForMinor) are used by Azure AD administrators and enterprise application developers to meet age-related regulations.

For example: Cameron is administrator of a directory for an elementary school in Holyport in the United Kingdom. At the beginning of the school year he uses the admissions paperwork to obtain consent from the minor's parents based on the age-related regulations of the United Kingdom. The consent obtained from the parent allows the minor's account to be used by Holyport school and Microsoft apps. Cameron then creates all the accounts and sets ageGroup to "minor" and consentProvidedForMinor to "granted". Applications used by his students are then able to suppress features that are not suitable for minors.

This read-only property is used by enterprise application developers to ensure the correct handling of a user based on their legal age group. It is calculated based on the user's ageGroup and consentProvidedForMinor properties.

Value # Description
null 0 Default value, no ageGroup has been set for the user.
minorWithoutParentalConsent 1 (Reserved for future use)
minorWithParentalConsent 2 The user is considered a minor based on the age-related regulations of their country or region and the administrator of the account has obtained appropriate consent from a parent or guardian.
adult 3 The user considered an adult based on the age-related regulations of their country or region.
notAdult 4 The user is from a country or region that has additional age-related regulations (such as the United States, United Kingdom, European Union or South Korea), and the user's age is between a minor and an adult age (as stipulated based on country or region). Generally, this means that teenagers are considered as notAdult in regulated countries.
minorNoParentalConsentRequired 5 The user is a minor but is from a country or region that has no age-related regulations.

The age group and minor consent properties are optional properties used by Azure AD administrators to help ensure the use of an account is handled correctly based on the age-related regulatory rules governing the user's country or region.

ageGroup property

Value # Description
null 0 Default value, no ageGroup has been set for the user.
minor 1 The user is consider a minor.
notAdult 2 The user is from a country that has statutory regulations United States, United Kingdom, European Union or South Korea) and user’s age is more than the upper limit of kid age (as per country) and less than lower limit of adult age (as stipulated based on country or region). So basically, teenagers are considered as notAdult in regulated countries.
adult 3 The user should be a treated as an adult.

consentProvidedForMinor property

Value # Description
null 0 Default value, no consentProvidedForMinor has been set for the user.
granted 1 Consent has been obtained for the user to have an account.
denied 2 Consent has not been obtained for the user to have an account.
notRequired 3 The user is from a location that does not require consent.

Relationships

Relationship Type Description
activities userActivity collection The user's activities across devices. Read-only. Nullable.
calendar calendar The user's primary calendar. Read-only.
calendarGroups calendarGroup collection The user's calendar groups. Read-only. Nullable.
calendarView event collection The calendar view for the calendar. Read-only. Nullable.
calendars calendar collection The user's calendars. Read-only. Nullable.
contactFolders contactFolder collection The user's contacts folders. Read-only. Nullable.
contacts contact collection The user's contacts. Read-only. Nullable.
createdObjects directoryObject collection Directory objects that were created by the user. Read-only. Nullable.
directReports directoryObject collection The users and contacts that report to the user. (The users and contacts that have their manager property set to this user.) Read-only. Nullable.
drive drive The user's OneDrive. Read-only.
drives drive collection A collection of drives available for this user. Read-only.
events event collection The user's events. Default is to show Events under the Default Calendar. Read-only. Nullable.
extensions extension collection The collection of open extensions defined for the user. Read-only. Nullable.
inferenceClassification inferenceClassification Relevance classification of the user's messages based on explicit designations which override inferred relevance or importance.
licenseDetails licenseDetails collection A collection of this user's license details. Read-only.
mailFolders mailFolder collection The user's mail folders. Read-only. Nullable.
manager directoryObject The user or contact that is this user’s manager. Read-only. (HTTP Methods: GET, PUT, DELETE.)
memberOf directoryObject collection The groups and directory roles that the user is a member of. Read-only. Nullable.
messages message collection The messages in a mailbox or folder. Read-only. Nullable.
onenote onenote Read-only.
outlook outlookUser Read-only.
ownedDevices directoryObject collection Devices that are owned by the user. Read-only. Nullable.
ownedObjects directoryObject collection Directory objects that are owned by the user. Read-only. Nullable.
people person collection People that are relevant to the user. Read-only. Nullable.
photo profilePhoto The user's profile photo. Read-only.
planner plannerUser Entry-point to the Planner resource that might exist for a user. Read-only.
registeredDevices directoryObject collection Devices that are registered for the user. Read-only. Nullable.

JSON representation

Here is a JSON representation of the resource

{
  "aboutMe": "string",
  "accountEnabled": true,
  "ageGroup": "string",
  "assignedLicenses": [{"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.assignedLicense"}],
  "assignedPlans": [{"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.assignedPlan"}],
  "birthday": "String (timestamp)",
  "businessPhones": ["string"],
  "city": "string",
  "companyName": "string",
  "consentProvidedForMinor": "string",
  "country": "string",
  "department": "string",
  "displayName": "string",
  "employeeId": "string",
  "faxNumber" : "string",
  "givenName": "string",
  "hireDate": "String (timestamp)",
  "id": "string (identifier)",
  "imAddresses": ["string"],
  "interests": ["string"],
  "isResourceAccount": false,
  "jobTitle": "string",
  "legalAgeGroupClassification": "string",
  "licenseAssignmentStates": [{"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.licenseAssignmentState"}],
  "mail": "string",
  "mailboxSettings": {"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.mailboxSettings"},
  "mailNickname": "string",
  "mobilePhone": "string",
  "mySite": "string",
  "officeLocation": "string",
  "onPremisesDistinguishedName": "string",
  "onPremisesDomainName": "string",
  "onPremisesExtensionAttributes": {"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.onPremisesExtensionAttributes"},
  "onPremisesImmutableId": "string",
  "onPremisesLastSyncDateTime": "String (timestamp)",
  "onPremisesProvisioningErrors": [{"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.onPremisesProvisioningError"}],
  "onPremisesSamAccountName": "string",
  "onPremisesSecurityIdentifier": "string",
  "onPremisesSyncEnabled": true,
  "onPremisesUserPrincipalName": "string",
  "otherMails": "string",
  "passwordPolicies": "string",
  "passwordProfile": {"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.passwordProfile"},
  "pastProjects": ["string"],
  "postalCode": "string",
  "preferredDataLocation": "string",
  "preferredLanguage": "string",
  "preferredName": "string",
  "provisionedPlans": [{"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.provisionedPlan"}],
  "proxyAddresses": ["string"],
  "responsibilities": ["string"],
  "schools": ["string"],
  "showInAddressList": true,
  "signInSessionsValidFromDateTime": "String (timestamp)",
  "skills": ["string"],
  "state": "string",
  "streetAddress": "string",
  "surname": "string",
  "usageLocation": "string",
  "userPrincipalName": "string",
  "userType": "string",

  "calendar": { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.calendar" },
  "calendarGroups": [{ "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.calendarGroup" }],
  "calendarView": [{ "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.event" }],
  "calendars": [ {"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.calendar"} ],
  "contacts": [ { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.contact" } ],
  "contactFolders": [ { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.contactFolder" } ],
  "createdObjects": [ { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.directoryObject" } ],
  "directReports": [ { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.directoryObject" } ],
  "drive": { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.drive" },
  "drives": [ { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.drive" } ],
  "events": [ { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.event" } ],
  "inferenceClassification": { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.inferenceClassification" },
  "mailFolders": [ { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.mailFolder" } ],
  "manager": { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.directoryObject" },
  "memberOf": [ { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.directoryObject" } ],
  "messages": [ { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.message" } ],
  "outlook": { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.outlookUser" },
  "ownedDevices": [ { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.directoryObject" } ],
  "ownedObjects": [ { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.directoryObject" } ],
  "photo": { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.profilePhoto" },
  "registeredDevices": [ { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.directoryObject" } ]
}

See also