Get a site resource

Retrieve properties and relationships for a site resource. A site resource represents a team site in SharePoint.

A site is addressed by a unique identifier which is a composite ID of the following values:

  • Site collection hostname (
  • Site collection unique ID (GUID)
  • Site unique ID (GUID)

There is also a reserved site identifier, root, which always references the root site for a given target, as follows:

  • /sites/root: The tenant root site.
  • /groups/{group-id}/sites/root: The group's team site.


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) Sites.Read.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Sites.Read.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All

Get the tenant's root site

To access the root SharePoint site within a tenant:

GET /sites/root
GET /sites/

Access a site by server-relative URL

If you have the server-relative URL for a site resource, you can construct a request as follows:

GET /sites/{hostname}:/{server-relative-path}

Access a group team site

To access the team site for a group:

GET /groups/{group-id}/sites/root



GET /sites/{site-id}


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

  "id": ",2C712604-1370-44E7-A1F5-426573FDA80A,2D2244C3-251A-49EA-93A8-39E1C3A060FE",
  "displayName": "OneDrive Team Site",
  "name": "1drvteam",
  "createdDateTime": "2017-05-09T20:56:00Z",
  "lastModifiedDateTime": "2017-05-09T20:56:01Z",
  "webUrl": ""