Start synchronizationJob

Namespace: microsoft.graph


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Start an existing synchronization job. If the job is in a paused state, it will continue processing changes from the point where it was paused. If the job is in quarantine, the quarantine status will be cleared. Do not create scripts to call the start job continuously while it's running because that can cause the service to stop running. Use the start job only when the job is currently paused or in quarantine.


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 Application.ReadWrite.OwnedBy, Directory.ReadWrite.All

HTTP Request

POST /servicePrincipals/{id}/synchronization/jobs/{jobId}/start

Request headers

Name Type Description
Authorization string Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


If successful, returns a 204 No Content response. It does not return anything in the response body.



The following is an example of a request.


The following is an example of a response.

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content