Get unifiedRoleDefinition

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Read the properties and relationships of a unifiedRoleDefinition object. Currently directory is the only role-based access control (RBAC) provider supported.

Permissions

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) RoleManagement.Read.Directory, Directory.Read.All, RoleManagement.ReadWrite.Directory, Directory.ReadWrite.All, Directory.AccessAsUser.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application RoleManagement.Read.Directory, Directory.Read.All, RoleManagement.ReadWrite.Directory, Directory.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

GET /roleManagement/directory/roleDefinitions/{id}

Optional query parameters

This method supports the $select OData query parameter to help customize the response. For general information, see OData query parameters.

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.

Response

If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and the requested unifiedRoleDefinition object in the response body.

Examples

Example 1: Get the definition of a custom role

Request

The following is an example of the request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/roleManagement/directory/roleDefinitions/f189965f-f560-4c59-9101-933d4c87a91a

Response

The following is an example of the response.

Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

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


{
    "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#roleManagement/directory/roleDefinitions/$entity",
    "id": "429c3819-053d-4250-9926-4c7dcb18ae17",
    "description": "Allows reading Application Registrations",
    "displayName": "Application Registration Reader",
    "isBuiltIn": false,
    "isEnabled": true,
    "templateId": "f189965f-f560-4c59-9101-933d4c87a91a",
    "version": null,
    "rolePermissions": [
        {
            "allowedResourceActions": [
                "microsoft.directory/applications/allProperties/read"
            ],
            "condition": null
        }
    ],
    "inheritsPermissionsFrom@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#roleManagement/directory/roleDefinitions('f189965f-f560-4c59-9101-933d4c87a91a')/inheritsPermissionsFrom",
    "inheritsPermissionsFrom": []
}

Example 2: Get the definition of a built-in role

Request

The following is an example of the request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/roleManagement/directory/roleDefinitions/fdd7a751-b60b-444a-984c-02652fe8fa1c

Response

The following is an example of the response.

Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

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

{
    "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#roleManagement/directory/roleDefinitions/$entity",
    "id": "fdd7a751-b60b-444a-984c-02652fe8fa1c",
    "description": "Members of this role can create/manage groups, create/manage groups settings like naming and expiration policies, and view groups activity and audit reports.",
    "displayName": "Groups Administrator",
    "isBuiltIn": true,
    "isEnabled": true,
    "resourceScopes": [
        "/"
    ],
    "templateId": "fdd7a751-b60b-444a-984c-02652fe8fa1c",
    "version": "1",
    "rolePermissions": [
        {
            "allowedResourceActions": [
                "microsoft.directory/groups/assignLicense",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/create",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/delete",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/hiddenMembers/read",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/reprocessLicenseAssignment",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/restore",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/basic/update",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/classification/update",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/dynamicMembershipRule/update",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/groupType/update",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/members/update",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/owners/update",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/settings/update",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/visibility/update",
                "microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks",
                "microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks",
                "microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks",
                "microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks",
                "microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/standard/read"
            ],
            "condition": null
        }
    ],
    "inheritsPermissionsFrom@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#roleManagement/directory/roleDefinitions('fdd7a751-b60b-444a-984c-02652fe8fa1c')/inheritsPermissionsFrom",
    "inheritsPermissionsFrom": [
        {
            "id": "88d8e3e3-8f55-4a1e-953a-9b9898b8876b"
        }
    ]
}

Example 3: Get the definition of an Azure AD built-in role and $expand on the role it inherits from

Request

The following is an example of the request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/roleManagement/directory/roleDefinitions/fdd7a751-b60b-444a-984c-02652fe8fa1c?$expand=inheritsPermissionsFrom

Response

The following is an example of the response.

Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

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


{
    "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#roleManagement/directory/roleDefinitions(inheritsPermissionsFrom())/$entity",
    "id": "fdd7a751-b60b-444a-984c-02652fe8fa1c",
    "description": "Members of this role can create/manage groups, create/manage groups settings like naming and expiration policies, and view groups activity and audit reports.",
    "displayName": "Groups Administrator",
    "isBuiltIn": true,
    "isEnabled": true,
    "resourceScopes": [
        "/"
    ],
    "templateId": "fdd7a751-b60b-444a-984c-02652fe8fa1c",
    "version": "1",
    "rolePermissions": [
        {
            "allowedResourceActions": [
                "microsoft.directory/groups/assignLicense",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/create",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/delete",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/hiddenMembers/read",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/reprocessLicenseAssignment",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/restore",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/basic/update",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/classification/update",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/dynamicMembershipRule/update",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/groupType/update",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/members/update",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/owners/update",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/settings/update",
                "microsoft.directory/groups/visibility/update",
                "microsoft.azure.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks",
                "microsoft.azure.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks",
                "microsoft.office365.serviceHealth/allEntities/allTasks",
                "microsoft.office365.supportTickets/allEntities/allTasks",
                "microsoft.office365.webPortal/allEntities/standard/read"
            ],
            "condition": null
        }
    ],
    "inheritsPermissionsFrom@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#roleManagement/directory/roleDefinitions('fdd7a751-b60b-444a-984c-02652fe8fa1c')/inheritsPermissionsFrom",
    "inheritsPermissionsFrom": [
        {
            "id": "88d8e3e3-8f55-4a1e-953a-9b9898b8876b",
            "description": "Can read basic directory information. Commonly used to grant directory read access to applications and guests.",
            "displayName": "Directory Readers",
            "isBuiltIn": true,
            "isEnabled": true,
            "resourceScopes": [
                "/"
            ],
            "templateId": "88d8e3e3-8f55-4a1e-953a-9b9898b8876b",
            "version": "1",
            "rolePermissions": [
                {
                    "allowedResourceActions": [
                        "microsoft.directory/administrativeUnits/standard/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/administrativeUnits/members/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/applications/standard/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/applications/owners/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/applications/policies/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/contacts/standard/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/contacts/memberOf/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/contracts/standard/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/devices/standard/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/devices/memberOf/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/devices/registeredOwners/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/devices/registeredUsers/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/directoryRoles/standard/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/directoryRoles/eligibleMembers/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/directoryRoles/members/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/domains/standard/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/groups/standard/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/groups/appRoleAssignments/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/groups/memberOf/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/groups/members/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/groups/owners/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/groups/settings/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/groupSettings/standard/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/groupSettingTemplates/standard/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/oAuth2PermissionGrants/standard/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/organization/standard/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/organization/trustedCAsForPasswordlessAuth/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/applicationPolicies/standard/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/roleAssignments/standard/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/roleDefinitions/standard/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/appRoleAssignedTo/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/appRoleAssignments/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/standard/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/memberOf/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/oAuth2PermissionGrants/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/owners/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/ownedObjects/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/servicePrincipals/policies/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/subscribedSkus/standard/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/users/standard/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/users/appRoleAssignments/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/users/directReports/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/users/manager/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/users/memberOf/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/users/oAuth2PermissionGrants/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/users/ownedDevices/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/users/ownedObjects/read",
                        "microsoft.directory/users/registeredDevices/read"
                    ],
                    "condition": null
                }
            ]
        }
    ]
}