Get a user

Retrieve the properties and relationships of user object.

Note: Getting a user returns a default set of properties only (businessPhones, displayName, givenName, id, jobTitle, mail, mobilePhone, officeLocation, preferredLanguage, surname, userPrincipalName). Use $select to get the other properties and relationships for the user object.

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) User.Read, User.ReadWrite, User.ReadBasic.All, User.Read.All, User.ReadWrite.All, Directory.Read.All, Directory.ReadWrite.All, Directory.AccessAsUser.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) User.Read, User.ReadWrite
Application User.Read.All, User.ReadWrite.All, Directory.Read.All, Directory.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

For a specific user:

GET /users/{id | userPrincipalName}

For the signed-in user:

GET /me

Optional query parameters

This method supports the OData Query Parameters to help customize the response.

By default, only a limited set of properties are returned ( businessPhones, displayName, givenName, id, jobTitle, mail, mobilePhone, officeLocation, preferredLanguage, surname, userPrincipalName ).

To return an alternative property set, you must specify the desired set of user properties using the OData $select query parameter. For example, to return displayName, givenName, and postalCode, you would use the add the following to your query $select=displayName,givenName,postalCode

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type application/json

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.

Response

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

Examples

Example 1: Standard users request

By default, only a limited set of properties are returned ( businessPhones, displayName, givenName, id, jobTitle, mail, mobilePhone, officeLocation, preferredLanguage, surname, userPrincipalName ). This example illustrates the default request and response.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/users/{id | userPrincipalName}
Response
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 491

{
  "businessPhones": [
       "businessPhones-value"
   ],
   "displayName": "displayName-value",
   "givenName": "givenName-value",
   "jobTitle": "jobTitle-value",
   "mail": "mail-value",
   "mobilePhone": "mobilePhone-value",
   "officeLocation": "officeLocation-value",
   "preferredLanguage": "preferredLanguage-value",
   "surname": "surname-value",
   "userPrincipalName": "userPrincipalName-value",
   "id": "id-value"
}

Example 2: Signed-in user request

You can get the user information for the signed-in user by replacing /users/{id | userPrincipalName} with /me.

Request
GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me
Response
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 491

{
  "businessPhones": [
       "businessPhones-value"
   ],
   "displayName": "displayName-value",
   "givenName": "givenName-value",
   "jobTitle": "jobTitle-value",
   "mail": "mail-value",
   "mobilePhone": "mobilePhone-value",
   "officeLocation": "officeLocation-value",
   "preferredLanguage": "preferredLanguage-value",
   "surname": "surname-value",
   "userPrincipalName": "userPrincipalName-value",
   "id": "id-value"
}

Example 3: Users request using $select

If you need a different property set, you can use the OData $select query parameter. For example, to return displayName, givenName, and postalCode, you would use the add the following to your query $select=displayName,givenName,postalCode

Request
GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/users/{id | userPrincipalName}?$select=displayName,givenName,postalCode
Response
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 491

{
   "displayName": "displayName-value",
   "givenName": "givenName-value",
   "postalCode": "postalCode-value"
}