Get a user

Important

APIs under the /beta version in Microsoft Graph are subject to change. Use of these APIs in production applications is not supported.

Retrieve the properties and relationships of user object.

Since the user resource supports extensions, you can also use the GET operation to get custom properties and extension data in a user instance.

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

GET /users/{id | userPrincipalName}

Optional query parameters

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

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.

This method returns 202 Accepted when the request has been processed successfully but the server requires more time to complete related background operations.

Example

Example 1: Get the properties of the signed-in user

Request

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/me
Response

Here is an example of the response. Note: The response object shown here may be truncated for brevity.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 491

{
   "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: Get the properties of the specified user

Request

The following example shows a request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/users/{id}

Response

The following example shows the response.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 491

{
      "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"
}

See also