List manager

Get user's manager. Returns the user or organizational contact assigned as the user's manager.


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

HTTP request

GET /me/manager
GET /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/manager

Optional query parameters

This method supports the OData query parameters to help customize the response.

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


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



The following is an example of the request.


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

  "objectType": "User",
  "id": "111048d2-2761-4347-b978-07354283363b",
  "accountEnabled": true,
  "city": "San Diego",
  "country": "United States",
  "department": "Sales & Marketing",
  "displayName": "Sara Davis",
  "givenName": "Sara",
  "jobTitle": "Finance VP",
  "mail": "",
  "mailNickname": "SaraD",
  "state": "CA",
  "streetAddress": "9256 Towne Center Dr., Suite 400",
  "surname": "Davis",
  "usageLocation": "US",
  "userPrincipalName": ""