List manager


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

Get user's manager. Returns the user or 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.
Content-Type application/json

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.



Here is an example of the request.


Here is an example of the response.

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": ""