Identity resource type

The Identity resource represents an identity of an actor. For example, an actor can be a user, device, or application.

JSON representation

  "displayName": "string",
  "id": "string",
  "thumbnails": [{ "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.thumbnailSet" }]


Property Type Description
displayName String The identity's display name. Note that this may not always be available or up to date. For example, if a user changes their display name, the API may show the new value in a future response, but the items associated with the user won't show up as having changed when using delta.
id String Unique identifier for the identity.


In some circumstances, the unique identifier for the actor may not be available. In this case, the displayName property for the identity will be returned, but the id property will be missing from the resource.