Azure AD Graph API reference

The Azure Active Directory (AD) Graph API is an OData 3.0 compliant service that you can use to read and modify objects such as users, groups, and contacts in a tenant. Azure AD Graph API exposes REST endpoints that you send HTTP requests to in order to perform operations using the service. The reference topics in this guide show you how to perform specific operations against the resources exposed by the Graph API. Many of the topics are interactive. They expose a Try It feature that you can use to change the parameters of selected operations and observe the responses that are returned from a demo tenant.

This article applies to Azure AD Graph API. For similar info related to Microsoft Graph API, see Major services and features in Microsoft Graph.


We strongly recommend that you use Microsoft Graph instead of Azure AD Graph API to access Azure Active Directory resources. Our development efforts are now concentrated on Microsoft Graph and no further enhancements are planned for Azure AD Graph API. There are a very limited number of scenarios for which Azure AD Graph API might still be appropriate; for more information, see the Microsoft Graph or the Azure AD Graph blog post in the Office Dev Center.

Click the appropriate link below to see the documentation and example for a specific operation. For more general information about the Graph API and its supported features, as well as advanced topics such as differential query, batch processing, directory schema extensions, and others, see Graph API concepts.

Signed-in user (me) operations

Signed-in user operations overview | Get user | Update user | Get manager | Assign manager

User operations

User operations overview | Get users | Get a user | Create users (work or school account) | Create user (local account) | Update user | Reset a user's password | Delete user | Get manager | Assign manager | Get direct reports | Get memberships | Invalidate all refresh tokens | User functions and actions

Group operations

Group operations overview | Get groups | Get a group | Create group | Update group | Delete group | Get members | Add members | Delete member | Group functions and actions

Contact operations

Contact operations overview | Get contacts | Get a contact | Update contact | Delete contact | Get manager | Assign manager | Get direct reports | Get memberships | Contact functions and actions

Directory Role operations

Directory roles operations overview | Get directory roles | Get a directory role | Get directory role templates | Activate a directory role | Get members | Add members | Delete member | Directory role functions and actions

Domain operations

Domains operations overview | Get domains | Get a domain | Create a domain | Update a domain | Delete a domain | Get domain verification records | Get domain service configuration records | Domain functions and actions

Policy operations

Policy overview | Get policy | Create policy | List policies | Update policy | Delete policy | Assign policy | List applications and service principals with specific policy assigned | List policies assigned to application or service principal

Functions and actions

assignLicense | changePassword | checkMemberGroups | getAvailableExtensionProperties | getMemberGroups | getMemberObjects | getObjectsByObjectIds | isMemberOf | servicePrincipalsByAppId | restore | verify

Entities and complex types


Application | AppRoleAssignment | Contact | Contract | Device | DirectoryLinkChange | DirectoryObject | DirectoryRole | DirectoryRoleTemplate | Domain | DomainDnsRecord | DomainDnsCnameRecord | DomainDnsMxRecord | DomainDnsSrvRecord | DomainDnsTxtRecord | DomainDnsUnavailableRecord | ExtensionProperty | Group | LicenseDetail | OAuth2PermissionGrant | Policy | ServiceEndpoint | ServicePrincipal | SubscribedSku | TenantDetail | TrustedCAsForPasswordlessAuth | User

Complex types

AddIn | AlternativeSecurityId | AppRole | AssignedLicense | AssignedPlan | CertificateAuthorityInformation | KeyCredential | KeyValue | LicenseUnitsDetail | OAuth2Permission | PasswordCredential | PasswordProfile | ProvisionedPlan | ProvisioningError | RequiredResourceAccess | ResourceAccess | ServicePlanInfo | ServicePrincipalAuthenticationPolicy | SignInName | UserIdentity | VerifiedDomain

Additional resources

  • Learn more about Graph API supported features, capabilities, and preview features in Graph API concepts
  • See Permission scopes to learn how the Graph API exposes permission scopes to secure access to Azure AD data, and how to configure your client to use them.