Microsoft Graph - GET Outlook Calendar events - 403

Nikhil Kamble 20 Reputation points

Hi there,

Trying to access events using "Authorization code grant flow"

This is how I get the token

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When adding a calendar event I can do a POST with the token and I get return 201 saying that the event is created (This is all good).

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Now when I am trying to get the event for that user I get 403 "Access is denied"

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I have the following permissions on the Azure portal

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I do have admin consent

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Although this is using Graph Explorer which uses (Client credentials grant flow) I think I can get the calendar events

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Thanks in advance!

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  1. Gopinath Chennamadhavuni 2,426 Reputation points

    Hi Nikhil Kamble

    Thanks for reaching out.

    I can reproduce your issue in my test tenant, and I have resolved this issue with below approach.

    Try to remove & revoke all permission of the specific app and grant the required permissions again, then execute the Graph API. You can find the similar post:

    Please refer the link for more details:

    Hope this helps.

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  1. CarlZhao-MSFT 35,266 Reputation points

    Hi @Nikhil Kamble

    According to the documentation:

    There are two scenarios where an app can get events in another user's calendar:

    • If the app has application permissions, or,
    • If the app has the appropriate delegated permissions from one user, and another user has shared a calendar with that user, or, has given delegated access to that user. See details and an example.

    So, if you are using auth code flow to access other users' calendar events, make sure that the logged-in user has shared the calendar with the target user, or that the target user has granted delegated access to the logged-in user.

    If you are using the client credentials flow to access other users' calendar events, then you only need to have one of the Calendars.Read or Calendars.ReadWrite application permissions.

    using Azure.Identity; 
    using Microsoft.Graph;
    using Newtonsoft.Json;
    var scopes = new[] { "" };
    var tenantId = "{tenant id of the azure ad}";
    // Values from app registration
    var clientId = "YOUR_CLIENT_ID";
    var clientSecret = "YOUR_CLIENT_SECRET";
    // using Azure.Identity;
    var options = new TokenCredentialOptions
        AuthorityHost = AzureAuthorityHosts.AzurePublicCloud
    var clientSecretCredential = new ClientSecretCredential(
        tenantId, clientId, clientSecret, options);
    var graphClient = new GraphServiceClient(clientSecretCredential, scopes);
          var events = await graphClient.Users["
          .Header("Prefer", "outlook.timezone=\"Pacific Standard Time\"")
          Console.WriteLine("events:" + JsonConvert.SerializeObject(events));
    catch (Exception ex) { 
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