How to Retrieve a list of authentication methods registered to a user via API call.

CHANDAN CHOLENAHALLI 0 Reputation points

I am trying to Retrieve a list of authentication methods registered to a user or get authentication methods available for users or get users with their registered authentication methods. I tried to do regular http query as below that works for other information retrieval like Azure Role assignments, Group members, Directory Roles etc.. but the below call to get a users authentication method per this Microsoft doc does not seem to work even when a user with Global Admin powers tries

az rest --method get --url ""

also tried

az rest --method get --url "{id}

and powershell commands refered here

he gets below error (he is GA) i get same as regular user

Forbidden({"error":{"code":"accessDenied","message":"Request Authorization failed","innerError":{"message":"Request Authorization failed","date":"2023-03-16T18:45:46","request-id":"xyz","client-request-id":"{xyz}"}}})

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  1. SiddharthGautam-MSFT 855 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Thanks for posting!

    I was able to replicate the error message when I tried to Read users' authentication methods after consenting UserAuthenticationMethod.Read delegated permission using below Graph Endpoint:

    GET /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/authentication/methods

    Please note that to Read users' authentication methods, you need to consent UserAuthenticationMethod.Read.All permission (delegated-least privileged). One of the following permissions is required to call This API.

    • permission acting on self (Supports only delegated permissions).
    • permission acting on other users (Supports both delegated and application permissions).

    Note - For delegated scenarios where an admin is acting on another user, the admin needs one of the following Azure AD roles:

    • Global administrator
    • Global reader
    • Privileged authentication administrator
    • Authentication administrator (only sees masked phone numbers)

    Refer below links for better understanding:

    Hope this helps.

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