List accessReviews (deprecated)

Namespace: microsoft.graph


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This version of the access review API is deprecated and will stop returning data on May 19, 2023. Please use access reviews API.

Retrieve the accessReview objects for a particular businessFlowTemplate. A list of zero or more accessReview objects are returned, for each one-time and recurring access review that was created with that business flow template. Note that business flow template IDs are case sensitive.


If any of the access reviews that match the filter is a recurring access review, one accessReview object will be returned to represent each recurring series as a whole, in addition to any current, past and the next upcoming instance. For example, if there is a monthly recurring access review of guest members of group A, a quarterly recurring access review of guest members of group B, and a one-time access review of guest members of group C, each of these recurrences have just started, and the caller queries for access reviews with a business flow template of reviews of guest members of groups, three objects will be returned representing the three series, as well as three objects for the current access review instances, and potentially three objects for the next upcoming instances. To retrieve the instances of a recurring access review, or the access review instance scheduled for a particular month or quarter, the caller can subsequently navigate the instance relationship of the recurring accessReview object. The instance relationship links to the accessReview objects for a current or the past instances of the recurring access review.

If many access reviews match the filter, to improve efficiency and avoid timeouts, retrieve the result set in pages, by including both the $top query parameter with a page size, for example 100, and the $skip=0 query parameter in the request. These parameters can be included even when you do not anticipate that the request will span multiple pages. When a result set spans multiple pages, Microsoft Graph returns that page with an @odata.nextLink property in the response that contains a URL to the next page of results. If that property is present, continue making additional requests with the @odata.nextLink URL in each response, until all the results are returned, as described in paging Microsoft Graph data in your app.

The accessReview objects returned by this API will not include nested structure properties such as settings, or relationships. To retrieve an access review settings or relationships, use the get accessReview API.


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) AccessReview.Read.All, AccessReview.ReadWrite.Membership, AccessReview.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application AccessReview.Read.All, AccessReview.ReadWrite.Membership

The signed in user must also be in a directory role that permits them to read an access review.

HTTP request

GET /accessReviews?$filter=businessFlowTemplateId eq {businessFlowTemplate-id}&$top={pagesize}&$skip=0

Request headers

Name Type Description
Authorization string Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Do not supply a request body.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and an array of accessReview objects in the response body.



The following example shows a request to retrieve all the one-time and recurring access reviews for a business flow template '6e4f3d20-c5c3-407f-9695-8460952bcc68'.



Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json

         "id": "2b83cc42-09db-46f6-8c6e-16fec466a82d",
         "displayName": "review",
         "startDateTime": "2017-11-14T01:14:54.89Z",
         "endDateTime": "2017-12-14T01:14:54.89Z",
         "status": "InProgress",
         "businessFlowTemplateId": "6e4f3d20-c5c3-407f-9695-8460952bcc68",
         "reviewerType": "self",
         "description": "",

See also