Get accessReviewHistoryDefinition

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Retrieve an accessReviewHistoryDefinition object by its identifier. All the properties of the access review history definition object are returned. If the definition is 30 days or older, a 404 Not Found error is returned.

This API is supported in the following national cloud deployments.

Global service US Government L4 US Government L5 (DOD) China operated by 21Vianet


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

For delegated scenarios, the signed-in user must have at least one of the following Azure AD roles.

Read access reviews of a group or app Read access reviews of an Azure AD role
The creator of the access review schedule definition
Global Reader
Security Reader
User Administrator
Identity Governance Administrator
Security Administrator
Security Reader
Identity Governance Administrator
Privileged Role Administrator
Security Administrator

HTTP request

GET /identityGovernance/accessReviews/historyDefinitions/{definition-id}

Optional query parameters

This method supports the $select and $expand OData query parameters to help customize the response. Including ?$expand=instances will include in the response object the instances associated with the accessReviewHistoryDefinition object. For general information, see OData query parameters.

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and an accessReviewHistoryDefinition object in the response body.





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

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

  "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.accessReviewHistoryDefinition",
  "id": "b2cb022f-b7e1-40f3-9854-c65a40861c38",
  "displayName": "Last quarter's group reviews April 2021",
  "reviewHistoryPeriodStartDateTime": "2021-01-01T00:00:00Z",
  "reviewHistoryPeriodEndDateTime": "2021-04-05T00:00:00Z",
  "decisions": [
  "status": "done",
  "createdDateTime": "2021-04-14T00:22:48.9392594Z",
  "createdBy": {
    "id": "957f1027-c0ee-460d-9269-b8444459e0fe",
    "displayName": "MOD Administrator",
    "userPrincipalName": ""
  "scopes": [
      "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.accessReviewQueryScope",
      "queryType": "MicrosoftGraph",     
      "query": "/identityGovernance/accessReviews/definitions?$filter=contains(scope/query, 'accessPackageAssignments')",
      "queryRoot": null
      "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.accessReviewQueryScope",
      "queryType": "MicrosoftGraph",     
      "query": "/identityGovernance/accessReviews/definitions?$filter=contains(scope/query, '/groups')",
      "queryRoot": null