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 available in the following national cloud deployments.

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


Choose the permission or permissions marked as least privileged for this API. Use a higher privileged permission or permissions only if your app requires it. For details about delegated and application permissions, see Permission types. To learn more about these permissions, see the permissions reference.

Permission type Least privileged permissions Higher privileged permissions
Delegated (work or school account) AccessReview.ReadWrite.All Not available.
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application AccessReview.ReadWrite.All Not available.

In delegated scenarios with work or school accounts, the signed-in user must be assigned a supported Microsoft Entra role or a custom role with a supported role permission. The following least privileged roles are supported for this operation.

Read access reviews of a group or app Read access reviews of a Microsoft Entra 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. Learn more about authentication and authorization.

Request body

Don't 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