Update accessReviewScheduleDefinition

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Update an existing accessReviewScheduleDefinition object to change one or more of its properties.


Any updates made to an accessReviewScheduleDefinition only apply to future instances. Currently running instances cannot be updated. Additionally, this API is not intended to update properties, including decisions, on the accessReviewInstance level. See accessReviewInstance for more information on instances.


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

HTTP request

PUT /identityGovernance/accessReviews/definitions/{review-id}

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-type application/json. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of an accessReviewScheduleDefinition object.

The following table shows the properties accepted to update an accessReviewScheduleDefinition.

Property Type Description
descriptionForAdmins String Context of the review provided to admins.
descriptionForReviewers String Context of the review provided to reviewers.
displayName String Name of access review series.
fallbackReviewers accessReviewReviewerScope collection A collection of reviewer scopes used to define the list of fallback reviewers who are notified to take action if no users are found from the list of reviewers specified. This could occur when either the group owner is specified as the reviewer but the group owner does not exist, or manager is specified as reviewer but a user's manager does not exist.
reviewers accessReviewReviewerScope collection Defines who the reviewers are. If none are specified, the review is a self-review (users review their own access). The reviewers property is only updatable if individual users are assigned as reviewers. See accessReviewReviewerScope.
stageSettings accessReviewStageSettings collection Defines how many stages each instance of an access review series will have. Stages will be created sequentially based on the dependsOn property. Each stage can have different set of reviewer, fallback reviewers and settings. Only reviewers and fallback reviewers are updatable. See accessReviewStageSettings.
settings accessReviewScheduleSettings The settings for an access review series. See accessReviewScheduleSettings.

A PUT request expects the full object to be passed in, which includes all writable properties, not just the properties being updated.


If successful, this method returns a 204 No Content response code and no response body.


This is an example of updating the displayName of an existing access review series.


In the request body, supply a JSON representation of the new properties of the accessReviewScheduleDefinition object.

PUT https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/identityGovernance/accessReviews/definitions/60860cdd-fb4d-4054-91ba-f75e04444aa6
Content-type: application/json

  "id": "60860cdd-fb4d-4054-91ba-f75e04444aa6",
  "displayName": "Test world UPDATED NAME!",
  "descriptionForAdmins": "Test world",
  "descriptionForReviewers": "Test world",
  "scope": {
    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.accessReviewQueryScope",
    "query": "/groups/b7a059cb-038a-4802-8fc9-b9d1ed0cf11f/transitiveMembers",
    "queryType": "MicrosoftGraph"
  "instanceEnumerationScope": {
    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.accessReviewQueryScope",
    "query": "/groups/b7a059cb-038a-4802-8fc9-b9d1ed0cf11f",
    "queryType": "MicrosoftGraph"
  "reviewers": [],
  "settings": {
    "mailNotificationsEnabled": true,
    "reminderNotificationsEnabled": true,
    "justificationRequiredOnApproval": true,
    "defaultDecisionEnabled": false,
    "defaultDecision": "None",
    "instanceDurationInDays": 3,
    "autoApplyDecisionsEnabled": false,
    "recommendationsEnabled": true,
    "recurrence": {
      "pattern": {
        "type": "weekly",
        "interval": 1
      "range": {
        "type": "noEnd",
        "startDate": "2020-09-15"


HTTP/1.1 204 No Content