Remove application owner

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Remove an owner from an application. As a recommended best practice, apps should have at least two owners.


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) Application.ReadWrite.All, Directory.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Application.ReadWrite.OwnedBy, Application.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

DELETE /applications/{id}/owners/{id}/$ref


If /$ref is not appended to the request and the calling app has permissions to manage the user who is the app owner, the user will also be deleted from Azure Active Directory (Azure AD); otherwise, a 403 Forbidden error is returned. You can restore deleted users through the Restore deleted items API.

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply the identifier of the directory object to be assigned as owner.


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



The following example shows the request.



The following is an example of the response.

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

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content