Delete application

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Delete an application object. When deleted, apps are moved to a temporary container and can be restored within 30 days. After that time, they are permanently deleted.

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) Application.ReadWrite.All Not available.
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Application.ReadWrite.All Not available.
Application Application.ReadWrite.OwnedBy Application.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

You can address the application using either its id or appId. id and appId are referred to as the Object ID and Application (Client) ID, respectively, in app registrations in the Microsoft Entra admin center. Replace {applicationObjectId} with the id for the application object.

DELETE /applications/{applicationObjectId}
DELETE /applications(appId='{appId}')

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Don't supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns a 204 No Content response code. It doesn't return anything in the response body.



Here is an example of the request.


Here is an example of the response.

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content