Add owner

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Add an owner to an application by posting to the owners collection.

This API is available 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) Application.ReadWrite.All and Directory.Read.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Application.ReadWrite.OwnedBy and Directory.Read.All, Application.ReadWrite.All and Directory.Read.All

Note: Application.ReadWrite.OwnedBy will not be sufficient to add another owner. Consent also to 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.

POST /applications/{id}/owners/$ref
POST /applications(appId='{appId}')/owners/$ref

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required. Learn more about authentication and authorization.

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.

Content-type: application/json

    "": "{id}"


The following example shows the response.

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

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content