Add owner

Namespace: microsoft.graph


APIs under the /beta version in Microsoft Graph are subject to change. Use of these APIs in production applications is not supported. To determine whether an API is available in v1.0, use the Version selector.

Use this API to add an owner to an application by posting to the owners collection.


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, Directory.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Application.ReadWrite.OwnedBy and Directory.Read.All, Application.ReadWrite.All and Directory.Read.All, Directory.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 the Azure portal.

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

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.

Content-type: application/json

"": "{id}"


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