Update attributeSet

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.

Update the properties of an attributeSet object.


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) CustomSecAttributeDefinition.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application CustomSecAttributeDefinition.ReadWrite.All

The signed-in user must also be assigned the Attribute Definition Administrator directory role. By default, Global Administrator and other administrator roles do not have permissions to read, define, or assign custom security attributes.

HTTP request

PATCH /directory/attributeSets/{attributeSetId}

Request headers

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

Request body

In the request body, supply only the values for properties that should be updated. Existing properties that are not included in the request body will maintain their previous values or be recalculated based on changes to other property values.

The following table specifies the properties that can be updated.

Property Type Description
description String Description of the attribute set. Can be up to 128 characters long and include Unicode characters. Optional.
maxAttributesPerSet Int32 Maximum number of custom security attributes that can be defined in this attribute set. Default value is null. If not specified, the administrator can add up to the maximum of 500 active attributes per tenant. Optional.


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


Example: Update an attribute set

The following example updates the description and the maximum number of attributes for an attribute set named Engineering.


PATCH https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/directory/attributeSets/Engineering
Content-Type: application/json
Content-length: 119

    "description":"Attributes for engineering team",


HTTP/1.1 204 No Content