Get authentication signInPreferences

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.

Read the properties and relationships of a signInPreferences object.


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) UserAuthenticationMethod.Read UserAuthenticationMethod.ReadWrite
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application UserAuthenticationMethod.Read UserAuthenticationMethod.ReadWrite

For delegated scenarios where an admin is acting on another user, the administrator needs at least one of the following Microsoft Entra roles.

  • Global Reader
  • Authentication Administrator
  • Privileged Authentication Administrator

HTTP request

GET /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/authentication/signInPreferences

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 200 OK response code and a signInPreferences object in the response body.



The following is an example of a request.



The following example shows the response.

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

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json

  "isSystemPreferredAuthenticationMethodEnabled": false,
  "userPreferredMethodForSecondaryAuthentication": "push"