Create temporaryAccessPassMethod

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Create a new temporaryAccessPassAuthenticationMethod object on a user. A user can only have one Temporary Access Pass that's usable within its specified lifetime. If the user requires a new Temporary Access Pass while the current Temporary Access Pass is valid, the admin can create a new Temporary Access Pass for the user, the previous Temporary Access Pass will be deleted, and a new Temporary Access Pass will be created.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permissions acting on other users

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) UserAuthenticationMethod.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application UserAuthenticationMethod.ReadWrite.All

For delegated scenarios where an admin is acting on another user, the administrator needs the Authentication Administrator or Privileged Authentication Administrator Azure AD role.

HTTP request

POST /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/authentication/temporaryAccessPassMethods

Request headers

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

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of the temporaryAccessPassAuthenticationMethod object.

The following table describes optional properties that can be used when creating the temporaryAccessPassAuthenticationMethod.

Property Type Description
isUsableOnce Boolean Optional. Determines if the pass is limited to a one-time use. If true, the pass can be used once; if false, the pass can be used multiple times within its lifetimeInMinutes setting. A multi-use Temporary Access Pass (isUsableOnce = false), can only be created and used for sign-in if it is allowed by the Temporary Access Pass authentication method policy.
lifetimeInMinutes Int32 Optional. The lifetime of the temporaryAccessPass in minutes starting at creation time or at startDateTime, if set. Must be between 10 and 43200 (equivalent to 30 days). If not specified, the defaultLifetimeInMinutes setting in the Temporary Access Pass authentication method policy is applied.
startDateTime DateTimeOffset Optional. The date and time when the temporaryAccessPass becomes available to use. If not specified, the Temporary Access Pass is available to use immediately after it's created.


If successful, this method returns a 201 Created response code and a temporaryAccessPassAuthenticationMethod object in the response body.



Content-Type: application/json

    "startDateTime": "2022-06-05T00:00:00.000Z",
    "lifetimeInMinutes": 60,
    "isUsableOnce": false


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

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Content-Type: application/json

  "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.temporaryAccessPassAuthenticationMethod",
    "id": "6f1967b7-15e8-4935-ac26-d50770ed07a7",
    "temporaryAccessPass": "+drkzqAD",
    "createdDateTime": "2022-06-02T16:21:09.765173Z",
    "startDateTime": "2022-06-05T00:00:00Z",
    "lifetimeInMinutes": 60,
    "isUsableOnce": false,
    "isUsable": false,
    "methodUsabilityReason": "NotYetValid"