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.

This API is available in the following national cloud deployments.

Global service US Government L4 US Government L5 (DOD) China operated by 21Vianet


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.

Permissions acting on other users

Permission type Least privileged permissions Higher privileged permissions
Delegated (work or school account) UserAuthenticationMethod.ReadWrite.All Not available.
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application UserAuthenticationMethod.ReadWrite.All Not available.

For delegated scenarios where an admin is acting on another user, the administrator needs at least the Authentication Administrator or Privileged Authentication Administrator Microsoft Entra role.

HTTP request

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

Request headers

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