Get authentication operation

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.

Retrieve the properties and relationships of an operation object. Currently these operations are generated by initiating a password reset using the reset password method. An operation object tells the caller about the current state of that password reset operation. Possible states include:

  • NotStarted
  • Running
  • Succeeded
  • Failed

Succeeded and Failed are terminal states.

This API is supported in the following national cloud deployments.

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


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

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

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

  • Global Reader
  • Authentication Administrator
  • Privileged Authentication Administrator

HTTP request

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

Optional query parameters

This method does not support optional query parameters to customize the response.

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and the requested operation object in the response body.



The following is an example of the request.

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


The following is an example of the response.

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

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

  "status": "running",
  "createdDateTime": "2020-03-19T12-01-03.45Z",
  "lastActionDateTime": "2020-03-19T12-01-04.23Z",
  "id": "2d497bb-57bd-47a6-8749-5ccd0869f2bd"