Update authenticationStrengthPolicy

Namespace: microsoft.graph


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Update the properties of an authenticationStrengthPolicy object. You cannot update the allowed auth method combinations using this request. To do so, use the Update allowed combinations action.


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) Policy.ReadWrite.ConditionalAccess, Policy.ReadWrite.AuthenticationMethod
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Policy.ReadWrite.ConditionalAccess, Policy.ReadWrite.AuthenticationMethod

HTTP request

PATCH /policies/authenticationStrengthPolicies/{authenticationStrengthPolicyId}

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
displayName String The display name of the policy to be created. Optional.
description String The description of the policy to be created. Optional.


If successful, this method returns a 204 NO CONTENT response code.



The following is an example of a request.

PATCH https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/policies/authenticationStrengthPolicies/a34a4c89-c5bf-4c0b-927d-adc396bf1f19
Content-Type: application/json
Content-length: 239

  "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.authenticationStrengthPolicy",
  "displayName": "FIDO2 only",
  "description": "An auth strength allowing only FIDO2 security keys."


The following is an example of the response

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content