Create browserSite

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Create a new browserSite object in a browserSiteList.

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

HTTP request

POST /admin/edge/internetExplorerMode/siteLists/{browserSiteListId}/sites

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 browserSite object.

You can specify the following properties when you create a browserSite.

Property Type Description
allowRedirect Boolean Controls the behavior of redirected sites. If true, indicates that the site will open in Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge even if the site is navigated to as part of a HTTP or meta refresh redirection chain. Required.
comment String The comment for the site. Required
compatibilityMode browserSiteCompatibilityMode Controls what compatibility setting is used for specific sites or domains. The possible values are: default, internetExplorer8Enterprise, internetExplorer7Enterprise, internetExplorer11, internetExplorer10, internetExplorer9, internetExplorer8, internetExplorer7, internetExplorer5, unknownFutureValue. Required.
mergeType browserSiteMergeType The merge type of the site. The possible values are: noMerge, default, unknownFutureValue. Required.
targetEnvironment browserSiteTargetEnvironment The target environment that the site should open in. The possible values are: internetExplorerMode, internetExplorer11, microsoftEdge, configurable, none, unknownFutureValue. Required.

Prior to June 15, 2022, the internetExplorer11 option would allow opening a site in the Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop application. Following the retirement of IE11 on June 15, 2022, the internetExplorer11 option will no longer open an IE11 window and will instead behave the same as the internetExplorerMode option.
webUrl String The URL of the site. Required.


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



The following is an example of a request.

Content-Type: application/json
Content-length: 387

    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.browserSite",
    "webUrl": "",
    "targetEnvironment": "InternetExplorer11",
    "comment": "A site that opens in InternetExplorer11",
    "mergeType": "default",
    "compatibilityMode": "default",
    "allowRedirect": true


The following is an example of the response.

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

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

    "status": "pendingAdd",
    "id": "a22cbc85-d5d2-4e61-8414-42e6704c36f7",
    "webUrl": "",
    "targetEnvironment": "internetExplorer11",
    "mergeType": "default",
    "compatibilityMode": "default",
    "allowRedirect": true,
    "comment": "A site that opens in InternetExplorer11",
    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2022-06-29T14:51:23.8662592Z",
    "createdDateTime": "2022-06-29T14:51:23.8662595Z",
    "deletedDateTime": null,
    "lastModifiedBy": {
        "user": {
            "id": "f6ff107e-bc40-4918-a432-8d7b60030a7c",
            "displayName": "Joe Smith"
        "application": null
    "history": []