Get device

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Get the properties and relationships of a device object.

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.

Permission type Least privileged permissions Higher privileged permissions
Delegated (work or school account) Device.Read.All Directory.Read.All, Directory.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application Device.Read.All Device.ReadWrite.All, Directory.Read.All, Directory.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

You can address the device using either its id or deviceId.

GET /devices/{id}
GET /devices(deviceId='{deviceId}')

Optional query parameters

This method supports the $select OData query parameter to help customize the response.

Request headers

Name Type Description
Authorization string Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Don't supply a request body for this method.


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


Example 1: Get a device


The following example shows a request.



The following example shows the response.

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

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

  "@odata.context": "$metadata#devices/$entity",
  "": "",
  "id": "000005c3-b7a6-4c61-89fc-80bf5ccfc366",

Example 2: Get a device and return only its id and extensionAttributes properties


The following request retrieves the id and extensionAttributes property of a device.



The following example shows the response.

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

    "@odata.context": "$metadata#devices(id,extensionAttributes)/$entity",
    "id": "6a59ea83-02bd-468f-a40b-f2c3d1821983",
    "extensionAttributes": {
        "extensionAttribute1": "BYOD-Device",
        "extensionAttribute2": null,
        "extensionAttribute3": null,
        "extensionAttribute4": null,
        "extensionAttribute5": null,
        "extensionAttribute6": null,
        "extensionAttribute7": null,
        "extensionAttribute8": null,
        "extensionAttribute9": null,
        "extensionAttribute10": null,
        "extensionAttribute11": null,
        "extensionAttribute12": null,
        "extensionAttribute13": null,
        "extensionAttribute14": null,
        "extensionAttribute15": null