Create device

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Create and register a new device in the organization.

This API is available in the following national cloud deployments.

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

Permissions

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) Directory.AccessAsUser.All Not available.
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application Not supported. Not supported.

The calling user must also be in one of the following Microsoft Entra roles: Global Administrator, Intune Administrator, or Windows 365 Administrator.

HTTP request

POST /devices

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-type application/json

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of device object.

Response

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

Example

Request

Here is an example of the request.

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/devices
Content-type: application/json

{
  "accountEnabled":false,
  "alternativeSecurityIds":
  [
    {
      "type":2,
      "key":"base64Y3YxN2E1MWFlYw=="
    }
  ],
  "deviceId":"4c299165-6e8f-4b45-a5ba-c5d250a707ff",
  "displayName":"Test device",
  "operatingSystem":"linux",
  "operatingSystemVersion":"1"
}

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of device object.

Response

Here 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

{
  "accountEnabled":false,
  "alternativeSecurityIds":
  [
    {
      "type":2,
      "key":"base64Y3YxN2E1MWFlYw=="
    }
  ],
  "deviceId":"4c299165-6e8f-4b45-a5ba-c5d250a707ff",
  "displayName":"Test device",
  "id": "id-value",
  "operatingSystem":"linux",
  "operatingSystemVersion":"1"
}