Create attributeSet

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Create a new attributeSet 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) CustomSecAttributeDefinition.ReadWrite.All Not available.
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application CustomSecAttributeDefinition.ReadWrite.All Not available.

The signed-in user must also be assigned at least the Attribute Definition Administrator directory role. By default, Global Administrator and other administrator roles don't have permissions to read, define, or assign custom security attributes.

HTTP request

POST /directory/attributeSets

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 attributeSet object.

The following table shows the properties that you can configure when you create an attributeSet.

Property Type Description
description String Description of the attribute set. Can be up to 128 characters long and include Unicode characters. Can be changed later. Optional.
id String Identifier for the attribute set that is unique within a tenant. Can be up to 32 characters long and include Unicode characters. Cannot contain spaces or special characters. Cannot be changed later. Case insensitive. Required.
maxAttributesPerSet Int32 Maximum number of custom security attributes that can be defined in this attribute set. Default value is null. If not specified, the administrator can add up to the maximum of 500 active attributes per tenant. Can be changed later. Optional.


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



The following example adds a new attribute set named Engineering.

Content-Type: application/json

    "description":"Attributes for engineering team",


The following example shows the response.

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

    "@odata.context": "$metadata#directory/attributeSets/$entity",
    "description": "Attributes for engineering team",
    "id": "Engineering",
    "maxAttributesPerSet": 25