Delete directoryObject

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Delete a directory object, for example, a group, user, application, or service principal.

This API is available in the following national cloud deployments.

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


The following table shows the least privileged permission or permissions required to call this API on each supported resource type. Follow best practices to request least privileged permissions. For details about delegated and application permissions, see Permission types. To learn more about these permissions, see the permissions reference.

Supported resource Delegated (work or school account) Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Application
application Application.ReadWrite.All Not supported. Application.ReadWrite.All
group Group.ReadWrite.All Not supported. Group.ReadWrite.All
servicePrincipal Application.ReadWrite.All Not supported. Application.ReadWrite.All
user User.ReadWrite.All Not supported. User.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

DELETE /directoryObjects/{id}

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required. Learn more about authentication and authorization.

Request body

Don't supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns a 204 No Content response code. It doesn't return anything in the response body.



The following example shows a request.



The following example shows the response.

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content