driveItem: extractSensitivityLabels

Namespace: microsoft.graph


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Extract one or more sensitivity labels assigned to a drive item and update the metadata of a drive item with the latest details of the assigned label. In case of failure to extract the sensitivity labels of a file, an extraction error will be thrown with the applicable error code and message.

For more information about sensitivity labels from an administrator's perspective, see Enable sensitivity labels for Office files in SharePoint and OneDrive.

Note: This API is applicable only for supported file extensions. When called, this API first retrieves the sensitivity label metadata of the file from the database, then it checks to determine whether the sensitivity label details are the latest in terms of file content. If yes, the retrieved values from the database are returned. If no, then sensitivity labels are extracted from the content stream of the file, the corresponding metadata is updated in the database, and the newly extracted values are returned.


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) Files.Read.All, Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.Read.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Files.Read.All, Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.Read.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

POST /drives/{drive-id}/items/{item-id}/extractSensitivityLabels
POST /drives/{drive-id}/root:/{item-path}/extractSensitivityLabels
POST /groups/{group-id}/drive/items/{item-id}/extractSensitivityLabels
POST /groups/{group-id}/drive/root:/{item-path}/extractSensitivityLabels
POST /me/drive/items/{item-id}/extractSensitivityLabels
POST /me/drive/root:/{item-path}/extractSensitivityLabels
POST /sites/{site-id}/drive/items/{item-id}/extractSensitivityLabels
POST /sites/{site-id}/drive/root:/{item-path}/extractSensitivityLabels
POST /users/{user-id}/drive/items/{item-id}/extractSensitivityLabels
POST /users/{user-id}/drive/root:/{item-path}/extractSensitivityLabels

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this action returns a 200 OK response code and an extractSensitivityLabelsResult object in the response body.

In addition to general errors that apply to Microsoft Graph, this API returns the 423 Locked response code, which indicates that the file being accessed is locked. In such cases, the code property of the response object indicates the error type that blocks the sensitivity label extraction. The following are the possible values for the error types.

Value Description
fileDoubleKeyEncrypted Indicates that the file is protected via double key encryption; hence it cannot be opened for the extraction of the sensitivity labels.
fileDecryptionNotSupported Indicates that the encrypted file has specific properties which do not allow these files to be opened by SharePoint to extract sensitivity labels.
fileDecryptionDeferred Indicates that the file is being processed for decryption; hence it cannot be opened for the extraction of the sensitivity labels.
unknownFutureValue Evolvable enumeration sentinel value. Do not use.



The following is an example of a request.



The following is an example of the response.

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

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

  "value": {
    "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.extractSensitivityLabelsResult",
    "labels": [
        "sensitivityLabelId": "5feba255-812e-446a-ac59-a7044ef827b5",
        "assignmentMethod": "standard",
        "tenantId": "fed495cb-8c27-41ea-8749-00b0a084bc3d"
        "sensitivityLabelId": "fa781fdf-68c8-43ec-ae08-c4813deb2144",
        "assignmentMethod": "standard",
        "tenantId": "277601b1-6094-456c-a358-95bfc99539d7"
        "sensitivityLabelId": "3937098d-df0c-4c8d-8f66-5876b57b75ba",
        "assignmentMethod": "standard",
        "tenantId": "f2477f30-c8a2-422d-8995-6f056b494655"