Get emailAuthenticationMethod

Namespace: microsoft.graph


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Retrieve a user's single email Authentication Method object.

This API is available in the following national cloud deployments.

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


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permissions acting on self

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) UserAuthenticationMethod.Read, UserAuthenticationMethod.ReadWrite
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Not supported.

Permissions acting on other users

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) UserAuthenticationMethod.Read.All, UserAuthenticationMethod.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application UserAuthenticationMethod.Read.All, UserAuthenticationMethod.ReadWrite.All

For delegated scenarios where an admin is acting on another user, the administrator needs at least one of the following Microsoft Entra roles.

  • Global Reader
  • Authentication Administrator
  • Privileged Authentication Administrator

HTTP request

The ID of the email authentication method, referenced by {emailMethods-id}, is always 3ddfcfc8-9383-446f-83cc-3ab9be4be18f.

Get details of your own email authentication method.

GET /me/authentication/emailMethods/{emailMethods-id}

Get details of your own or another user's email authentication method.

GET /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/authentication/emailMethods/{emailMethods-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 200 OK response code and the requested emailAuthenticationMethod object in the response body.





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

  "value": {
      "id": "3ddfcfc8-9383-446f-83cc-3ab9be4be18f",
      "emailAddress": ""