Update emailAuthenticationMethod

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Update a user's email address represented by an emailAuthenticationMethod object.


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.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.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application UserAuthenticationMethod.ReadWrite.All

For delegated scenarios where an admin is acting on another user, the administrator needs the Authentication Administrator or Privileged Authentication Administrator Azure AD role.

HTTP request

Update the email method for your own account. For a signed-in user to update their own authentication method, they must have satisfied a multi-factor authentication requirement during sign in.

PATCH /me/authentication/emailMethods/{id}

Update the email authentication method for another user's account.

PATCH /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/authentication/emailMethods/{id}

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 emailAuthenticationMethod object with the updated email address.

The following table shows the properties that are required when you update the emailAuthenticationMethod.

Property Type Description
emailAddress String New email address.


If successful, this method returns a 204 No Content response code.



PATCH https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/users/kim@contoso.com/authentication/emailMethods/3ddfcfc8-9383-446f-83cc-3ab9be4be18f
Content-Type: application/json

  "emailAddress": "kim@contoso.com"


The following is an example of the response.

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

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content