Update emailAuthenticationMethodConfiguration

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Update the properties of an emailAuthenticationMethodConfiguration object, which represents the email OTP authentication method policy for the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) tenant.


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) Policy.ReadWrite.AuthenticationMethod
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Policy.ReadWrite.AuthenticationMethod

For delegated scenarios, the administrator needs one of the following Azure AD roles:

  • Authentication Policy Administrator
  • Global Administrator

HTTP request

PATCH /policies/authenticationMethodsPolicy/authenticationMethodConfigurations/email

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 emailAuthenticationMethodConfiguration object. Existing properties that are not included in the request body will maintain their previous values or be recalculated based on changes to other property values. For best performance, don't include existing values that haven't changed.

For the list of properties that can be updated, see emailAuthenticationMethodConfiguration.

Note: The @odata.type property with a value of #microsoft.graph.emailAuthenticationMethodConfiguration must be included in the body.


If successful, this method returns a 204 No Content response code. It does not return anything in the response body.



PATCH https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/policies/authenticationMethodsPolicy/authenticationMethodConfigurations/email
Content-Type: application/json

  "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.emailAuthenticationMethodConfiguration",
  "allowExternalIdToUseEmailOtp": "enabled",