Update externalIdentitiesPolicy

Namespace: microsoft.graph


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Update the settings of the tenant-wide externalIdentitiesPolicy object that controls whether external users can leave an Azure AD tenant via self-service controls.


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

HTTP request

PATCH /policies/externalIdentitiesPolicy

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type application/json. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply only the values for properties that should be updated. 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.

The following table specifies the properties that can be updated.

Property Type Description
allowDeletedIdentitiesDataRemoval Boolean Reserved for future use.
allowExternalIdentitiesToLeave Boolean Defines whether external users can leave the guest tenant. If set to false, self-service controls are disabled, and the admin of the guest tenant must manually remove the external user from the guest tenant. When the external user leaves the tenant, their data in the guest tenant is first soft-deleted then permanently deleted in 30 days. Required.


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/beta/policies/externalIdentitiesPolicy



HTTP/1.1 204 No Content