Update task

Namespace: microsoft.graph.identityGovernance

Update the properties of a task object.

This API is available in the following national cloud deployments.

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


Choose the permission or permissions marked as least privileged for this API. Use a higher privileged permission or permissions only if your app requires it. For details about delegated and application permissions, see Permission types. To learn more about these permissions, see the permissions reference.

Permission type Least privileged permissions Higher privileged permissions
Delegated (work or school account) LifecycleWorkflows.ReadWrite.All Not available.
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application LifecycleWorkflows.ReadWrite.All Not available.

For delegated scenarios, the admin needs at least the Lifecycle Workflows Administrator Microsoft Entra role.

HTTP request

PATCH /identityGovernance/lifecycleWorkflows/workflows/{workflowId}/tasks/{taskId}

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 aren't included in the request body maintains 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
description String Describes the purpose of the task for administrative use.
displayName String A unique string that identifies the task within the workflow.


All other properties can be updated by creating a new workflow version. For details, see workflow: createNewVersion.


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



The following is an example of a request.

PATCH https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/identitygovernance/lifecycleWorkflows/workflows/8696088c-1aef-4f65-afe9-acd55343e327/tasks/eb0b8bc2-7756-4429-8ce8-b9f09063cf54
Content-Type: application/json
Content-length: 454

    "description": "Add user to selected groups",
    "displayName": "Update marketing day 1 add users to Group set up",


HTTP/1.1 204 No Content