Update task

Namespace: microsoft.graph.identityGovernance


APIs under the /beta version in Microsoft Graph are subject to change. Use of these APIs in production applications is not supported. To determine whether an API is available in v1.0, use the Version selector.

Update the properties of a task object.


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

For delegated scenarios, the admin needs the Lifecycle Workflows Administrator Azure AD 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 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
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/beta/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