workflow: activate

Namespace: microsoft.graph.identityGovernance

Run a workflow object on-demand. You can run any workflow on-demand, including scheduled workflows. Workflows created from the "Real-time employee termination" template are run on-demand only. When you run a workflow on demand, the tasks are executed regardless of whether the user state matches the scope and trigger execution conditions.

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

POST /identityGovernance/lifecycleWorkflows/workflows/{workflowId}/activate

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required. Learn more about authentication and authorization.
Content-Type application/json. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of the parameters.

The following table shows the parameters that are required with this action.

Parameter Type Description
subjects microsoft.graph.user collection The subjects for whom the workflow is activated.


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



The following example shows a request.

Content-Type: application/json

    "subjects": [ 
        { "id": "8cdf25a8-c9d2-423e-a03d-3f39f03c3e97"},
        { "id": "ea09ac2e-77e3-4134-85f2-25ccf3c33387"}


HTTP/1.1 204 No Content