workflow: restore

Namespace: microsoft.graph.identityGovernance


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Restore a workflow that has been deleted. You can only restore a workflow that was deleted within the last 30 days before Azure AD automatically permanently deletes it.


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

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

  • Global administrator
  • Lifecycle workflows administrator

HTTP request

POST /identityGovernance/lifecycleWorkflows/deletedItems/workflows/{workflowId}/restore

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this action returns a 200 OK response code and a microsoft.graph.identityGovernance.workflow in the response body.



The following is an example of a request.



The following is an example of the response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json

    "@odata.context": "$metadata#workflow",
    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.identityGovernance.workflow",
    "category": "joiner",
    "description": "Configure new hire tasks for onboarding employees on their first day",
    "displayName": "Australia Onboard new hire employee",
    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2022-08-24T18:51:29.4301671Z",
    "createdDateTime": "2022-08-24T18:30:33.1050022Z",
    "deletedDateTime": null,
    "id": "4c9c57b9-e1e9-4bed-a936-4fad9d8f5638",
    "isEnabled": true,
    "isSchedulingEnabled": false,
    "nextScheduleRunDateTime": null,
    "version": 1,
    "executionConditions": null,
    "lastModifiedBy": {
        "id": "537b3620-fab7-435e-81bb-03fee751b789"
    "tasks@odata.context": "$metadata#identityGovernance/lifecycleWorkflows/deletedItems/workflows('4c9c57b9-e1e9-4bed-a936-4fad9d8f5638')('4c9c57b9-e1e9-4bed-a936-4fad9d8f5638')/tasks",
    "tasks": [],
    "createdBy": {
        "id": "537b3620-fab7-435e-81bb-03fee751b789"