Update workflow (lifecycle workflow)

Namespace: microsoft.graph.identityGovernance


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Update the properties of a workflow 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 one of the following Azure AD roles:

  • Global administrator
  • Lifecycle workflows administrator

HTTP request

PATCH /identityGovernance/lifecycleWorkflows/workflows/{workflowId}

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 workflow for administrative use.
displayName String A unique string that identifies the workflow.
isEnabled Boolean A boolean value that denotes whether the workflow is set to run or not.
isSchedulingEnabled Boolean A Boolean value that denotes whether scheduling is enabled or not.


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/156ce798-1eb6-4e0a-8515-e79f54d04390
Content-Type: application/json
Content-length: 454

    "description": "Configure new hire tasks for onboarding employees on their first day",
    "displayName": "Australia Onboard new hire employee",
    "isEnabled": true,
    "isSchedulingEnabled": false


HTTP/1.1 204 No Content