Create identityProvider (deprecated)

Namespace: microsoft.graph


This identity provider API is deprecated and will stop returning data after March, 2023. Please use the new identity provider API.

Create a new identityProvider by specifying display name, identityProvider type, client ID, and client secret.

This API is supported in the following national cloud deployments.

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


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

The work or school account must be a global administrator of the tenant.

HTTP request

POST /identityProviders

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type application/json. Required.

Request body

In the request body, provide a JSON representation of identityProvider object. All the properties listed in the following table are required.

Property Type Description
clientId String The client ID for the application. This is the client ID obtained when registering the application with the identity provider.
clientSecret String The client secret for the application. This is the client secret obtained when registering the application with the identity provider.
name String The display name of the identity provider.
type String The identity provider type. It must be one of the following values for B2C Scenarios:
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Amazon
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • GitHub
  • Twitter
  • Weibo
  • QQ
  • WeChat
For B2B it can only be Google


If successful, this method returns 201 Created response code and identityProvider object in the response body. If unsuccessful, a 4xx error will be returned with specific details.


The following example creates an identityProvider.

Content-type: application/json

    "name": "Login with Amazon",
    "type": "Amazon",
    "clientId": "56433757-cadd-4135-8431-2c9e3fd68ae8",
    "clientSecret": "000000000000"
HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Content-type: application/json

    "id": "Amazon-OAUTH",
    "name": "Login with Amazon",
    "type": "Amazon",
    "clientId": "56433757-cadd-4135-8431-2c9e3fd68ae8",
    "clientSecret": "*****"