Get longRunningOperation

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Retrieve the status of a long-running operation, represented by a longRunningOperation object. A long-running operation is initiated when you reset a user's password. This resource type is also the base type for the richLongRunningOperation object that represents the status of a long-running operation on a site or a list.

The possible states of the long-running operation are notStarted, running, succeeded, failed, unknownFutureValue where succeeded and failed are terminal states.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions acting on self (from least to most privileged) Permissions acting on others (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) UserAuthenticationMethod.Read, UserAuthenticationMethod.Read.All, UserAuthenticationMethod.ReadWrite, UserAuthenticationMethod.ReadWrite.All UserAuthenticationMethod.Read.All, UserAuthenticationMethod.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application Not supported. Not supported.

For delegated scenarios where an admin is acting on another user, the administrator needs one of the following Azure AD roles.

  • Global Reader
  • Authentication Administrator
  • Privileged Authentication Administrator

HTTP request

GET /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/authentication/operations/{id}

Optional query parameters

This method does not support optional query parameters to customize the response.

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and the requested longRunningOperation object in the response body.



The following is an example of the request.

GET{id | userPrincipalName}/authentication/operations/{id}


The following is an example of the response.

Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

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

  "status": "running",
  "createdDateTime": "2020-03-19T12-01-03.45Z",
  "lastActionDateTime": "2020-03-19T12-01-04.23Z",
  "id": "2d497bb-57bd-47a6-8749-5ccd0869f2bd"