Get sharing permission for a file or folder

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Return the effective sharing permission for a particular permission resource.

Effective permissions of an item can come from two sources: permissions set directly on the item itself or permissions that are inherited from the item's ancestors.

Callers can differentiate if the permission is inherited or not by checking the inheritedFrom property. This property is an ItemReference resource referencing the ancestor that the permission is inherited from.


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) Files.Read, Files.ReadWrite, Files.Read.All, Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.Read.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Files.Read, Files.ReadWrite, Files.Read.All, Files.ReadWrite.All
Application Files.Read.All, Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.Read.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

GET /drives/{drive-id}/items/{item-id}/permissions/{perm-id}
GET /groups/{group-id}/drive/items/{item-id}/permissions/{perm-id}
GET /me/drive/items/{item-id}/permissions/{perm-id}
GET /sites/{site-id}/drive/items/{item-id}/permissions/{perm-id}
GET /users/{user-id}/drive/items/{item-id}/permissions/{perm-id}

Optional query parameters

This method support the $select query parameter to shape the response.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and Permission resource in the response body.



Here is an example of the request to access a permission on a folder.

GET /me/drive/items/{item-id}/permissions/{perm-id}


If successful, this method returns a Permission resource for the specified ID.

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

  "@deprecated.GrantedTo": "GrantedTo has been deprecated. Refer to GrantedToV2",
  "grantedTo": {
    "user": {
      "displayName": "Robin Danielsen",
      "id": "efee1b77-fb3b-4f65-99d6-274c11914d12"
  "grantedToV2": {
    "user": {
      "id": "efee1b77-fb3b-4f65-99d6-274c11914d12",
      "displayName": "Robin Danielsen"
    "siteUser": {
      "id": "1",
      "displayName": "Robin Danielsen",
      "loginName": "Robin Danielsen"
  "id": "1",
  "roles": [ "write" ]


The Permission resource uses facets to provide information about the kind of permission represented by the resource.

Permissions with a link facet represent sharing links created on the item. Sharing links contain a unique token that provides access to the item for anyone with the link.

Permissions with a invitation facet represent permissions added by inviting specific users or groups to have access to the file.

Error responses

Read the Error Responses topic for more information about how errors are returned.