Create program (deprecated)

Namespace: microsoft.graph


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This version of the access review API is deprecated and will stop returning data on May 19, 2023. Please use access reviews API.

In the Azure AD access reviews feature, create a new program 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) ProgramControl.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Not supported.

The signed in user must also be in a directory role that permits them to create a program.

HTTP request

POST /programs

Request headers

Name Type Description
Authorization string Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of a program object.

The following table shows the properties that are required when you create a program.

Property Type Description
displayName String The name of the program.
description String The description of the program.


If successful, this method returns a 201, Created response code and program object in the response body.



In the request body, supply a JSON representation of the program object.

Content-type: application/json

    "displayName": "testprogram3",
    "description": "test description"

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

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Content-type: application/json

    "id": "7e59d237-2fb0-4e5d-b7bb-d4f9f9129213",
    "displayName": "testprogram3",
    "description": "test description"

See also

Method Return Type Description
List programs program collection Get a collection of all the programs.
List programControls of a program programControl collection Get a collection of the controls of a program.
Update program program Update a program.
Create programControl programControl Add a programControl to a program.