Microsoft Entra access reviews
Use Microsoft Entra access reviews to configure one-time or recurring access reviews for attestation of a principal's right to access Microsoft Entra resources. The principals are users or applications (service principals). The Microsoft Entra resources include groups, applications (service principals), access packages, and privileged roles. Access reviews is a feature of Microsoft Entra ID Governance.
Typical customer scenarios for access reviews include:
- Customers can review and certify guest user access to groups through group memberships. Reviewers can use the insights that are provided to efficiently decide whether guests should have continued access.
- Customers can review and certify employee access to Microsoft Entra resources.
- Customers can review and audit assignments to Microsoft Entra ID privileged roles. This supports organizations in the management of privileged access.
The tenant where an access review is being created or managed via the API must have sufficient purchased or trial licenses. For more information about the license requirements, see Access reviews license requirements.
This article describes how to export personal data from a device or service. These steps can be used to support your obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Authorized tenant admins can use Microsoft Graph to correct, update, or delete identifiable information about end users, including customer and employee user profiles or personal data, such as a user's name, work title, address, or phone number, in your Microsoft Entra ID environment.
The following table lists the methods that you can use to interact with access review-related resources.
|List definitions||accessReviewScheduleDefinition collection||Get a list of the accessReviewScheduleDefinition objects and their properties.|
|Create definitions||accessReviewScheduleDefinition||Create a new accessReviewScheduleDefinition object.|
|Get accessReviewScheduleDefinition||accessReviewScheduleDefinition||Read the properties and relationships of an accessReviewScheduleDefinition object.|
|Update accessReviewScheduleDefinition||accessReviewScheduleDefinition||Update the properties of an accessReviewScheduleDefinition object.|
|Delete accessReviewScheduleDefinition||None||Deletes an accessReviewScheduleDefinition object.|
|filterByCurrentUser||accessReviewScheduleDefinition collection||Returns all definitions where the calling user is the reviewer of any instances.|
|List instances||accessReviewInstance collection||Get a list of the accessReviewInstance objects and their properties.|
|Get accessReviewInstance||accessReviewInstance||Read the properties and relationships of an accessReviewInstance object.|
|stop||None||Manually stop an accessReviewInstance.|
|sendReminder||None||Send a reminder to the reviewers of an accessReviewInstance.|
|resetDecisions||None||Resets all decision items on an instance to
|applyDecisions||None||Manually apply decision on an accessReviewInstance.|
|acceptRecommendations||None||Allows the calling user to accept the decision recommendation for each NotReviewed accessReviewInstanceDecisionItem that they are the reviewer on for a specific accessReviewInstance.|
|batchRecordDecisions||None||Review batches of principals or resources in one call.|
|filterByCurrentUser||accessReviewInstance collection||Returns all instance objects on a definition for which the calling user is the reviewer.|
|Instance decision items|
|List decisions||accessReviewInstanceDecisionItem collection||Get a list of the accessReviewInstanceDecisionItem objects and their properties.|
|Get accessReviewInstanceDecisionItem||accessReviewInstanceDecisionItem||Read the properties and relationships of an accessReviewInstanceDecisionItem object.|
|Update accessReviewInstanceDecisionItem||accessReviewInstanceDecisionItem||Update the properties of an accessReviewInstanceDecisionItem object.|
|accessReviewInstanceDecisionItem: filterByCurrentUser||accessReviewInstanceDecisionItem collection||Returns the decision items for which the calling user is the reviewer of.|
|List historyDefinitions||accessReviewHistoryDefinition collection||Get a list of the accessReviewHistoryDefinition objects and their properties.|
|Create historyDefinitions||accessReviewHistoryDefinition||Create a new accessReviewHistoryDefinition object.|
|Get accessReviewHistoryDefinition||accessReviewHistoryDefinition||Read the properties and relationships of an accessReviewHistoryDefinition object.|
|generateDownloadUri||accessReviewHistoryInstance||Generate a URI for an instance that can be used to retrieve review history data.|
|List instances||accessReviewHistoryInstance||Retrieve a list of the accessReviewHistoryInstance objects and their properties.|
Role and application permission authorization checks
The following Microsoft Entra roles are required for a calling user to manage access reviews.
|Operation||Application permissions||Required directory role of the calling user|
|Read||AccessReview.Read.All or AccessReview.ReadWrite.All||Global Administrator, Global Reader, Security Administrator, Security Reader or User Administrator|
|Create, Update or Delete||AccessReview.ReadWrite.All||Global Administrator or User Administrator|
In addition, a user who is an assigned reviewer of an access review can manage their decisions, without needing to be in a directory role.
- Microsoft Entra access reviews
- Tutorials to learn how to use the access reviews API to review access to Microsoft Entra resources
- How an administrator can manage user access with Microsoft Entra access reviews
- How an administrator can manage guest access with Microsoft Entra access reviews