authenticationMethod resource type

Namespace: microsoft.graph


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An abstract type that represents an authentication method registered to a user. An authentication method is something used by a user to authenticate or otherwise prove their identity to the system. Some examples include password, phone (usable via SMS or voice call), FIDO2 security keys, and more.

This resource type is an abstract type that's inherited by the following derived types:


Listing users' authentication methods only returns methods supported on this API version and registered to the user. See Microsoft Entra authentication methods API overview for a list of currently supported methods.


Method Return type Description
List authenticationMethod collection Read the properties and relationships of all of a user's authenticationMethod objects.


Property Type Description
id String The identifier of this instance of an authentication method registered to this user. Read-only.



JSON representation

The following is a JSON representation of the resource.

  "id": "String (identifier)"