Create nonCustodialDataSources


Create a new ediscoveryNoncustodialDataSource object.

This API is supported in the following national cloud deployments.

Global service US Government L4 US Government L5 (DOD) China operated by 21Vianet


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) eDiscovery.Read.All, eDiscovery.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Not supported.

HTTP request

POST /security/cases/ediscoveryCases/{ediscoveryCaseId}/noncustodialDataSources

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type application/json. Required.

Request body

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

You can specify the following properties when you create an ediscoveryNoncustodialDataSource.

Property Type Description
dataSource Required. Either a or

For userSource, use "dataSource" : { "@odata.type" : "", "email" : "SMTP address"}.
For siteSource use "dataSource" : { "@odata.type" : "", "site@odata.bind" : "siteId" }, Alternatively use the webUrl directly, "dataSource": {"@odata.type": "","site": {"webUrl":}}


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



Here's an example of a request.

Content-Type: application/json

    "dataSource": {
        "@odata.type": "",
        "site": {
            "webUrl": ""


Here's an example of the response.

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

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

    "@odata.context": "$metadata#security/cases/ediscoveryCases('b0073e4e-4184-41c6-9eb7-8c8cc3e2288b')/noncustodialDataSources/$entity",
    "status": "active",
    "holdStatus": "notApplied",
    "createdDateTime": "2022-05-23T03:15:08.5354451Z",
    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2022-05-23T03:15:08.5354451Z",
    "releasedDateTime": "0001-01-01T00:00:00Z",
    "id": "43373338343345303943344434423032",
    "displayName": "Design - top secret"