List appRoleAssignments granted to a service principal

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Retrieve the list of appRoleAssignment that have been granted to a service principal.

App roles that are assigned to service principals are also known as application permissions. Application permissions can be granted directly by creating app role assignments, or through a consent experience.

Note This request might have replication delays for app role assignments that were recently granted or removed.

This API is available in the following national cloud deployments.

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


Choose the permission or permissions marked as least privileged for this API. Use a higher privileged permission or permissions only if your app requires it. For details about delegated and application permissions, see Permission types. To learn more about these permissions, see the permissions reference.

Permission type Least privileged permissions Higher privileged permissions
Delegated (work or school account) Application.Read.All Application.ReadWrite.All, Directory.Read.All, Directory.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application Application.Read.All Application.ReadWrite.All, Application.ReadWrite.OwnedBy, Directory.Read.All, Directory.ReadWrite.All

For delegated scenarios, the calling user needs at least one of the following Microsoft Entra roles.

  • Directory Synchronization Accounts
  • Directory Writer
  • Hybrid Identity Administrator
  • Identity Governance Administrator
  • Privileged Role Administrator
  • User Administrator
  • Application Administrator
  • Cloud Application Administrator

HTTP request

You can address the service principal using either its id or appId. id and appId are referred to as the Object ID and Application (Client) ID, respectively, in app registrations in the Microsoft Entra admin center.

GET /servicePrincipals/{id}/appRoleAssignments
GET /servicePrincipals(appId='{appId}')/appRoleAssignments

Optional query parameters

This method supports the OData query parameters to help customize the response.

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required. Learn more about authentication and authorization.

Request body

Don't supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and a collection of appRoleAssignment objects in the response body.



The following example shows a request to retrieve the app roles that have been assigned to a service principal.



The following example shows the response.

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

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

  "@odata.context": "$metadata#appRoleAssignments",
  "value": [
      "id": "UxOIjjUXr0WvIe4TRFgqTY4z9Wu5KxpBtlEpoTGjw-A",
      "createdDateTime": "2021-02-02T04:22:45.4980259Z",
      "appRoleId": "e2a3a72e-5f79-4c64-b1b1-878b674786c9",
      "principalDisplayName": "dxprovisioning-graphapi-client",
      "principalId": "8e881353-1735-45af-af21-ee1344582a4d",
      "principalType": "ServicePrincipal",
      "resourceDisplayName": "Microsoft Graph",
      "resourceId": "fea94d6d-b5bf-44d2-a887-4f72a8d74f44"