Update softwareOathAuthenticationMethodConfiguration

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Update the properties of a softwareOathAuthenticationMethodConfiguration object, which represents the third-party software OATH authentication method policy for the Azure AD tenant.

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) Policy.ReadWrite.AuthenticationMethod
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Policy.ReadWrite.AuthenticationMethod

For delegated scenarios, the administrator needs at least the Authentication Policy Administrator Azure AD role.

HTTP request

PATCH /policies/authenticationMethodsPolicy/authenticationMethodConfigurations/softwareOath

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 softwareOathAuthenticationMethodConfiguration object with the values of fields that should be updated. Existing properties that are not included in the request body will maintain their previous values or be recalculated based on changes to other property values. For best performance, don't include existing values that haven't changed.

For the list of properties, see softwareOathAuthenticationMethodConfiguration.

Note: The @odata.type property with a value of #microsoft.graph.softwareOathAuthenticationMethodConfiguration must be included in the body.


If successful, this method returns a 204 No Content response code. It does not return anything in the response body.



The following is an example of a request.

PATCH https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/policies/authenticationMethodsPolicy/authenticationMethodConfigurations/softwareOath
Content-Type: application/json

  "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.softwareOathAuthenticationMethodConfiguration",
  "state": "disabled"


The following is an example of the response

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content