user: assignLicense

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Add or remove subscriptions for the user. You can also enable and disable specific plans associated with a subscription.

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) User.ReadWrite.All Directory.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application User.ReadWrite.All Directory.ReadWrite.All

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

  • Directory Writers
  • License Administrator
  • User Administrator

HTTP request

POST /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/assignLicense

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required. Learn more about authentication and authorization.
Content-Type application/json

Request body

In the request body, provide a JSON object with the following parameters.

Parameter Type Description
addLicenses assignedLicense collection A collection of assignedLicense objects that specify the licenses to add. You can disable plans associated with a license by setting the disabledPlans property on an assignedLicense object.
removeLicenses Guid collection A collection of GUIDs that identify the licenses to remove.


If successful, this method returns 200 OK response code and user object in the response body.


Here is an example of how to call this API.


The following example shows a request.

Content-type: application/json

  "addLicenses": [
      "disabledPlans": [ "11b0131d-43c8-4bbb-b2c8-e80f9a50834a" ],
      "skuId": "45715bb8-13f9-4bf6-927f-ef96c102d394"
  "removeLicenses": [ "bea13e0c-3828-4daa-a392-28af7ff61a0f" ]

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

  "accountEnabled": true,
  "assignedLicenses": [
      "disabledPlans": [ "11b0131d-43c8-4bbb-b2c8-e80f9a50834a" ],
      "skuId": "0118A350-71FC-4EC3-8F0C-6A1CB8867561"
  "assignedPlans": [
      "assignedDateTime": "2016-10-02T12:13:14Z",
      "capabilityStatus": "capabilityStatus-value",
      "service": "service-value",
      "servicePlanId": "bea13e0c-3828-4daa-a392-28af7ff61a0f"
  "businessPhones": [
  "city": "city-value",
  "companyName": "companyName-value"