List directReports

Namespace: microsoft.graph


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Get a user's direct reports. Returns the users and contacts for whom this user is assigned as manager.

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

When an application queries a relationship that returns a directoryObject type collection, if it does not have permission to read a certain derived type (like device), members of that type are returned but with limited information. With this behavior, applications can request the least privileged permissions they need, rather than rely on the set of Directory.* permissions. For details, see Limited information returned for inaccessible member objects.

HTTP request

GET /me/directReports
GET /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/directReports

Optional query parameters

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

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type application/json

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


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



Here is an example of the request.



Here is an example of 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#directoryObjects",
    "value": [
            "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.user",
            "id": "6ea91a8d-e32e-41a1-b7bd-d2d185eed0e0",
            "businessPhones": [],
            "displayName": "Conf Room Adams",
            "givenName": null,
            "jobTitle": null,
            "mail": "",
            "mobilePhone": null,
            "officeLocation": null,
            "preferredLanguage": null,
            "surname": null,
            "userPrincipalName": ""