List a user's direct memberships

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Important

APIs under the /beta version in Microsoft Graph are subject to change. Use of these APIs in production applications is not supported. To determine whether an API is available in v1.0, use the Version selector.

Get groups, directory roles, and administrative units that the user is a direct member of. This operation isn't transitive. To retrieve groups, directory roles, and administrative units that the user is a member through transitive membership, use the List user transitive memberOf API.

This API is available in the following national cloud deployments.

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

Permissions

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

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/memberOf
GET /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/memberOf

Optional query parameters

This method supports the OData query parameters to help customize the response, including $search, $count, and $filter. OData cast is also enabled; for example, you can cast to get just the directoryRoles the user is a member of. You can use $search on the displayName property. Items that are added or updated for this resource are specially indexed for use with the $count and $search query parameters. There can be a slight delay between when an item is added or updated and when it's available in the index.

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required. Learn more about authentication and authorization.
ConsistencyLevel eventual. This header and $count are required when using the $search, $filter, $orderby, or OData cast query parameters. It uses an index that might not be up-to-date with recent changes to the object.

Request body

Don't supply a request body for this method.

Response

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

Examples

Example 1: Get groups, directory roles, and administrative units that the user is a direct member of

Request

The following example shows a request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/users/{id}/memberOf

Response

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

{
  "value": [
    {
      "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.group",
      "displayName": "All Users",
      "mailEnabled": false,
      "securityEnabled": true
    }
  ]
}

Example 2: Get only a count of all groups, directory roles, and administrative units that the user is a direct member of

Request

The following example shows a request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/users/{id}/memberOf/$count
ConsistencyLevel: eventual

Response

The following example shows the response.

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

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: text/plain

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Example 3: Use OData cast to get only a count of group membership

Request

The following example shows a request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/users/{id}/memberOf/microsoft.graph.group/$count
ConsistencyLevel: eventual

Response

The following example shows the response.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: text/plain

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Example 4: Use $search and OData cast to get membership in groups with display names that contain the letters 'tier' including a count of returned objects

Request

The following example shows a request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/users/{id}/memberOf/microsoft.graph.group?$count=true&$orderby=displayName&$search="displayName:tier"&$select=displayName,id
ConsistencyLevel: eventual

Response

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":"https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/$metadata#groups(displayName,id)",
  "@odata.count":7,
  "value":[
    {
      "displayName":"Contoso-tier Query Notification",
      "id":"11111111-2222-3333-4444-555555555555"
    }
  ]
}

Example 5: Use $filter and OData cast to get groups with a display name that starts with 'a' including a count of returned objects

Request

The following example shows a request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/users/{id}/transitiveMemberOf/microsoft.graph.group?$count=true&$orderby=displayName&$filter=startswith(displayName, 'a')
ConsistencyLevel: eventual

Response

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":"https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/$metadata#groups",
  "@odata.count":76,
  "value":[
    {
      "displayName":"AAD Contoso Users",
      "mail":"AADContoso_Users@contoso.com",
      "mailEnabled":true,
      "mailNickname":"AADContoso_Users",
      "securityEnabled":true
    }
  ]
}

Example 6: Use $filter and OData cast to get groups with at least one app role assignment

Request

The following example shows a request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/users/{id}/memberOf/microsoft.graph.group?$filter=appRoleAssignments/$count gt 0&$select=id,displayName

Response

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":"https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/$metadata#groups",
  "value":[
    {
      "id": "c11b732b-0e16-46c1-b0fa-bd32c8a42455",
      "displayName":"All users"
    },
    {
      "id": "3f927b40-06f8-4352-b8e4-37a7ba04b7ff",
      "displayName":"AAD Contoso Users"
    }
  ]
}