Assign manager

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Assign a user's manager.

Note: You cannot assign direct reports; instead, use this API.


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

HTTP request

PUT /users/{id}/manager/$ref

Request headers

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

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON object and pass an parameter with the read URL of the directoryObject, user, or organizational contact object to be added.


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



The following is an example of the request. The request body is a JSON object with an parameter and the read URL for the user object to be assigned as a manager.

Content-type: application/json

  "": ""


The following is an example of the response.

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

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content