Assign manager

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Assign a user's manager.

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

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

HTTP request

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

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required. Learn more about authentication and authorization.
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 doesn't return anything in the response body.



The following example shows a 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 example shows the response.

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

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content