Protected APIs in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams APIs in Microsoft Graph that access sensitive data are considered protected APIs. These APIs require that you have additional validation beyond permissions and consent before you can use them.

The following APIs are currently protected, and all use Microsoft Graph application permissions:


Send message is not a protected API.

Request access to protected APIs

To request access to these protected APIs, complete the following request form. We usually review access requests every Wednesday and deploy approvals every Friday or Monday, except during major holiday weeks in the U.S. Submissions during those weeks are processed the following non-holiday week.

To verify whether your request has been approved, test your application access on the next applicable Monday. If we have additional questions about the request, we will contact the email specified in the form.

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