Get browser extensions permission information

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API description

Retrieves a list of all the permissions requested by a specific browser extension. This is a static data description and would mainly be used to enhance the data returned by the Export browser extensions assessment API.

By combining these APIs you'll be able to see a description of the permissions requested by the browser extensions that come up in the Export browser extensions assessment results.

Supports OData V4 queries.
OData supported operators:
$filter on: id, name, description, cvssV3, publishedOn, severity, and updatedOn properties.
$top with max value of 10,000.
See examples at OData queries with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Use Microsoft Defender for Endpoint APIs for details.

Permission type Permission Permission display name
Application Software.Read.All 'Read Threat and Vulnerability Management software information'
Delegated (work or school account) Software.Read 'Read Threat and Vulnerability Management software information'

HTTP request

GET api/browserextensions/permissionsinfo

Request headers

Name Type Description
Authorization String Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body



If successful, this method returns 200 OK with the list of all permissions requested by a browser extension in the body.


Request example

Here is an example of the request.


Response example

Here is an example of the response.

    "@odata.context": "$metadata#BrowserExtension",
    "value": [
  "value": [
      "key": "audioCapture",
      "permissionName": "Capture audio from attached mic or webcam",
      "description": "Capture audio from attached mic or webcam. Could be used to listen in on use."
      "key": "app.window.fullscreen.overrideEsc",
      "permissionName": "Prevent escape button from exiting fullscreen",
      "description": "Can prevent escape button from exiting fullscreen."
      "key": "browsingData",
      "permissionName": "Clear browsing data",
      "description": "Clears browsing data which could result in a forensics/logging issues."
      "key": "content_security_policy",
      "permissionName": "Can manipulate default Content Security Policy (CSP)",
      "description": "CSP works as a block/allow listing mechanism for resources loaded or executed by your extensions. Can manipulate default CSP."


See also


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