Get file information API

Applies to:

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API description

Retrieves a File by identifier Sha1, or Sha256


  1. Rate limitations for this API are 100 calls per minute and 1500 calls per hour.


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.

Permission type Permission Permission display name
Application File.Read.All 'Read all file profiles'
Delegated (work or school account) File.Read.All 'Read all file profiles'


When obtaining a token using user credentials:

  • The user needs to have at least the following role permission: 'View Data' (For more information, see Create and manage roles)

HTTP request

GET /api/files/{id}

Request headers

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

Request body



If successful and file exists - 200 OK with the file entity in the body. If file doesn't exist - 404 Not Found.


Request example

Here's an example of the request.


Response example

Here's an example of the response.

    "@odata.context": "$metadata#Files/$entity",
    "sha1": "4388963aaa83afe2042a46a3c017ad50bdcdafb3",
    "sha256": "413c58c8267d2c8648d8f6384bacc2ae9c929b2b96578b6860b5087cd1bd6462",
    "globalPrevalence": 180022,
    "globalFirstObserved": "2017-09-19T03:51:27.6785431Z",
    "globalLastObserved": "2020-01-06T03:59:21.3229314Z",
    "size": 22139496,
    "fileType": "APP",
    "isPeFile": true,
    "filePublisher": "CHENGDU YIWO Tech Development Co., Ltd.",
    "fileProductName": "EaseUS MobiSaver for Android",
    "signer": "CHENGDU YIWO Tech Development Co., Ltd.",
    "issuer": "VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA",
    "signerHash": "6c3245d4a9bc0244d99dff27af259cbbae2e2d16",
    "isValidCertificate": false,
    "determinationType": "Pua",
    "determinationValue": "PUA:Win32/FusionCore"


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