Get machine by ID API

Applies to:

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API description

Retrieves specific Machine by its device ID or computer name.


  1. You can get devices last seen according to your configured retention policy.
  2. 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 Machine.Read.All 'Read all machine profiles'
Application Machine.ReadWrite.All 'Read and write all machine information'
Delegated (work or school account) Machine.Read 'Read machine information'
Delegated (work or school account) Machine.ReadWrite 'Read and write machine information'


When obtaining a token using user credentials:

Device group creation is supported in Defender for Endpoint Plan 1 and Plan 2.

HTTP request

GET /api/machines/{id}

Request headers

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

Request body



If successful and device exists - 200 OK with the machine entity in the body. If machine with the specified ID wasn't found - 404 Not Found.


Request example

Here's an example of the request.


Response example

Here's an example of the response.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
    "@odata.context": "$metadata#Machine",
    "id": "1e5bc9d7e413ddd7902c2932e418702b84d0cc07",
    "computerDnsName": "",
    "firstSeen": "2018-08-02T14:55:03.7791856Z",
    "lastSeen": "2018-08-02T14:55:03.7791856Z",
    "osPlatform": "Windows10" "Windows11",
    "version": "1709",
    "osProcessor": "x64",
    "lastIpAddress": "",
    "lastExternalIpAddress": "",
    "osBuild": 18209,
    "healthStatus": "Active",
    "rbacGroupId": 140,
    "rbacGroupName": "The-A-Team",
    "riskScore": "Low",
    "exposureLevel": "Medium",
    "isAadJoined": true,
    "aadDeviceId": "80fe8ff8-2624-418e-9591-41f0491218f9",
    "machineTags": [ "test tag 1", "test tag 2" ]


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