Get security recommendations

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Note

If you are a US Government customer, please use the URIs listed in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for US Government customers.

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Retrieves a collection of security recommendations related to a given device ID.

Permissions

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 SecurityRecommendation.Read.All 'Read Threat and Vulnerability Management security recommendation information'
Delegated (work or school account) SecurityRecommendation.Read 'Read Threat and Vulnerability Management security recommendation information'

HTTP request

GET /api/machines/{machineId}/recommendations

Request headers

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

Request body

Empty

Response

If successful, this method returns 200 OK with the security recommendations in the body.

Example

Request example

Here is an example of the request.

GET https://api.securitycenter.microsoft.com/api/machines/ac233fa6208e1579620bf44207c4006ed7cc4501/recommendations

Response example

Here is an example of the response.

{
    "@odata.context": "https://api.securitycenter.microsoft.com/api/$metadata#Recommendations",
    "value": [
        {
            "id": "va-_-git-scm-_-git",
            "productName": "git",
            "recommendationName": "Update Git to version 2.24.1.2",
            "weaknesses": 3,
            "vendor": "git-scm",
            "recommendedVersion": "2.24.1.2",
            "recommendationCategory": "Application",
            "subCategory": "",
            "severityScore": 0,
            "publicExploit": false,
            "activeAlert": false,
            "associatedThreats": [],
            "remediationType": "Update",
            "status": "Active",
            "configScoreImpact": 0,
            "exposureImpact": 0,
            "totalMachineCount": 0,
            "exposedMachinesCount": 1,
            "nonProductivityImpactedAssets": 0,
            "relatedComponent": "Git"
        },
...
}

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