Get user-related alerts API

Applies to:

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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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API description

Retrieves a collection of alerts related to a given user ID.


  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 Alert.Read.All 'Read all alerts'
Application Alert.ReadWrite.All 'Read and write all alerts'
Delegated (work or school account) Alert.Read 'Read alerts'
Delegated (work or school account) Alert.ReadWrite 'Read and write alerts'


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.
  • Response will include only alerts, associated with devices, that the user have access to, based on device group settings (See Create and manage device groups for more information)

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

HTTP request

GET /api/users/{id}/alerts

The ID is not the full UPN, but only the user name. (for example, to retrieve alerts for use /api/users/user1/alerts)

Request headers

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

Request body



If successful and user exists - 200 OK. If the user does not exist - 200 OK with an empty set.



Here is an example of the request.



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