Set device value API

Applies to:

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API description

Set the device value of a specific Machine.
See assign device values for more information.


  1. You can post on devices last seen according to your configured retention period.
  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.ReadWrite.All 'Read and write all machine information'
Delegated (work or school account) Machine.ReadWrite 'Read and write machine information'


When obtaining a token using user credentials:

  • The user needs to have at least the following role permission: 'Manage security setting'. For more (See Create and manage roles for more information)
  • The user needs to have access to the machine, based on machine group settings (See Create and manage machine groups for more information)

HTTP request


Request headers

Name Type Description
Authorization String Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type string application/json. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON object with the following parameters:

Parameter Type Description
DeviceValue Enum Device value. Allowed values are: 'Normal', 'Low' and 'High'. Required.


If successful, this method returns 200 - Ok response code and the updated Machine in the response body.



Here is an example of a request that adds machine tag.

  "DeviceValue" : "High"


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