Get machineAction API

Applies to:

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API description

Retrieves specific Machine Action by its ID.


  • 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 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:

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

HTTP request


Request headers

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

Request body



If successful, this method returns 200, Ok response code with a Machine Action entity. If machine action entity with the specified ID wasn't found - 404 Not Found.


Example request

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": "$metadata#MachineActions/$entity",
    "id": "5382f7ea-7557-4ab7-9782-d50480024a4e",
    "type": "Isolate",
    "scope": "Selective",
    "requestor": "",
    "requestorComment": "test for docs",
    "status": "Succeeded",
    "machineId": "7b1f4967d9728e5aa3c06a9e617a22a4a5a17378",
    "computerDnsName": "desktop-test",
    "creationDateTimeUtc": "2019-01-02T14:39:38.2262283Z",
    "lastUpdateDateTimeUtc": "2019-01-02T14:40:44.6596267Z",
    "relatedFileInfo": null


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