Azure AD Graph API reference

The Azure Active Directory (AD) Graph API is an OData 3.0 compliant service that you can use to read and modify objects such as users, groups, and contacts in a tenant. Azure AD Graph API exposes REST endpoints that you send HTTP requests to in order to perform operations using the service. The reference topics in this guide show you how to perform specific operations against the resources exposed by the Graph API. Many of the topics are interactive. They expose a Try It feature that you can use to change the parameters of selected operations and observe the responses that are returned from a demo tenant.

This article applies to Azure AD Graph API. For similar info related to Microsoft Graph API, see Major services and features in Microsoft Graph.


Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Graph is deprecated and will be retired at any time after June 30, 2023, without advance notice, as we announced in September, 2022. We recommend that you migrate your apps to use Microsoft Graph. See the App migration planning checklist to help you plan your app migration. However, the Azure AD Graph licensing assignment APIs will be retired on March 31, 2023, as recently announced.

Click the appropriate link below to see the documentation and example for a specific operation. For more general information about the Graph API and its supported features, as well as advanced topics such as differential query, batch processing, directory schema extensions, and others, see Graph API concepts.

Signed-in user (me) operations

Signed-in user operations overview | Get user | Update user | Get manager | Assign manager

User operations

User operations overview | Get users | Get a user | Create users (work or school account) | Create user (local account) | Update user | Reset a user's password | Delete user | Get manager | Assign manager | Get direct reports | Get memberships | Invalidate all refresh tokens | User functions and actions

Group operations

Group operations overview | Get groups | Get a group | Create group | Update group | Delete group | Get members | Add members | Delete member | Group functions and actions

Contact operations

Contact operations overview | Get contacts | Get a contact | Update contact | Delete contact | Get manager | Assign manager | Get direct reports | Get memberships | Contact functions and actions

Directory Role operations

Directory roles operations overview | Get directory roles | Get a directory role | Get directory role templates | Activate a directory role | Get members | Add members | Delete member | Directory role functions and actions

Domain operations

Domains operations overview | Get domains | Get a domain | Create a domain | Update a domain | Delete a domain | Get domain verification records | Get domain service configuration records | Domain functions and actions

Policy operations

Policy overview | Get policy | Create policy | List policies | Update policy | Delete policy | Assign policy | List applications and service principals with specific policy assigned | List policies assigned to application or service principal

Functions and actions

assignLicense | changePassword | checkMemberGroups | getAvailableExtensionProperties | getMemberGroups | getMemberObjects | getObjectsByObjectIds | isMemberOf | servicePrincipalsByAppId | restore | verify

Entities and complex types


Application | AppRoleAssignment | Contact | Contract | Device | DirectoryLinkChange | DirectoryObject | DirectoryRole | DirectoryRoleTemplate | Domain | DomainDnsRecord | DomainDnsCnameRecord | DomainDnsMxRecord | DomainDnsSrvRecord | DomainDnsTxtRecord | DomainDnsUnavailableRecord | ExtensionProperty | Group | LicenseDetail | OAuth2PermissionGrant | Policy | ServiceEndpoint | ServicePrincipal | SubscribedSku | TenantDetail | TrustedCAsForPasswordlessAuth | User

Complex types

AddIn | AlternativeSecurityId | AppRole | AssignedLicense | AssignedPlan | CertificateAuthorityInformation | KeyCredential | KeyValue | LicenseUnitsDetail | OAuth2Permission | PasswordCredential | PasswordProfile | ProvisionedPlan | ProvisioningError | RequiredResourceAccess | ResourceAccess | ServicePlanInfo | ServicePrincipalAuthenticationPolicy | SignInName | UserIdentity | VerifiedDomain

Additional resources

  • Learn more about Graph API supported features, capabilities, and preview features in Graph API concepts
  • See Permission scopes to learn how the Graph API exposes permission scopes to secure access to Azure AD data, and how to configure your client to use them.