Create deviceCategory

Important: APIs under the /beta version in Microsoft Graph are in preview and are subject to change. Use of these APIs in production applications is not supported.

Note: Using the Microsoft Graph APIs to configure Intune controls and policies still requires that the Intune service is correctly licensed by the customer.

Create a new deviceCategory object.


One of the following permission scopes is required to execute this API:


HTTP Request

POST /deviceManagement/deviceCategories/

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer <token> Required.
Accept application/json

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of a deviceCategory object. The following table shows the properties that are required when you create a deviceCategory.

Property Type Description
id String Unique identifier for the device category. Read-only.
displayName String Display name for the device category.
description String Optional description for the device category.


If successful, this method returns a 201 Created response code and a deviceCategory object in the response body.



Here is an example of the request.

Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 135

  "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.deviceCategory",
  "displayName": "Display Name value",
  "description": "Description value"

Here is an example of the response. Note: The response object shown here may be truncated for brevity. All of the properties will be returned from an actual call.

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 184

  "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.deviceCategory",
  "id": "f881b841-b841-f881-41b8-81f841b881f8",
  "displayName": "Display Name value",
  "description": "Description value"