Create user

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 user object.


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


HTTP Request

POST /users

Request headers

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

Request body

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

Property Type Description
id String Unique identifier of the user.
deviceEnrollmentLimit Int32 The limit on the maximum number of devices that the user is permitted to enroll. Allowed values are 5 or 1000.


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



Here is an example of the request.

Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 77

  "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.user",
  "deviceEnrollmentLimit": 5


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: 126

  "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.user",
  "id": "d36894ae-94ae-d368-ae94-68d3ae9468d3",
  "deviceEnrollmentLimit": 5