Get permission

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.

Retrieve the properties and relationships of permission object.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) Files.Read, Files.ReadWrite, Files.Read.All, Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.Read.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Files.Read, Files.ReadWrite, Files.Read.All, Files.ReadWrite.All
Application Files.Read.All, Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.Read.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

GET /me/drive/items/{item-id}/permissions/{perm-id}
GET /me/drive/root:/{path}:/permissions/{perm-id}
GET /drives/{drive-id}/items/{item-id}/permissions/{perm-id}
GET /groups/{group-id}/drive/items/{item-id}/permissions/{perm-id}

Optional query parameters

This method supports the OData Query Parameters to help customize the response.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and Permission resource in the response body.



Here is an example of the request to access a permission on the root folder.


Here is an example of the response.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 762

  "grantedTo": {
    "user": {
      "displayName": "Ryan Gregg",
      "id": "efee1b77-fb3b-4f65-99d6-274c11914d12"
  "id": "1",
  "roles": [ "write" ]


The Permission resource uses facets to provide information about the kind of permission represented by the resource.

Permissions with a link facet represent sharing links created on the item. Sharing links contain a unique token that provides access to the item for anyone with the link.

Permissions with a invitation facet represent permissions added by inviting specific users or groups to have access to the file.