Delete permission

Remove access to a DriveItem.

Only permissions that are not inherited can be deleted. The inheritedFrom property must be null.


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.ReadWrite, Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Files.ReadWrite, Files.ReadWrite.All
Application Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

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

Request headers

Name Type Description
if-match string If this request header is included and the eTag (or cTag) provided does not match the current tag on the item, a 412 Precondition Failed response is returned and the item will not be deleted.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns 204 No Content response code. It does not return anything in the response body.



Here is an example of the request.


Here is an example of the response.

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content


  • Drives with a driveType of personal (OneDrive Personal) cannot create or modify permissions on the root DriveItem.