List users

Retrieve a list of user objects.


One of the following scopes is required to execute this API: User.ReadBasic.All; User.Read.All; User.ReadWrite.All; Directory.Read.All; Directory.ReadWrite.All; Directory.AccessAsUser.All

HTTP request

GET /users

Optional query parameters

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

By default, only a limited set of properties are returned (_businessPhones, displayName, givenName, id, jobTitle, mail, mobilePhone, officeLocation, preferredLanguage, surname, userPrincipalName_).

To return an alternative property set, you must specify the desired set of user properties using the ODATA $select query parameter. For example, to return displayName, givenName, id and postalCode, you would use the add the following to your query $select=displayName,givenName,postalCode

Note: Certain properties cannot be returned within a user collection. The following properties are only supported when retrieving an single user: aboutMe, birthday, hireDate, interests, mySite, pastProjects, preferredName, responsibilities, schools, skills, mailboxSettings

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token} (required)
Content-Type application/json

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and collection of user objects in the response body.



Here is an example of the request.


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/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 608

  "value": [
      "businessPhones": [
      "displayName": "displayName-value",
      "givenName": "givenName-value",
      "jobTitle": "jobTitle-value",
      "mail": "mail-value",
      "mobilePhone": "mobilePhone-value",
      "officeLocation": "officeLocation-value",
      "preferredLanguage": "preferredLanguage-value",
      "surname": "surname-value",
      "userPrincipalName": "userPrincipalName-value",
      "id": "id-value"