Create servicePrincipal

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Create a new servicePrincipal object.


Adding passwordCredential when creating servicePrincipals is not supported. Use the addPassword method to add passwords or secrets for a servicePrincipal.

This API is supported in the following national cloud deployments.

Global service US Government L4 US Government L5 (DOD) China operated by 21Vianet


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) Application.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Application.ReadWrite.OwnedBy, Application.ReadWrite.All

For multi-tenant apps, the calling user must also be in one of the following Azure AD roles:

  • Global Administrator
  • Application Administrator
  • Cloud Application Administrator roles

For single-tenant apps where the calling user is a non-admin user but is the owner of the backing application, the user must have the Application Developer role.

HTTP request

POST /servicePrincipals

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type application/json. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of a servicePrincipal object. The request body must contain appId.


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



Here's an example of the request.

Content-type: application/json

  "appId": "65415bb1-9267-4313-bbf5-ae259732ee12"


Here's an example of the response.

Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Content-type: application/json

    "@odata.context": "$metadata#servicePrincipals/$entity",
    "id": "59e617e5-e447-4adc-8b88-00af644d7c92",
    "deletedDateTime": null,
    "accountEnabled": true,
    "appDisplayName": "My App",
    "appId": "65415bb1-9267-4313-bbf5-ae259732ee12",
    "appOwnerOrganizationId": "1bc1c026-2f7b-48a5-98da-afa2fd8bc7bc",
    "appRoleAssignmentRequired": false,
    "displayName": "foo",
    "homepage": null,
    "logoutUrl": null,
    "publisherName": "Contoso",
    "replyUrls": [],
    "servicePrincipalNames": [
    "tags": [],
    "addIns": [],
    "appRoles": [],
    "info": {
        "termsOfServiceUrl": null,
        "supportUrl": null,
        "privacyStatementUrl": null,
        "marketingUrl": null,
        "logoUrl": null
    "keyCredentials": [],
    "oauth2PermissionScopes": [],
    "passwordCredentials": []