cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply

Get Azure AD group by name/title

Hi,

 

I'm creating a flow that is supposed to get users from an Azure AD group and start an Approval based on this. Now, the way I need to do this is (I'm not going to go into why it has to be this way):

A string variable is built to represent the name of the Azure AD group I need to get.

 

So, I can't find a way to get an Azure AD group based on it's name - only it's unique ID (which I don't have).

 

The question is: How can I get an Azure AD group based on it's name? Or, how can I get the ID of the Azure AD group I need - based on it's name?

 

Any help would be highly appreciated!

 

Thanks!

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Pieter_Veenstra
Community Champion
Community Champion

Looking at the get group API you need to use the group ids

 

https://msdn.microsoft.com/Library/Azure/Ad/Graph/api/groups-operations#GetAGroup

 

You could possibly make use of Get-Groups but I haven't foudn anythign directly in Flow that you can use.

View solution in original post

6 REPLIES 6
Pieter_Veenstra
Community Champion
Community Champion

Looking at the get group API you need to use the group ids

 

https://msdn.microsoft.com/Library/Azure/Ad/Graph/api/groups-operations#GetAGroup

 

You could possibly make use of Get-Groups but I haven't foudn anythign directly in Flow that you can use.

GabrielStJohn
Community Champion
Community Champion

Hello, @HelgeNorvang!

Thank you for posting on the Flow Community Forum! Have you had an opportunity to apply @Pieter_Veenstra‘s recommendation to adapt your Flow? If yes, and you find that solution to be satisfactory, please go ahead and click “Accept as Solution” so that this thread will be marked for other users to easily identify!


Thank you for being an active member of the Flow Community!

-Gabriel
Flow Community Manager

- Gabriel
Community Manager
Power Automate | Power Virtual Agents
Super User Program Manager



I am not sure why @Pieter_Veenstra‘s recommendation is marked as a solution.  He basicly said he didn't have a solution, then took a shot in the dark by sending a link to a reference for an API call that asks for the GUID of the group as the argument.  The original post says that the problem is the GUID is not known, so this is not a solution.  I am not mad since i would probably do the same thing 🙂

 

However, the question is still not answered.  In flow, with the Azure AD connector, how do you get the GUID of a group by giving the name of the group?

You might try wrestling with the HTTP request action and call the Microsoft Graph to retrieve the list of groups.  Then filter the group names retrieved to find (or not find) the one you're looking for, and look up the GUID from the record with the name.

 

This has been made a little simpler by dropping the older requirement to do a HTTP action "double tap":  One HTTP action to get the token, the second one to retrieve the list of groups.  The HTTP action now has the get the token piece in its properties.

 

This example from John Liu actually specifies the Microsoft Graph call for getting a list of groups - details here ...

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/api/group-list?view=graph-rest-1.0

 

... - as its Microsoft Graph call ...

 

https://johnliu.net/blog/2018/1/setting-up-msgraph-webhook-with-http-action-in-microsoftflow 

 

When you register the app ...

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/auth-register-app-v2 

 

... you will have to get a tenant admin to grant admin consent on the permissions you need to enumerate the group list.  These permissions are "Read all groups" and possibly "Read directory data".

Dliryc
Regular Visitor

Hello,

 

I found one working solution (in my case).

 

There is just one condition :

You need to know at least one member of the security or distribution group.

 

1) Use Get-groups of a user (the known user as stated above). You then have a list of all the ID groups of the user

Dliryc_0-1656065361584.png

 

2) Next step is using Get-Group by using "value"; it gets all ID groups of the user one by one and gives the display name of each

Dliryc_1-1656065405034.png

 

3) Use the "Condition" to test if the group Display Name matches the targeted group

Dliryc_3-1656071050207.png

 

4) If condition is true, then you found the id group, congratulations !

For an unknow reason, it's never "True" for me, but it worked in another flow, with dynamics values...

 

But I hope you can understand the logic !

 

 

Milen
New Member

The below GET query can be used:

https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/groups?$filter=displayName eq '${displayName}'&$select=id,displayName

Helpful resources

Announcements

Community will be READ ONLY July 16th, 5p PDT -July 22nd

Dear Community Members,   We'd like to let you know of an upcoming change to the community platform: starting July 16th, the platform will transition to a READ ONLY mode until July 22nd.   During this period, members will not be able to Kudo, Comment, or Reply to any posts.   On July 22nd, please be on the lookout for a message sent to the email address registered on your community profile. This email is crucial as it will contain your unique code and link to register for the new platform encompassing all of the communities.   What to Expect in the New Community: A more unified experience where all products, including Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages, will be accessible from one community.Community Blogs that you can syndicate and link to for automatic updates. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this transition. Stay tuned for the exciting new features and a seamless community experience ahead!

Check Out | 2024 Release Wave 2 Plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform

On July 16, 2024, we published the 2024 release wave 2 plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. These plans are a compilation of the new capabilities planned to be released between October 2024 to March 2025. This release introduces a wealth of new features designed to enhance customer understanding and improve overall user experience, showcasing our dedication to driving digital transformation for our customers and partners.    The upcoming wave is centered around utilizing advanced AI and Microsoft Copilot technologies to enhance user productivity and streamline operations across diverse business applications. These enhancements include intelligent automation, AI-powered insights, and immersive user experiences that are designed to break down barriers between data, insights, and individuals. Watch a summary of the release highlights.    Discover the latest features that empower organizations to operate more efficiently and adaptively. From AI-driven sales insights and customer service enhancements to predictive analytics in supply chain management and autonomous financial processes, the new capabilities enable businesses to proactively address challenges and capitalize on opportunities.    

Summer of Solutions | Week 3 Results | Win free tickets to the Power Platform Conference

We are excited to announce the Summer of Solutions Challenge!    This challenge is kicking off on Monday, June 17th and will run for (4) weeks.  The challenge is open to all Power Platform (Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio & Power Pages) community members. We invite you to participate in a quest to provide solutions to as many questions as you can. Answers can be provided in all the communities.    Entry Period: This Challenge will consist of four weekly Entry Periods as follows (each an “Entry Period”)   - 12:00 a.m. PT on June 17, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on June 23, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on June 24, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on June 30, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on July 1, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on July 7, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on July 8, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on July 14, 2024   Entries will be eligible for the Entry Period in which they are received and will not carryover to subsequent weekly entry periods.  You must enter into each weekly Entry Period separately.   How to Enter: We invite you to participate in a quest to provide "Accepted Solutions" to as many questions as you can. Answers can be provided in all the communities. Users must provide a solution which can be an “Accepted Solution” in the Forums in all of the communities and there are no limits to the number of “Accepted Solutions” that a member can provide for entries in this challenge, but each entry must be substantially unique and different.    Winner Selection and Prizes: At the end of each week, we will list the top ten (10) Community users which will consist of: 5 Community Members & 5 Super Users and they will advance to the final drawing. We will post each week in the News & Announcements the top 10 Solution providers.  At the end of the challenge, we will add all of the top 10 weekly names and enter them into a random drawing.  Then we will randomly select ten (10) winners (5 Community Members & 5 Super Users) from among all eligible entrants received across all weekly Entry Periods to receive the prize listed below. If a winner declines, we will draw again at random for the next winner.  A user will only be able to win once overall. If they are drawn multiple times, another user will be drawn at random.  Individuals will be contacted before the announcement with the opportunity to claim or deny the prize.  Once all of the winners have been notified, we will post in the News & Announcements of each community with the list of winners.   Each winner will receive one (1) Pass to the Power Platform Conference in Las Vegas, Sep. 18-20, 2024 ($1800 value). NOTE: Prize is for conference attendance only and any other costs such as airfare, lodging, transportation, and food are the sole responsibility of the winner. Tickets are not transferable to any other party or to next year’s event.   ** PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED RULES for this CHALLENGE**   Week 1 Results: Congratulations to the Week 1 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge.   Community MembersNumber SolutionsSuper UsersNumber Solutions Deenuji 9 @NathanAlvares24  17 @Anil_g  7 @ManishSolanki  13 @eetuRobo  5 @David_MA  10 @VishnuReddy1997  5 @SpongYe  9JhonatanOB19932 (tie) @Nived_Nambiar  8 @maltie  2 (tie)   @PA-Noob  2 (tie)   @LukeMcG  2 (tie)   @tgut03  2 (tie)       Week 2 Results: Congratulations to the Week 2 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge. Week 2: Community MembersSolutionsSuper UsersSolutionsPower Automate  @Deenuji  12@ManishSolanki 19 @Anil_g  10 @NathanAlvares24  17 @VishnuReddy1997  6 @Expiscornovus  10 @Tjan  5 @Nived_Nambiar  10 @eetuRobo  3 @SudeepGhatakNZ 8     Week 3 Results: Congratulations to the Week 3 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge. Week 3:Community MembersSolutionsSuper UsersSolutionsPower Automate Deenuji32ManishSolanki55VishnuReddy199724NathanAlvares2444Anil_g22SudeepGhatakNZ40eetuRobo18Nived_Nambiar28Tjan8David_MA22  

Updates to Transitions in the Power Platform Communities

We're embarking on a journey to enhance your experience by transitioning to a new community platform. Our team has been diligently working to create a fresh community site, leveraging the very Dynamics 365 and Power Platform tools our community advocates for.  We started this journey with transitioning Copilot Studio forums and blogs in June. The move marks the beginning of a new chapter, and we're eager for you to be a part of it. The rest of the Power Platform product sites will be moving over this summer.   Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the launch. We can't wait to welcome you to our new community space, designed with you in mind. Let's connect, learn, and grow together.   Here's to new beginnings and endless possibilities!   If you have any questions, observations or concerns throughout this process please go to https://aka.ms/PPCommSupport.   To stay up to date on the latest details of this migration and other important Community updates subscribe to our News and Announcements forums: Copilot Studio, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Pages

Users online (3,636)