How to find ID of Office 365 Group?

Recently I worked on a Project where I had to provision and modify the Office 365 Groups using the Microsoft Graph APIs. During testing, I had to get the Group ID and pass it to a custom REST endpoint we had built. We used PostMan to test the endpoint. We can get the Office 365 Group’s ID using Microsoft Graph APIs. This approach is fine for the developers but we needed to involve a Power user in the testing. I started digging deep into the Office 365 Groups and that’s when I discover that there are multiple ways to find out the Office 365 group’s ID.

How to find ID of Office 365 Group?

Option 1)
Using Microsoft Graph

Option 2) Using User Interface (These steps are valid as of January 31st ,2017):

  1. Login to https://www.portal.office.com using Office 365 account.

  2. Click on the Mail Icon.

  3. In the Left-Hand Navigation, expand the “Groups” and click on the Office 365 group in consideration.

  4. Hover over “View group files and activity” and you will find the Group’s team site URL. If you are using Chrome, click on the “Copy Link Address” and paste the link in the notepad. You will find the Group’s team site URL in the following format. https://tenantname.sharepoint.com/_layouts/groupstatus.aspx?id=e90402f7-33d8-4322-b63c-eaab8b9e3ce6&target=documents . The ID here is the Office 365 group’s ID. For example, in this case, the ID of Office 365 Group is “e90402f7-33d8-4322-b63c-eaab8b9e3ce6”.

Option 3) Using Outlook 2016 (These steps are valid as of January 31st 2017):

  1. Expand the Groups in the Outlook and select the Office 365 group in consideration.

  2. Right click on “View group files and activity” and paste the link in the notepad. You will find the Group’s team site URL in the following format. https://tenantname.sharepoint.com/_layouts/groupstatus.aspx?id=e90402f7-33d8-4322-b63c-eaab8b9e3ce6&target=documents . The id here is the Office 365 group’s ID. For example, in this case, the ID of Office 365 Group is “e90402f7-33d8-4322-b63c-eaab8b9e3ce6”.

In Office 365 things change at fast space. If any of the above steps are not valid, please let me know in the comments section. J

Thanks for reading.

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About pgbhoyar

Prashant G Bhoyar is Microsoft Certified Professional and currently working as a Senior Consultant at Portal Solutions LLC. He specializes in development and post-implementation adoption of complex custom solutions. Prashant has supported many government agencies and non-profit organizations in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Prashant was the technical reviewer of the book "Pro SharePoint 2013 Administration." He is the organizer of the Baltimore SharePoint User Group and a Baltimore SharePoint Saturday event. He actively speaks at SharePoint events across the country, most recently in New York, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Baltimore, Philadelphia, as well as, at many events throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Prashant is a recipient of the "Antarctic Service Medal of the United States Of America" for his outstanding service in Antarctica.
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One Response to How to find ID of Office 365 Group?

  1. As of 4/14/17, the O365 method doesn’t seem to work anymore. Is this the case for you?

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