How to approve Graph API requests

Most of the Lightning Tools modern web parts for SharePoint Online require some Microsoft Graph API permissions to be approved for full functionality.

When installing or updating one of our modern SharePoint Framework (SPFx) apps (Lightning Conductor, Social Squared, DeliverPoint, Lightning Forms, or Lightning List Actions) in your SharePoint Online app catalog (using the modern app management experience), you will see a list of Microsoft Graph API requests that should be approved for that app.  After clicking to Enable the app, you will see a button that takes you to the API Access page in the SharePoint Admin Center:

NOTE that approving the Microsoft Graph API requests must be done by a Global Administrator in your tenant.

The API Access page sometimes takes a moment to load, but then if there are new Graph permissions for the app, you will see them in the Pending section. Select the permissions one by one, click Approve, and then Approve again in the side panel that will open.

If you need to approve some Graph API requests later, you can get back to this page from the SharePoint Admin Center: on the left navigation menu, expand Advanced, and then click on API access.



Microsoft Graph permissions reference


Published Nov 9, 2022