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John Austin|Last Updated: 10/25/2016
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Applies to: Skype for Business 2015

        Represents the [contact]( on whose behalf the invitation was received.

For more on web links, see Web links.

relThe resource that this link points to. In JSON, this is the outer container.
hrefThe location of this resource on the server, and the target of an HTTP operation.

Resource description

This resource is usually present in an incoming invitation when a delegate makes a call on the behalf of someone else.


companyThe name of the contact's company.
departmentThe name of the contact's department.
emailAddressesThe contact's e-mail addresses.
homePhoneNumberThe contact's home phone number.
sourceNetworkIconUrlThe web URI of the icon representing the contact's source network.
mobilePhoneNumberThe contact's mobile phone number.
nameThe contact's name.
officeThe contact's office number.
otherPhoneNumberThe contact's other phone number.
sourceNetworkThe contact's source network (SourceNetwork), such as SameEnterprise or PublicCloud (such as a Skype contact).
titleThe contact's title.
typeThe contact's type (ContactType), such as User, Phone, or Bot.
uriThe contact's URI.
workPhoneNumberThe contact's work phone number.

This resource can have the following relationships.

selfThe link to the current resource.
contactLocationRepresents a contact's location.
contactNoteRepresents a contact's personal or out-of-office note.
contactPhotoThe photo of a contact.
contactPresenceRepresents a contact's availability and activity.
contactPrivacyRelationshipRepresents the privacy relationship between the user and a contact.
contactSupportedModalitiesRepresents the communication modalities supported by a contact.

Azure Active Directory scopes for online applications

The user must have at least one of these scopes for operations on the resource to be allowed.

Contacts.ReadWriteRead/write Skype user contacts and groupsAllows the app to read and write Skype user contacts and groups



Returns a representation of the contact on behalf of whom the invitation was received.

Request body


Response body

The response from a GET request contains the properties and links shown in the Properties and Links sections at the top of this page.

Synchronous errors

The errors below (if any) are specific to this resource. Generic errors that can apply to any resource are covered in Generic synchronous errors.

Forbidden403NoneReturned when an application does not have permission to view this contact's information.
Forbidden403NoneThe user does not have sufficient privileges to access the contact list.
Forbidden403NoneThe user does not have sufficient privileges to access pending contacts
ServiceFailure500InvalidExchangeServerVersionInvalid exchange server version.The exchange mailbox of the server might have moved to an unsupported version for the required feature.
Conflict409AlreadyExistsThe already exists error.
Conflict409TooManyGroupsThe too many groups error.
Conflict409NoneUn-supported Service/Resource/API error.
Gone410CannotRedirectCannot redirect since there is no back up pool configured.


JSON Request

Get HTTP/1.1
Authorization: Bearer cwt=PHNhbWw6QXNzZXJ0aW9uIHhtbG5...uZm8
Accept: application/json
if-none-match: 8da8650f-392b-4cbc-9395-4ce777e82ed8

JSON Response

This sample is given only as an illustration of response syntax. The semantic content is not guaranteed to correspond to a valid scenario.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Etag: 801b4380-cf7a-4fad-97a5-f0181285d65c
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 1109
  "rel" : "onBehalfOf",
  "company" : "Contoso Corp.",
  "department" : "Engineering",
  "emailAddresses" : [
  "homePhoneNumber" : "tel:+19185550107",
  "sourceNetworkIconUrl" : "",
  "mobilePhoneNumber" : "tel:4255551212;phone-context=defaultprofile",
  "name" : "Alex Doe",
  "office" : "tel:+1425554321;ext=54321",
  "otherPhoneNumber" : "tel:+19195558194",
  "sourceNetwork" : "SameEnterprise",
  "title" : "Engineer 2",
  "type" : "User",
  "uri" : "",
  "workPhoneNumber" : "tel:+1425554321;ext=54321",
  "_links" : {
    "self" : {
      "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/444"
    "contactLocation" : {
      "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactLocation"
    "contactNote" : {
      "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactNote"
    "contactPhoto" : {
      "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPhoto"
    "contactPresence" : {
      "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPresence"
    "contactPrivacyRelationship" : {
      "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPrivacyRelationship"
    "contactSupportedModalities" : {
      "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactSupportedModalities"

XML Request

Get HTTP/1.1
Authorization: Bearer cwt=PHNhbWw6QXNzZXJ0aW9uIHhtbG5...uZm8
Accept: application/xml
if-none-match: 88faf5d8-bb9a-46a1-ab86-93e804a06e15

XML Response

This sample is given only as an illustration of response syntax. The semantic content is not guaranteed to correspond to a valid scenario.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Etag: d2261089-f2ed-4d50-b996-b9b0db105757
Content-Type: application/xml
Content-Length: 1628
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<resource rel="onBehalfOf" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/444" xmlns="">
  <link rel="contactLocation" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactLocation" />
  <link rel="contactNote" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactNote" />
  <link rel="contactPhoto" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPhoto" />
  <link rel="contactPresence" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPresence" />
  <link rel="contactPrivacyRelationship" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPrivacyRelationship" />
  <link rel="contactSupportedModalities" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactSupportedModalities" />
  <property name="rel">onBehalfOf</property>
  <property name="company">Contoso Corp.</property>
  <property name="department">Engineering</property>
  <propertyList name="emailAddresses">
  <property name="homePhoneNumber">tel:+19185550107</property>
  <property name="sourceNetworkIconUrl"></property>
  <property name="mobilePhoneNumber">tel:4255551212;phone-context=defaultprofile</property>
  <property name="name">Alex Doe</property>
  <property name="office">tel:+1425554321;ext=54321</property>
  <property name="otherPhoneNumber">tel:+19195558194</property>
  <property name="sourceNetwork">SameEnterprise</property>
  <property name="title">Engineer 2</property>
  <property name="type">User</property>
  <property name="uri"></property>
  <property name="workPhoneNumber">tel:+1425554321;ext=54321</property>
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