November 30, 2020

Am a keen follower of Microsoft's SharePoint Blog and proud to provide this direct from the Microsoft Tech Community:

Seems creating Microsoft 365/O365 Group sites via CSOM not working. If you try to use SharePoint Client Side Object Model(CSOM) you might run into following exception:


Message=The web template GROUP#0 is not available for sites on this tenant.
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientRequest.ProcessResponseStream(Stream responseStream)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientRequest.ProcessResponse()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientRequest.ExecuteQueryToServer(ChunkStringBuilder sb)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext.ExecuteQuery()



We have to use Graph API and this sample should help get started. ROPC authentication is used. Delegated authentication should also work but not tested.


Setup Steps:
1] Setup Native App in AAD.
2] Copy the App Id as you will need to provide it later in the code.
3] Provide following Delegated Graph API permissions.

Groups.ReadWite.All, Directory.ReadWrite.All, openid, Team.Create, User.Read 
4] Grant Admin consent.
5] See screenshot below:



6] Sample C# code to Create Microsoft 365/O365 Group site with Teams:



using System;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Net.Http.Headers;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Newtonsoft.Json;
using Newtonsoft.Json.Linq;
using System.Text;

namespace CreateGroupMultiGeo
class Program
static async Task Main(string[] args)
string clientId = “50168119-04dd-0000-0000-000000000000”;
string email = “”;
string passwordStr = “password”;

var req = new HttpRequestMessage(HttpMethod.Post, “”)
Content = new FormUrlEncodedContent(new Dictionary<string, string>
[“resource”] = “”,
[“grant_type”] = “password”,
[“client_id”] = clientId,
[“username”] = email,
[“password”] = passwordStr,
[“scope”] = “openid”

HttpClient httpClient = new HttpClient();

var res = await httpClient.SendAsync(req);

string json = await res.Content.ReadAsStringAsync();

if (!res.IsSuccessStatusCode)
throw new Exception(“Failed to acquire token: ” + json);
var result = (JObject)JsonConvert.DeserializeObject(json);
//create a group

HttpClient httpClientGroup = new HttpClient();

httpClientGroup.DefaultRequestHeaders.Authorization = new AuthenticationHeaderValue(“Bearer”, result.Value<string>(“access_token”));

// Create a string variable and get user input from the keyboard and store it in the variable
string grpName = “MultiGeoGraphAPIGrp1″;

string contentGroup = @”{
‘displayName’: ‘” + grpName + @”‘,”
+ @”‘groupTypes’: [‘Unified’],
‘mailEnabled’: true,
‘mailNickname’: ‘” + grpName + @”‘,”
+ @”‘securityEnabled’: false,
‘owners@odata.bind’: [‘’]

var httpContentGroup = new StringContent(contentGroup, Encoding.GetEncoding(“utf-8”), “application/json”);

var responseGroup = httpClientGroup.PostAsync(“”, httpContentGroup).Result;

var content = await responseGroup.Content.ReadAsStringAsync();

dynamic grp = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<object>(content);



//create a Team

HttpClient httpClientTeam = new HttpClient();

httpClientTeam.DefaultRequestHeaders.Authorization = new AuthenticationHeaderValue(“Bearer”, result.Value<string>(“access_token”));

//create a team

string contentTeam = @”{
‘memberSettings’: {
‘allowCreateUpdateChannels’: true
‘messagingSettings’: {
‘allowUserEditMessages’: true,
‘allowUserDeleteMessages’: true
‘funSettings’: {
‘allowGiphy’: true,
‘giphyContentRating’: ‘strict’

var httpContentTeam = new StringContent(contentTeam, Encoding.GetEncoding(“utf-8”), “application/json”);

var responseTeam = httpClientTeam.PutAsync(@”” + + @”/team”, httpContentTeam).Result;

















The above is kindly provided by the Microsoft Tech Community!

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