Create group

post
https://api.box.com/2.0
/groups

Creates a new group of users in an enterprise. Only users with admin permissions can create new groups.

Request

application/json

Query Parameters

string arrayin queryoptional
id,type,name

A comma-separated list of attributes to include in the response. This can be used to request fields that are not normally returned in a standard response.

Be aware that specifying this parameter will have the effect that none of the standard fields are returned in the response unless explicitly specified, instead only fields for the mini representation are returned, additional to the fields requested.

Request Body

stringin bodyoptional
"Customer Support Group - as imported from Active Directory"255

A human readable description of the group.

stringin bodyoptional
AD:123456

An arbitrary identifier that can be used by external group sync tools to link this Box Group to an external group.

Example values of this field could be an Active Directory Object ID or a Google Group ID.

We recommend you use of this field in order to avoid issues when group names are updated in either Box or external systems.

stringin bodyoptional
admins_only

Specifies who can invite the group to collaborate on folders.

When set to admins_only the enterprise admin, co-admins, and the group's admin can invite the group.

When set to admins_and_members all the admins listed above and group members can invite the group.

When set to all_managed_users all managed users in the enterprise can invite the group.

Value is one of "admins_only", "admins_and_members", "all_managed_users"

stringin bodyoptional
admins_only

Specifies who can see the members of the group.

  • `admins_only - the enterprise admin, co-admins, group's group admin
  • admins_and_members - all admins and group members
  • all_managed_users - all managed users in the enterprise

Value is one of "admins_only", "admins_and_members", "all_managed_users"

stringin bodyrequired
Customer Support

The name of the new group to be created. This name must be unique within the enterprise.

stringin bodyoptional
Active Directory255

Keeps track of which external source this group is coming, for example "Active Directory", or "Okta".

Setting this will also prevent Box admins from editing the group name and its members directly via the Box web application.

This is desirable for one-way syncing of groups.

Response

application/jsonGroup

Returns the new group object.

application/jsonClient Error

Returns an error a conflict is stopping the group from being created.

  • invalid_parameter: Often returned if the group name is not unique in the enterprise.
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Request Example

cURL
curl -X POST https://api.box.com/2.0/groups \
     -H "Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>" \
     -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
     -d '{
       "name": "Customer Support"
     }'
.NET
var groupParams = new BoxGroupRequest()
{
    Name = "Engineers"
};
BoxGroup group = await client.GroupsManager.CreateAsync(groupParams);
Java
BoxGroup.Info groupInfo = BoxGroup.createGroup(api, "My Group");
Python
created_group = client.create_group('Example Group')
print('Created group with ID {0}'.format(created_group.id))
Node
client.groups.create('My group', {description: 'An example group'})
	.then(group => {
		/* group -> {
			type: 'group',
			id: '119720',
			name: 'Box Employees',
			created_at: '2013-05-16T15:27:57-07:00',
			modified_at: '2013-05-16T15:27:57-07:00' }
		*/
	});

Response Example

{
  "id": 11446498,
  "type": "group",
  "name": "Support",
  "group_type": "managed_group",
  "created_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "modified_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "provenance": "Active Directory",
  "external_sync_identifier": "AD:123456",
  "description": "Support Group - as imported from Active Directory",
  "invitability_level": "admins_only",
  "member_viewability_level": "admins_only"
}