Group

Groups contain a set of users, and can be used in place of users in some operations, such as collaborations.

This resource has a few variations that can be encountered when using the API.

The fields that are part of the full variant can be returned by API endpoints that support the fields parameter. For example, by defining the fields request parameter as id,type when requesting a file by ID, only those fields will be returned in the API response.

string
11446498

The unique identifier for this object

string
group

Value is always group

string / date-time
2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00

When the group object was created

Support Group - as imported from Active Directory255

Human readable description of the group.

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.

string
managed_group

The type of the group.

Value is one of managed_group,all_users_group

admins_only

Specifies who can invite the group to collaborate on items.

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

admins_only

Specifies who can view the members of the group (Get Memberships for 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

string / date-time
2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00

When the group object was last modified

string
Support

The name of the group

Describes the permissions that the current user has for this group.

true

Specifies if the user can invite the group to collaborate on any items.

string
Active Directory255

Keeps track of which external source this group is coming from (e.g. "Active Directory", "Google Groups", "Facebook Groups"). Setting this will also prevent Box users from editing the group name and its members directly via the Box web application. This is desirable for one-way syncing of groups.

Response Example

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