Web service API

How to use PageSeeder's Web service API

create membership

/groups/{group}/members/create [POST]


This service is deprecated since version 5.7900


Creates a new member in PageSeeder and invite the member to a group.

Member details

Both the firstname and surname are limited to 20 characters. If the first name is not specified it will default to "Member".

The member-username must be less than 100 characters, unique and cannot contain a '@'. The username is required unless the an email address is specified.

The email must be less than 100 characters, unique and be a valid Email address. The email address is required unless a username is specified.

Password details

The member-password must be less than 100 characters. When the Password is not specified, the member's email will be used if no confirmation is needed, otherwise a new password will be generated.

Passwords must satisfy a given strength check to be accepted:

  • Regular members must have at least a MEDIUM strength.
  • Administrators must use a STRONG password.

Other Member options

It is possible to create a personal group using the personal-group boolean parameter.

To send a welcome email to the new member, use the welcome-emailboolean parameter.

The account can be automatically activate by using the auto-activateboolean parameter.

Group membership parameters

If a group is specified on the request, the new member is also added to the group. All group membership parameters are optional, and will default to the group's default values.

The notification parameter must be one of "immediate", "daily" or "none". Users are able to change this setting later through the user interface in their group registration options.

The role parameter must be one of "guest", "reviewer", "contributor", "manager", "approver", "moderator-and-approver", "moderator".

The listed boolean parameter can be used to override the group's default setting. It affects whether other group member are able to see the member's user details. Users are able to change this setting later through the user interface in their group registration options.

The invitation parameter can be used to force the group invitation email to be sent to the new member, or to prevent that email to be sent. The default behavior follows the value of the project property acceptInvitationRequired .

Additional information specific to the group can also be attached to the user using the details fields field1 to field15


NameDescriptionRequiredTypeDefault value
emailThe new member's email (required if no member-username)maybestring
auto-activateWhether to activate the new member automatically,nobooleanfalse
firstnameThe new member's first namenostring"Member"
invitationWhether to create an invitation, otherwise force membershipnoboolean
listedWhether the member's email address is listed in the groupnobooleanfalse
member-passwordThe new member's password, will be generated if unspecifiednostring
member-usernameThe new member's username, defaults to the member's emailnostring
notificationThe member's notification option in the groupnostring
personal-groupWhether to create the personal group,nobooleanfalse
roleThe member's role in the groupnostring
surnameThe new member's last namenostring[4 digits]
welcome-emailWhether to send a welcome email to the new member,nobooleantrue


Only administrators can invoke this service.


<membership-creation [welcome-email-failed="true"]>
   <membership id="[membershipid]" email-listed="[true|false]" notification="[none|immediate|daily]" flags="[flags]"
               status="[invited|normal]" role="[role]">
      <member id="[member id]"
              firstname="[first name]"
         <fullname>[full name]</fullname>
      <group|project id="[group id]" name="[name]" flags="[flags]" visibility="[visibility]" template="[template]">

Error Handling

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