Web service API

How to use PageSeeder's Web service API


/groups/{group}/members/{member} [PATCH]



Edit the details of a member and its membership for a specific group.

Member details

Both the firstname and surname are limited to 50 characters.

The member-username must be less than 100 characters, unique and cannot contain a '@'.

The email must be less than 100 characters, unique and be a valid Email address.

Password details

The member-password must be less than 100 characters.

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.

Group membership parameters

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.

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

This service can be used to deregister a member from a group by setting the deregister parameter to "true".


There are no required parameters for this service, but parameters which are specified will modify the member accordingly.

NameDescriptionRequiredTypeDefault value
current-password The member's current password (required by non-administrator if a new password is specified) maybe string
accept Whether to accept an invitation to the group no boolean false
deregister Whether to remove the member from the group no boolean false
email The member's email no email
field1 Custom field #1 no  string
field10 Custom field #10 no string 
field11 Custom field #11 no string 
field12 Custom field #12 no string 
field13 Custom field #13 no string 
field14 Custom field #14 no string 
field15 Custom field #15 no string 
field2 Custom field #2 no string
field3 Custom field #3 no string 
field4 Custom field #4 no string 
field5 Custom field #5 no string 
field6 Custom field #6 no string 
field7 Custom field #7 no string 
field8 Custom field #8 no string 
field9 Custom field #9 no string 
firstname The member's first name no string
force-email-change Set to "true" to change the email address without notification (Administrators only) no boolean false
listed Whether the member's email address is listed in the group no boolean
member-password The member's password no string
member-username The member's username, defaults to the member's email no string
notification The member's notification option in the group no enum
password-email Set to "false" to change the password without notification (adminstrator only) no boolean true
role The member's role in the group (Administrators only) no enum
surname The member's last name no  string
welcome-email Whether to send a group welcome email to the member no boolean true
notify-async Whether to send emails asynchronously (for slow email servers). no boolean false


The notification can be 'none', 'immediate' or 'daily'.


The current member or an Administrator can invoke this service.


The permissions regarding the assignment of the group specified fields may change in future releases.



When successful, the XML returned the full details of the updated membership as a <membership> element wrapped in a <membership-modification> element.

   <membership id="[membershipid]" 
               [status="[status]"] [role="[role]"]>
      <member id="[member id]"
              firstname="[first name]"
        <fullname>[full name]</fullname>
     <group id="[group id]" 

Error Handling

CodeCause / Description
0x1001 If the username is invalid
0x1002 If the email address is invalid
0x1004 If the specified username or email is already in use by another user
0x1006 If the member is not a member of the group
0x1007 If the first name or surname is longer than 20 characters
0x1008 If the user or email is not specified
0x1009 If the username is too long
0x100A If the email address is longer then 100 characters
0x100B If the password is too long
0x1015 If the password is too weak
0x1017 If the current password is incorrect
0x1026 If the member has not been invited to the group
0x6003 If the password change notification could not be sent
0x6004 If the member details have not been configured properly

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