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A-Z glossary of PageSeeder concepts

Personal group

A personal group is a reserved PageSeeder group used as a private space for PageSeeder members to receive messages and store personal documents.

Group vs Project

The name of the personal group is always member-[memberid]-home.

The personal project member-[memberid] is the container for the personal groups of a given member. For the moment, members can only have one personal group ‘home’ within that project. This could change in future releases.

User interface

When a user has a personal group, its parent project appears as the full name of the user in the project list of the navigation menu.


A particular feature of the personal group is that it’s only accessible to the member and cannot be accessed by system administrators unless the adminEnable global property includes the value access-personal.


There are several ways personal groups can be created:

  1. An administrator can create a personal group manually from the user interface when looking at the personal details of a member – if a member doesn’t have a personal group.
  2. An administrator can create personal groups by selecting that option when importing members.
  3. Personal groups can also be created programmatically through the API using the service /members/{member}/creategroup [POST] or /members [POST] with personal-group=true.
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