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Users and Groups




Here's an example from greginchicago on EndUserSharePoint's Stump the Panel. We worked through it together and it's a nice use of GetGroupCollectionFromUser to disable the 'Change Password' option for users belonging to a given Permission group in the 'Welcome' drop down located on the top right corner of the default SharePoint page.

Here's the code:

<script type="text/javascript" src="/SRC/SRCjQuery/jquery-1.4.2.min.js"></script>
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript" src="/SRC/SRCjQuery/jquery.SPServices-0.5.4.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
/* place code right before the matching closing tag </asp:Content> for <asp:Content ContentPlaceHolderId="PlaceHolderMain" runat="server">*/
  $(document).ready(function() {
      operation: "GetGroupCollectionFromUser",
      userLoginName: $().SPServices.SPGetCurrentUser(),
      async: false,
      completefunc: function(xData, Status) {
        if($(xData.responseXML).find("Group[Name='GroupName']").length == 1) {
          /*   zz5_ID_LoginAsDifferentUser
               zz9_ID_PersonalizePage   */
   }); /*close().SPServices({ */
}); /* close (document).ready(function() { */

Last edited May 19, 2010 at 4:33 PM by sympmarc, version 3


jtbon2 May 3, 2013 at 4:55 PM 
Thank you so much for this framework, it's been extremely valuable. Here is a slightly more reusable function if you need to store as a utility function. A callback function is necessary whether async is true or false.

isGroupMember("myGroupName", function(result){
//code here

function isGroupMember(groupName, callback)
operation: "GetGroupCollectionFromUser",
userLoginName: $().SPServices.SPGetCurrentUser(),
async: true,
completefunc: function(xData, Status) {
callback( !!($(xData.responseXML).find("Group[Name='" + groupName + "']").length) ); /* returns bool */

jyione Feb 2, 2013 at 3:33 PM 
GetGroupCollectionFromUser works fine on Windows authentication provider but throws error on claims based. Anyone else experienceing this behavior?

iOnline247 Mar 26, 2011 at 2:44 AM 
Hi rajdeep1510,
Just so your question doesn't get lost in the shuffle, create a new thread under Discussions. All of the questions there are monitored.

rajdeep1510 Mar 25, 2011 at 9:10 AM 
This is very useful and helping me a lot. But is it possible to know for a name, which user group it belongs to ? Can I pass just the name instead of UserLoginName in parameter. I have the name in a variable in "Lastname, Firstname" format and I want to know which group this user belongs to. I am trying to use GetGroupCollectionFromUser but no success yet. Can anyone please help ?