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Is it possible to add multiple members to a group in a singe call to the REST API? The example code only shows a single member. What would the data structure look like in that case?

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Hello,

There is no possibility to add multiple members in a single REST API request. You need to send a separate Add member request for each new member. For example, in PowerShell, you can iterate through an array of distinguished names and add members one by one like so:

$memberIdentifiers = @(
    "CN=John Smith,CN=Users,DC=example,DC=com",
    "CN=Mary Sue,CN=Users,DC=example,DC=com",
    "CN=John Doe,CN=Users,DC=example,DC=com"
) # TODO: modify me
$groupIdentifier = "CN=My Group,OU=Groups,DC=example,DC=com" # TODO: modify me

$baseUrl = "https://host.example.com/restApi"
$endpoint = "/api/directoryObjects/groupMembers"

# Request parameters
$requestUrl = $baseUrl + $endpoint
$requestHeaders = @{"Adm-Authorization" = "YOUR-SECURITY-TOKEN"}

# Make requests
foreach ($dn in $memberIdentifiers)
{
    $requestBody = ConvertTo-Json @{
        "group" = $groupIdentifier;
        "newMember" = $dn
    } 

    Invoke-RestMethod -Method POST -Headers $requestHeaders -Uri $requestUrl `
        -Body $requestBody -ContentType "application/json"
}

Group members are added one by one everywhere in Adaxes, even if you add multiple members in bulk in Administration console. This is done because business rules that trigger Before/after adding a member to a group need to capture each operation separately and perform their actions for each new member.

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Ok, thank you for that detailed explanation that explains why it works the way it does. Thanks.

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