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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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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.


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

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