GET /api/groups/{GroupID}

Returns a summary of information about the specified group.

Authorization Roles/Permissions: Must be logged in. To complete this operation successfully, a user must be a group member or have other authorization to view the group, such as site admin rights.

This topic includes the following sections:

HTTP Method


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Sample Request

The example below shows a request for information about the specified group, including settings.

Request URL


Sample request headers

GET /api/groups/group19212.acmepaymentscorp?IncludeSettings=true HTTP/1.1
Host: {hostname}
Accept: application/json, text/javascript, */*; q=0.01

Sample request body

Not applicable.

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Request Headers

For general information on request header values, refer to HTTP Request Headers.

Header Description
Accept application/json, application/vnd.soa.v71+json, application/vnd.soa.v72+json, application/vnd.soa.v80+json, application/vnd.soa.v81+json
X-Csrf-Token_{fedmemberID} The CSRF prevention header; may or may not be required, depending on platform settings. See CSRF Prevention on the Platform. By default, the CSRF header is not required for GET operations and is required for all others, with a few exceptions relating to user login.

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Request Parameters

Parameter Parm Type Data Type Required Description
GroupID Path string Required The unique ID for a specific group.
IncludeSettings Query boolean Optional Indicates whether the settings for the resource should be included in the response. If not specified, defaults to false.

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If successful, this operation returns HTTP status code 200, with information about the group in JSON format.

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Sample Response

The sample response below shows successful completion of this operation. The IncludeSettings parameter is set to true, so information about the group settings is included.

Sample response headers

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2013 00:42:41 GMT

Sample response body

  "GroupID" : "group19212.acmepaymentscorp",
  "Name" : "ACME Payments API UG",
  "Description" : "ACME Payments API User Group",
  "Tag" : [ "users" ],
  "Visibility" : "Limited",
  "GroupType" : "",
  "ContextObjectID" : "apiversion19184.acmepaymentscorp",
  "Created" : "2013-02-06T16:08:24Z",
  "Updated" : "2013-06-14T15:36:02Z",
  "RatingSummary" : {
    "Five" : 1,
    "Four" : 0,
    "Three" : 0,
    "Two" : 0,
    "One" : 0
  "MemberCount" : 5,
  "AdminCount" : 1,
  "IsFollowed" : true,
  "GroupSettings" : {
    "GroupBoardSupport" : "com.soa.feature.enabled",
    "GroupRatingsSupport" : "com.soa.feature.enabled",
    "GroupReviewsSupport" : "com.soa.feature.enabled"

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Response Headers

For general information on response header values, refer to HTTP Response Headers.

Header Description
Content-Type application/json, application/vnd.soa.v71+json, application/vnd.soa.v72+json, application/vnd.soa.v80+json, application/vnd.soa.v81+json

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Response Body

Name Type Description
Group Group Information about the group, including some or all of the following: GroupID, Name, Description, GroupType, ContextObjectID, Link, Contact, Visibility, and Picture.

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Error Codes/Messages

If the call is unsuccessful an error code/message is returned. One or more examples of possible errors for this operation are shown below.

Item Value
401 Unauthorized. For example, you would get this response if you didn't include the custom X-Csrf-Token_{fedmemberID} header in the request, when it was required by the platform settings; or if you included an invalid or expired value for this header. You would also get this response for any operation that requires login (almost all) if the login cookie was missing.
405 Method Not Allowed. For example, you might get this if you specified an invalid Accept header or omitted a required Content-Type header, or used the wrong HTTP verb.
500 An error occurred processing the call.

More information about Akana API Platform API error messages.

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