6.1.11. Groups

The API for creating, changing, and getting information about groups.

6.1.11.1. Create Group

This allows you to create a new group in Bugzilla. You must be authenticated and be in the creategroups group to perform this action.

Request

POST /rest/group
{
  "name" : "secret-group",
  "description" : "Too secret for you!",
  "is_active" : true
}

Some params must be set, or an error will be thrown. The required params are marked in bold.

name type description
name string A short name for this group. Must be unique. This is not usually displayed in the user interface, except in a few places.
description string A human-readable name for this group. Should be relatively short. This is what will normally appear in the UI as the name of the group.
user_regexp string A regular expression. Any user whose Bugzilla username matches this regular expression will automatically be granted membership in this group.
is_active boolean true if new group can be used for bugs, false if this is a group that will only contain users and no bugs will be restricted to it.
icon_url string A URL pointing to a small icon used to identify the group. This icon will show up next to users' names in various parts of Bugzilla if they are in this group.

Response

{
  "id": 22
}
name type description
id int ID of the newly-created group.

Errors

  • 800 (Empty Group Name) You must specify a value for the "name" field.
  • 801 (Group Exists) There is already another group with the same "name".
  • 802 (Group Missing Description) You must specify a value for the "description" field.
  • 803 (Group Regexp Invalid) You specified an invalid regular expression in the "user_regexp" field.

6.1.11.2. Update Group

This allows you to update a group in Bugzilla. You must be authenticated and be in the creategroups group to perform this action.

Request

To update a group using the group ID or name:

PUT /rest/group/(id_or_name)
{
  "name" : "secret-group",
  "description" : "Too secret for you! (updated description)",
  "is_active" : false
}

You can edit a single group by passing the ID or name of the group in the URL. To edit more than one group, you can specify addition IDs or group names using the ids or names parameters respectively.

One of the below must be specified.

name type description
id_or_name mixed Integer group or name.
ids array IDs of groups to update.
names array Names of groups to update.

The following parameters specify the new values you want to set for the group(s) you are updating.

name type description
name string A new name for the groups. If you try to set this while updating more than one group, an error will occur, as group names must be unique.
description string A new description for the groups. This is what will appear in the UI as the name of the groups.
user_regexp string A new regular expression for email. Will automatically grant membership to these groups to anyone with an email address that matches this perl regular expression.
is_active boolean Set if groups are active and eligible to be used for bugs. true if bugs can be restricted to this group, false otherwise.
icon_url string A URL pointing to an icon that will appear next to the name of users who are in this group.

Response

{
  "groups": [
    {
      "changes": {
        "description": {
          "added": "Too secret for you! (updated description)",
          "removed": "Too secret for you!"
        },
        "is_active": {
          "removed": "1",
          "added": "0"
        }
      },
      "id": "22"
    }
  ]
}

groups (array) Group change objects, each containing the following items:

name type description
id int The ID of the group that was updated.
changes object

The changes that were actually done on this group. The keys are the names of the fields that were changed, and the values are an object with two items:

  • added: (string) The values that were added to this field, possibly a comma-and-space-separated list if multiple values were added.
  • removed: (string) The values that were removed from this field, possibly a comma-and-space-separated list if multiple values were removed.

Errors

The same as Create Group.

6.1.11.3. Get Group

Returns information about Bugzilla groups.

Request

To return information about a specific group ID or name:

GET /rest/group/(id_or_name)

You can also return information about more than one specific group by using the following in your query string:

GET /rest/group?ids=1&ids=2&ids=3
GET /group?names=ProductOne&names=Product2

If neither IDs nor names are passed, and you are in the creategroups or editusers group, then all groups will be retrieved. Otherwise, only groups that you have bless privileges for will be returned.

name type description
id_or_name mixed Integer group ID or name.
ids array Integer IDs of groups.
names array Names of groups.
membership boolean Set to 1 then a list of members of the passed groups names and IDs will be returned.

Response

{
  "groups": [
    {
      "membership": [
        {
          "real_name": "Bugzilla User",
          "can_login": true,
          "name": "user@bugzilla.org",
          "login_denied_text": "",
          "id": 85,
          "email_enabled": false,
          "email": "user@bugzilla.org"
        },
      ],
      "is_active": true,
      "description": "Test Group",
      "user_regexp": "",
      "is_bug_group": true,
      "name": "TestGroup",
      "id": 9
    }
  ]
}

If the user is a member of the creategroups group they will receive information about all groups or groups matching the criteria that they passed. You have to be in the creategroups group unless you're requesting membership information.

If the user is not a member of the creategroups group, but they are in the "editusers" group or have bless privileges to the groups they require membership information for, the is_active, is_bug_group and user_regexp values are not supplied.

The return value will be an object containing group names as the keys; each value will be an object that describes the group and has the following items:

name type description
id int The unique integer ID that Bugzilla uses to identify this group. Even if the name of the group changes, this ID will stay the same.
name string The name of the group.
description string The description of the group.
is_bug_group int Whether this group is to be used for bug reports or is only administrative specific.
user_regexp string A regular expression that allows users to be added to this group if their login matches.
is_active int Whether this group is currently active or not.
users array User objects that are members of this group; only returned if the user sets the membership parameter to 1. Each user object has the items describe in the User object below.

User object:

name type description
id int The ID of the user.
real_name string The actual name of the user.
email string The email address of the user.
name string The login name of the user. Note that in some situations this is different than their email.
can_login boolean A boolean value to indicate if the user can login into bugzilla.
email_enabled boolean A boolean value to indicate if bug-related mail will be sent to the user or not.
disabled_text string A text field that holds the reason for disabling a user from logging into Bugzilla. If empty, then the user account is enabled; otherwise it is disabled/closed.

Errors

  • 51 (Invalid Object) A non existing group name was passed to the function, as a result no group object existed for that invalid name.
  • 805 (Cannot view groups) Logged-in users are not authorized to edit bugzilla groups as they are not members of the creategroups group in bugzilla, or they are not authorized to access group member's information as they are not members of the "editusers" group or can bless the group.