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  • From: Daniel Patrick Sullivan <>
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  • Subject: [grouper-users] Re: How to set the "Group types" of a group via the API
  • Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 08:12:38 -0500

Hi, grouper-users,

I actually figured this out. I used the "typeNames" element that is
shown on the HTTP request sample at the following URL:

I tested this and I was able to set the type with the groupSave
method. I apologize for the newbie question, I am still new to API

Dan Sullivan

On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 5:10 PM, Daniel Patrick Sullivan
> Hi, grouper-users,
> First off, I would like to say please forgive me if my question(s) are
> not phrased properly or if I misuse terminology; I am not a
> professional software developer by any means; I'll admit this is the
> first time I've really delved into the world of API programming.
> That being said, I was hoping that somebody out there with a few extra
> minutes to spare could read over my email and see if they could
> possibly help me with my ongoing Grouper REST initiative.
> Basically, I am struggling to figure out how to perform the following
> operation on a single group object (so far I have been able to both
> create groups and add members to groups).
> 1) I would like to set the "Type" of a group; I am confused because
> this does not appear to be an "Attribute" (attributes are on a
> different page). I would like to check the box that says "ADSync" on
> the screenshot at the URL provided below;
> Would it be possible for somebody to tell me which method and possibly
> which XML element (I am using REST) to use for this particular
> operation (based on my understanding this is not an attribute)? Is
> setting this possible via the web services API? I believe we (the U
> of C) are using grouper version 1_6_003. Thank-you so much for your
> time, I wish you a nice holiday.
> Dan Sullivan

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