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object usergroup.create(object/array userGroups)

This method allows to create new user groups.

This method is only available to Super admin user type. Permissions to call the method can be revoked in user role settings. See User roles for more information.


(object/array) User groups to create.

Additionally to the standard user group properties, the method accepts the following parameters.

Parameter Type Description
rights object/array Permissions to assign to the group
tag_filters array Tag based permissions to assign to the group
users object/array Users to add to the user group.

The user must have the userid property defined.

Return values

(object) Returns an object containing the IDs of the created user groups under the usrgrpids property. The order of the returned IDs matches the order of the passed user groups.


Creating a user group

Create a user group, which denies access to host group "2", and add a user to it.


           "jsonrpc": "2.0",
           "method": "usergroup.create",
           "params": {
               "name": "Operation managers",
               "rights": {
                   "permission": 0,
                   "id": "2"
               "users": [
                   {"userid": "12"}
           "auth": "038e1d7b1735c6a5436ee9eae095879e",
           "id": 1


           "jsonrpc": "2.0",
           "result": {
               "usrgrpids": [
           "id": 1

See also


CUserGroup::create() in ui/include/classes/api/services/CUserGroup.php.