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  • Carlos Casalicchio 149 posts 642 karma points
    May 28, 2019 @ 15:20
    Carlos Casalicchio

    Default User Group Permissions

    This is not so much as a question, but just something I wanted to share, since it took some work for me to figure it out.

    When creating new groups programmatically, one can set the default permissions, but they are somewhat cryptic, and not that intuitive.

    Here is the list of default permissions for Groups (these will give access to specific features)

    User Group Permissions

    Cultures and Hostnames (I)
    Public Access (P)
    Rollback (K)
    Browse Node (F)
    Create Content Template (ï)
    Delete (D)
    Create (C)
    Publish (U)
    Permissions (R)
    Send To Publish (H)
    Unpublish (Z)
    Update (A)
    Copy (O)
    Move (M)
    Sort (S)

    so, in order to use these in your code, do something like this:

    First create the IUserGroup

    UserGroup group = new UserGroup
                Alias = "mycustomgroup",
                Name = "My Custom Group",
                Icon = "icon-umb-members",
                Permissions = new List<string> { "I", "P", "K", "F", "ï", "D", "C", "U", "A", "O", "S" },
                StartContentId = 1080,
                StartMediaId = 1081,
                Key = Guid.NewGuid()

    Then create the group in Umbraco

    public UserGroup CreateUserGroup(IUserGroup group)
                UserGroup newGroup = (UserGroup)userService.GetUserGroupByAlias(group.Alias);
                if (newGroup != null) throw new Exception("Group already exists");
                    ConnectorContext.AuditService.Add(AuditType.New, -1, newGroup.Id, "User Group", $"User Group {newGroup.Name} has been created");
                    return newGroup;
                catch (Exception ex)
                    logger.Error(typeof(UserGroupHelper), ex.Message);
                    logger.Error(typeof(UserGroupHelper), ex.StackTrace);
  • Martin Rhodes 12 posts 129 karma points
    Jan 27, 2021 @ 15:07
    Martin Rhodes

    This is exactly what I was looking for - thanks for sharing!

  • Martin Rhodes 12 posts 129 karma points
    Jan 27, 2021 @ 15:26
    Martin Rhodes

    For anyone who would like these as string constants, here you go!

    public static class UmbracoUserGroupPermission
        public static string CulturesAndHostnames => "I";
        public static string PublicAccess => "P";
        public static string Rollback => "K";
        public static string BrowseNode => "F";
        public static string CreateContentTemplate => "ï";
        public static string Delete => "D";
        public static string Create => "C";
        public static string Publish => "U";
        public static string Permissions => "R";
        public static string SendToPublish => "H";
        public static string Unpublish => "Z";
        public static string Update => "A";
        public static string Copy => "O";
        public static string Move => "M";
        public static string Sort => "S";
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