I am trying to obtain user roles to pass from Sharepoint server to a specific tool, and I have to perform a lot of gets to obtain it.

There is a simples REST request to do it?

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    Is the information given to you from the REST URL "/_api/web/CurrentUser/Groups" sufficient?
    – Choggo
    Commented Jan 27, 2015 at 13:02
  • It should list all user SP Groups, but not FBA roles or AD groups
    – Choggo
    Commented Jan 27, 2015 at 13:03

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You could consider the following solution to get permission levels/roles:

JavaScript example

function getUserEffectivePermissions(webUrl,accountName) 
    var endpointUrl = webUrl +  "/_api/web/getusereffectivepermissions(@u)?@u='" + encodeURIComponent(accountName) + "'";
    return $.getJSON(endpointUrl);

function getUserRoles(webUrl,accountName)
    return getUserEffectivePermissions(webUrl,accountName).then(function(data){
        var permissions = new SP.BasePermissions();
        var permLevels = [];
        for(var permLevelName in SP.PermissionKind.prototype) {
            if (SP.PermissionKind.hasOwnProperty(permLevelName)) {
               var permLevel = SP.PermissionKind.parse(permLevelName);
        return permLevels;


var webUrl = _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl;
getUserRoles(webUrl,'i:0#.f|membership|[email protected]').done(function(permLevels){

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