My app is hosted here:


And user information is hosted here:


I already use this code to access lists outside of my app

    function getLists() {

        print("retrieving list");

        var hostUrl = decodeURIComponent(getQueryStringParameter("SPHostUrl"));
        currentcontext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();
        hostcontext = new SP.AppContextSite(currentcontext, hostUrl);
        web = hostcontext.get_web(); // hostcontext instead of currentcontext

        listCollection = web.get_lists();
        list = listCollection.getByTitle(LIST_NAME);

        listItemCollection = list.getItems(""); // use CAML query for specific requests

        context.executeQueryAsync(sharePointReady, queryFailed);

How can I adjust this code to get a list of all the users in my website like their name and contact information? Or is there another method?

Thanks in advance.





var ctx = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
var users = ctx.get_web().get_siteUsers();
ctx.executeQueryAsync(function() {
  var userArray = [];
  var e = users.getEnumerator();
  while (e.moveNext()) {

In this case list = listCollection.getByTitle(LIST_NAME); would become list = listCollection.getByTitle("UserInformationList"); or list = listCollection.getByTitle("User Information List");.

That is the underlying list where the users are stored.

  • 1
    How about /_api/Web/SiteUsers or context.get_web().get_siteUsers()? – eirikb Feb 16 '15 at 21:37
  • @PirateEric, I get an error that it doesn't exist. However, @eirikb, both of those seem to work. After using get_siteUsers() do you know how I can iterate over the UserCollection in JavaScript? – Charles Clayton Feb 16 '15 at 22:00
  • 1
    @crclayton var userArray=[];var e = users.getEnumerator(); while(e.moveNext())userArray.push(e.get_current()); – eirikb Feb 16 '15 at 22:03
  • Thanks a ton eirikb! If you want to leave an answer with that info I'll mark it right. – Charles Clayton Feb 16 '15 at 22:17

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