I'm trying to get the group of current user. By using this code:

function checkGroup() {
    var group = ["D", "Sup", "A", "CP"];
    for (var i = 0; i < group.length; i++) {
        if (isMember(group[i]) == true)

            alert('I am a member of the group'+ i);


function isMember(groupName){
        url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/sitegroups/getByName('"+groupName+"')/Users?$filter=Id eq " + _spPageContextInfo.userId,
        method: "GET",
    headers: { "Accept": "application/json; odata=verbose"},
    success: function (data) {
        alert('I am a member of the group' + groupName);
        return true;

    error: function (data) {
        return false;


the problem is , it always return true , means i the member of all group which is false .

Any idea ??

  • You could've used this if you set async to false (an option inside $.ajax({ }) and returned a variable with true or false. I'm not recommending it though. – Dinerdo Jan 8 '16 at 1:40

The following example demonstrates how to determine whether current users belongs to the specified groups:

    var groupNames = ['News Owners','Approvers'];
    //determine wether current user is a memeber of group(s) 
    var userGroups = data.d.Groups.results;
    var foundGroups = userGroups.filter(function(g){ return groupNames.indexOf(g.LoginName) > -1});


where getCurrentUserWithDetails function is used to get current user with groups:

function getCurrentUserWithDetails()
    var endpointUrl = _spPageContextInfo.webServerRelativeUrl + '/_api/web/currentuser/?$expand=groups';
    return $.ajax({
            url: endpointUrl,
            method: "GET",
            contentType: "application/json;odata=verbose",
            headers: {   
             "Accept": "application/json;odata=verbose"

Key points: more optimal from performance perspective since only a single request is submitted to the server

  • Vadim, will this work if the current logged in user is in an Active Directory Group residing in a SharePoint Group? – Bismarck Jun 27 '16 at 12:59
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    @Bismarck, unfortunately no, AD Group is treated as a user in SharePoint and therefore AD Group needs to be "expanded" – Vadim Gremyachev Jun 27 '16 at 13:14
  • how to check whether the current logged in user belongs to a single or multiple group(s), where the groupname starts with "ABC" , like "ABC HR", "ABC Sales" , "ABC Finance" ,, etc.. – dasarp Apr 10 '17 at 10:12
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    Thanks for the /_api/web/currentuser endpoint. Didn't know it. – GBU Jun 13 '17 at 18:12
  • Can one use '/_api/web/getuserbyid(' + userid + ')/?$expand=groups' to get the groups of any user? – Nicholas DiPiazza Sep 1 '17 at 12:31

You can get current Loggedin user's name using below code as well.

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
    var userid = _spPageContextInfo.userId;
    var requestUri = _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/getuserbyid(" + userid + ")";
    var requestHeaders = { "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose" };
        url: requestUri,
        contentType: "application/json;odata=verbose",
        headers: requestHeaders,
        success: onSuccess,
        error: onError

    function onSuccess(data, request) {
        var Logg = data.d;
        //get login name
        var loginName = Logg.LoginName.split('|')[1];
        //get display name

    function onError(error) {
  • thanks hardik , im not looking for the the current user name or login name , but the group of the current user ? – Imen Turki Apr 4 '15 at 9:46

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