We have a SharePoint 2013 On premise environments and having the Domain Groups with the Names contains SPECIAL characters as (Role)x$Customer$2838.

Using the below rest call i am able to get all the Groups.

"/_api/web/siteusers?$select=id,Title&$filter=PrincipalType eq 4";

Now i want to Check the Current login user exists in a specific Domain Group using Rest api.

  • Are you getting all the users from that group using the URL you mentioned in question? Oct 30, 2018 at 9:08
  • @TARUN Have you added the Domain group into SharePoint group? Oct 30, 2018 at 9:18
  • @SohailShaikh No it was not added into the SharePoint Group
    – TARUN
    Oct 30, 2018 at 9:32
  • @TARUN Are you able to get all users from that group using the REST Url mentioned? Oct 30, 2018 at 9:34
  • @SohailShaikh with the above URL I am able to get all the AD groups List available in the site
    – TARUN
    Oct 30, 2018 at 9:36

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First add the AD group into a SharePoint group. You can set the group setting "Who can view the membership of the group" in SP-Group-Settings to "Group Members". Then only members of the group can see the members of that group. Luckily you can ask if the current-user has the right to view a groups membership. So if the user can view the membership of the group then he/she must be a member

Use below REST Url:


The above REST will return a boolean value depending on whether user is part of the AD group or not.

  • 1
    that's a very smart workaround, @Sohail! Aug 16, 2019 at 23:27

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