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GroupServer Object and Interface Index


GroupServer has many objects, interfaces, and components. This page serves as an incomplete list and quick reference of the data structures of GroupServer. In many cases, a brief description of the structure's purpose and listing of its properties/methods is provided. In general, the EGG-INFO/PKG-INFO of the structure's egg will provide much more detail, and will probably be more current. And of course, there's the code itself.

Groups, Group, and GroupMembers


Package: gs.groups.groupsInfo.GSGroupsInfo

ZCA Name: groupserver.GroupsInfo - adapter

Provides info/access for all groups on the site, and creates lists of groups based on user membership.

  • .get_all_groups()
  • .get_visible_groups() - Returns all groups visible to the logged in user
  • .get_visible_group_ids() - Returns ids of .get_visible_groups()
  • .filter_visible_groups_id(gIds)
  • .clear_groups_cache()
  • .get_non_member_groups_for_user(user)
  • .get_joinable_groups_for_user(user)
  • .get_joinable_group_ids_for_user(user)
  • .get_member_groups_for_user(user, authUser=None) - Returns a list of groups the user is a member of. If "user" is the same as the "authenticatedUser", then the list will be of all groups that "user" is a member of. Otherwise only the groups that the user is a member of, and has posted to, will be listed.


Package: Products.GSGroup.interfaces.IGSGroupInfo

Declares basic properties of a group:

  • group_exists()
  • get_id()
  • get_name()
  • get_url()
  • get_property(prop, default)


Package: Products.GSGroup.groupInfo.GSGroupInfo

ZCA Name: groupserver.GroupInfo

Implements IGSGroupInfo and provides the following constructor:

  • __init__(self, context, groupId=None): If no groupId, the group will be figured out by acquisition.

Additional properties/methods provided:

  • groupObj
  • description
  • relativeURL
  • group_type
  • ptn_coach
  • group_admins
  • group_stats
  • site_admins
  • joinability


Package: Products.GSGroupMember.interfaces.IGSGroupMembersInfo

Declares properties related to the set (and subsets) of members of a group.

  • groupInfo
  • siteInfo
  • members
  • fullMembers
  • fullMembersCount
  • invitedMembers
  • invitedMembersCount
  • etc...


Package: Products.GSGroupMember.groupMembersInfo.GSGroupMembersInfo


Package: Products.GSGroup.interfaces.IGSMailingListInfo

  • is_moderated
  • is_moderated_new
  • get_moderators
  • get_moderatees
  • get_blocked_members


Package: Products.GSGroup.mailinglistinfo.GSMailingListInfo

ZCA Name: groupserver.MailingListInfo

Implements IGSMailingListInfo. Also includes an instance of the Mailing List Manager for the group as .mlist.

Site Objects


Package: Products.GroupServer.interfaces.IGroupserverSite

Simple interface for a GroupServer site folder.


  • get_site()


Package: Products.GroupServer.GroupserverSite

Implements IGroupserverSite and subclasses OFS.OrderedFolder.OrderedFolder.


Package: Products.GSContent.interfaces.IGSSiteInfo

A marker interface.


Package: Products.GSContent.view.GSSiteInfo

ZCA Name: groupserver.SiteInfo

Implements IGSSiteInfo.

Provides the following properties:

  • id
  • name
  • title
  • url
  • site_admins
  • showImage - Don’t know what this does
  • skin

Also provides:

  • siteObj
  • config
  • get_path
  • get_support_email
  • get_property(prop, default=None) - Convenience method for .siteObj.getProperty(prop, default)

User Objects


Package: Products.CustomUserFolder.interfaces.IGSUserInfo

ZCA Name

  • groupserver.UserFromId - Factory based on a provided user ID
  • groupserver.LoggedInUser - Factory returned the logged in user

Declares methods to get available information about individual users.

  • get_id
  • get_profile_url
  • get_names
  • get_display_name
  • get_image_url
  • get_groups
  • get_email_address_visibility
  • get_all_email_addresses
  • get_preferred_email_addresses
  • get_timezone


Package: Products.CustomUserFolder.userInfo.GSUserInfo

Implements IGSUserInfo and adapts ICustomUser. However, the methods declared by IGSUserInfo are not defined.


Package: Products.CustomUserFolder.interfaces.ICustomUser

Appears to be a marker interface


Package: Products.CustomUserFolder.CustomUser.CustomUser

Inherits from User and Folder, and implements ICustomUser

  • get_image(url_only=True) - Returns the image of a user, or just the url by default.



Represents a user who can add and remove email addresses to and from their profile. Also allows user to manage other settings related to email delivery.


  • add_address
  • remove_address
  • is_address_verified
  • get_addresses - Returns a list of all email addresses associated with the user
  • get_verified_addresses
  • get_unverified_addresses
  • get_delivery_addresses - Returns default delivery email addresses
  • set_delivery
  • drop_delivery



ZCA Name

  • groupserver.EmailUserFromEmailAddress - Returns an EmailUser based on a provided email address string



Implements IGSEmailUser and Adapts IGSUserInfo

ACL User

Retrieving ACL User by Email

user = context.acl_users.get_userByEmail(email)

Properties of ACL User

  • user.getId() - User ID
  • user.getProperty(<string>, <string>) - General Properties

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