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ICSteveICSteve 

Chatter REST API for External Users

What kind, if any, limitations are set for Chatter External Users when using the REST API?

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ChrisOctagonChrisOctagon

They should have access to everything through the Chatter REST API that they have access to through the web UI. It doesn't look like there are any limits to retrieving the files for a group through /chatter/groups/<group id>/files

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ChrisOctagonChrisOctagon

Are you referring to users who take part in Customer Groups? Through the Chatter REST API they will receive "user summary" payloads in place of "user detail" payloads, so they can't see all the information about users. They are also limited to the customer groups that they have been invited to and don't have their own personal feed, as in the Chatter web UI.

ICSteveICSteve

Thanks for the response. Yes, those are the users I am referring to. I know they are limited to the groups they are in, but they do have access to everything like files for those groups, right?

ChrisOctagonChrisOctagon

They should have access to everything through the Chatter REST API that they have access to through the web UI. It doesn't look like there are any limits to retrieving the files for a group through /chatter/groups/<group id>/files

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ICSteveICSteve

Excellent, thanks Chris.