Add Group Members Smart Service
This smart service may not be compatible with all features of Appian. For details, see the Feature Compatibility section below.


The Add Group Members smart service allows you to add a user (or users) to a group as a step in your process.

Permissions needed

The Add Group Members smart service can only be executed by a System Administrator, or by administrators of the group in which new members are being added. If this task is assigned to any other user, a runtime exception is thrown and the process will be paused when that user attempts to submit the task generated by this node.


  • Category: Identity Management

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  • Assignment Options: Attended/Unattended

Configuration options

This section contains tab configuration details specific to this smart service. For more information about common configurations see the Process Node Properties page.

Data tab

This tab displays all the inputs and outputs for the node. You can add additional input and outputs, if needed.

Node inputs

The default inputs for this node are:

Input Type Required Multiple
Choose New Members People Yes Yes
Choose Group Group Yes No

When the Add Group Members node is run as an attended node, you will not be able to specify a value for any of the node inputs through the Data tab. Users can however, specify default values for form elements through the Forms tab.


The Add Group Members smart service is available as an expression function that can be executed inside a saveInto on a Interface Component or as part of a Web API.


a!addMembersToGroup( group, newMembers, onSuccess, onError )


Keyword Type Description



The group to which the new members will be added.


List of User or Group

The users and groups that will be added as members.


Any Type

A list of saves or an HTTP response to execute after the smart service executes successfully. Created with a!save() or a!httpResponse().


Any Type

A list of saves or an HTTP response to execute when the smart service does not execute successfully. Created with a!save() or a!httpResponse().

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this smart service's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Partially compatible

Can be used with Appian Portals if it is connected using an integration and web API.

Offline Mobile Incompatible
Custom Record Field Expressions Incompatible
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