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Manage chat group block list

A chat group block list refers to a list of users that can neither see nor receive group messages. Chat provides a complete set of block list management methods, including adding and removing chat group members from the chat group block list, and retrieving the block list.

This page shows how to manage a chat group block list by calling the Chat RESTful APIs. Before calling the following methods, ensure that you understand the call frequency limit described in Limitations.

Common parameters

The following table lists common request and response parameters of the Chat RESTful APIs:

Request parameters

ParameterTypeDescriptionRequired
hostStringThe domain name assigned by the Chat service to access RESTful APIs. For how to get the domain name, see Get the information of your project.Yes
org_nameStringThe unique identifier assigned to each company (organization) by the Chat service. For how to get the org name, see Get the information of your project.Yes
app_nameStringThe unique identifier assigned to each app by the Chat service. For how to get the app name, see Get the information of your project.Yes
usernameStringThe unique login account of the user. The user ID must be 64 characters or less and cannot be empty. The following character sets are supported:
  • 26 lowercase English letters (a-z)
  • 26 uppercase English letters (A-Z)
  • 10 numbers (0-9)
  • "_", "-", "."
  • The username is case insensitive, so Aa and aa are the same username.
  • Ensure that each username under the same app is unique.
Yes

Response parameters

ParameterTypeDescription
actionStringThe request method.
organizationStringThe unique identifier assigned to each company (organization) by the Chat service. This is the same as org_name.
applicationStringA unique internal ID assigned to each app by the Chat service. You can safely ignore this parameter.
applicationNameStringThe unique identifier assigned to each app by the Chat service. This is the same as app_name.
uriStringThe request URI.
pathStringThe request path, which is part of the request URI. You can safely ignore this parameter.
entities JSONThe response entity.
dataJSONThe details of the response.
timestampNumberThe Unix timestamp (ms) of the HTTP response.
durationNumberThe duration (ms) from when the HTTP request is sent to the time the response is received.

Authorization

Chat RESTful APIs require Bearer HTTP authentication. Every time an HTTP request is sent, the following Authorization field must be filled in the request header:


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Authorization: Bearer ${YourAppToken}

In order to improve the security of the project, Agora uses a token (dynamic key) to authenticate users before they log in to the chat system. Chat RESTful APIs only support authenticating users using app tokens. For details, see Authentication using App Token.

Retrieving the chat group block list

Retrieves the block list of the specified chat group.

For each App Key, the call frequency limit of this method is 100 per second.

HTTP request


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GET https://{host}/{org_name}/{app_name}/chatgroups/{group_id}/blocks/users

Path parameter

ParameterTypeDescriptionRequired
group_idStringThe group ID.Yes

For other parameters and detailed descriptions, see Common parameters.

Request header

ParameterTypeDescriptionRequired
Content-TypeStringThe parameter type. Set it as application/json.Yes
AuthorizationStringThe authentication token of the user or administrator, in the format of Bearer ${token}, where Bearer is a fixed character, followed by an English space, and then the obtained token value.Yes

HTTP response

Response body

If the returned HTTP status code is 200, the request succeeds, and the data field in the response body contains the usernames in the group block list.

If the returned HTTP status code is not 200, the request fails. You can refer to Status code for possible causes.

Example

Request example


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curl -X GET -H 'Accept: application/json' -H 'Authorization: Bearer <YourAppToken>' 'http://XXXX/XXXX/XXXX/chatgroups/66016455491585/blocks/users'

Response example


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{
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"action": "get",
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"application": "8be024f0-XXXX-XXXX-b697-5d598d5f8402",
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"uri": "http://XXXX/XXXX/XXXX/chatgroups/67178793598977/blocks/users",
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"entities": [],
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"data": [
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"user2",
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"user3"
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],
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"timestamp": 1543466293681,
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"duration": 0,
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"organization": "XXXX",
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"applicationName": "XXXX",
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"count": 2
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}

Adding a user to the chat group block list

Adds the specified user to the chat group block list. Once added to the chat group block list, users can neither send nor receive messages in the chat group.

You cannot add the chat group owner to the group block list.

For each App Key, the call frequency limit of this method is 100 per second.

HTTP request


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POST https://{host}/{org_name}/{app_name}/chatgroups/{group_id}/blocks/users/{username}

Path parameter

ParameterTypeDescriptionRequired
group_idStringThe group ID.Yes

For other parameters and detailed descriptions, see Common parameters.

Request header

ParameterTypeDescriptionRequired
Content-TypeStringThe parameter type. Set it as application/json.Yes
AcceptStringThe parameter type. Set it as application/json.Yes
AuthorizationStringThe authentication token of the user or administrator, in the format of Bearer ${token}, where Bearer is a fixed character, followed by an English space, and then the obtained token value.Yes

HTTP response

Response body

If the returned HTTP status code is 200, the request succeeds, and the data field in the response body contains the following parameters.

ParameterTypeDescription
resultBooleanWhether the users are sucessfully added to the group block list.
  • true: Yes.
  • false: No.
groupidStringThe group ID.
actionStringThe request method.
userStringThe usernames added to the group block list.

For other fields and descriptions, see Public parameter.

If the returned HTTP status code is not 200, the request fails. You can refer to Status code for possible causes.

Example

Request example


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curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -H 'Accept: application/json' -H 'Authorization: Bearer <YourAppToken>' 'http://XXXX/XXXX/XXXX/chatgroups/66016455491585/blocks/users/user1'

Response example


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{
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"action": "post",
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"application": "8be024f0-XXXX-XXXX-b697-5d598d5f8402",
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"uri": "http://XXXX/XXXX/XXXX/chatgroups/66016455491585/blocks/users/user1",
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"entities": [],
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"data": {
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"result": true,
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"action": "add_blocks",
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"user": "user1"
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"groupid": "66016455491585"
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},
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"timestamp": 1542539577124,
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"duration": 27,
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"organization": "XXXX",
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"applicationName": "XXXX"
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}

Adding multiple users to the chat group block list

Adding multiple users to the group block list. Once added to the chat group block list, users can neither send nor receive messages in the chat group.

You can add a maximum of 60 users to the group block list at one time. You cannot add the group owner to the group block list.

For each App Key, the call frequency limit of this method is 100 per second.

HTTP request


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POST https://{host}/{org_name}/{app_name}/chatgroups/{group_id}/blocks/users

Path parameter

ParameterTypeDescriptionRequired
group_idStringThe group ID.Yes

For other parameters and detailed descriptions, see Common parameters.

Request header

ParameterTypeDescriptionRequired
Content-TypeStringThe parameter type. Set it as application/json.Yes
AcceptStringThe parameter type. Set it as application/json.Yes
AuthorizationStringThe authentication token of the user or administrator, in the format of Bearer ${token}, where Bearer is a fixed character, followed by an English space, and then the obtained token value.Yes

Request body

ParameterTypeDescriptionRequired
usernamesArrayThe array of usernames to be added to the group block list.Yes

HTTP response

Response body

If the returned HTTP status code is 200, the request succeeds, and the data field in the response body contains the following parameters.

ParameterTypeDescription
resultBooleanWhether the users are sucessfully added to the group block list.
  • true: Yes.
  • false: No.
reasonStringThe reason why the users fail to be added to the group block list.
groupidStringThe group ID.
actionStringThe request method.
userStringThe usernames added to the group block list.

For other fields and descriptions, see Public parameter.

If the returned HTTP status code is not 200, the request fails. You can refer to Status code for possible causes.

Example

Request example


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curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -H 'Accept: application/json' -H 'Authorization: Bearer <YourAppToken>' -d '{
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"usernames": [
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"user3","user4"
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]
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}' 'http://XXXX/XXXX/XXXX/chatgroups/66016455491585/blocks/users'

Response example


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{
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"action": "post",
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"application": "8be024f0-XXXX-XXXX-b697-5d598d5f8402",
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"uri": "http://XXXX/XXXX/XXXX/chatgroups/66016455491585/blocks/users",
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"entities": [],
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"data": [
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{
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"result": false,
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"action": "add_blocks",
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"reason": "user: user3 doesn't exist in group: 66016455491585",
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"user": "user3",
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"groupid": "66016455491585"
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},
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{
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"result": true,
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"action": "add_blocks",
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"user": "user4",
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"groupid": "66016455491585"
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}
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],
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"timestamp": 1542540095540,
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"duration": 16,
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"organization": "XXXX",
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"applicationName": "XXXX"
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}

Removing a user from the chat group block list

Removes the specified user from the chat group block list. To add a user that is in the block list back to the chat group, you need to remove that user from the block list first.

For each App Key, the call frequency limit of this method is 100 per second.

HTTP request


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DELETE https://{host}/{org_name}/{app_name}/chatgroups/{group_id}/blocks/users/{username}

Path parameter

ParameterTypeDescriptionRequired
group_idStringThe group ID.Yes

For other parameters and detailed descriptions, see Common parameters.

Request header

ParameterTypeDescriptionRequired
AcceptStringThe parameter type. Set it as application/json.Yes
AuthorizationStringThe authentication token of the user or administrator, in the format of Bearer ${token}, where Bearer is a fixed character, followed by an English space, and then the obtained token value.Yes

HTTP response

Response body

If the returned HTTP status code is 200, the request succeeds, and the data field in the response body contains the following parameters.

ParameterTypeDescription
resultBooleanWhether the user is successfully removed from the group block list.
  • true: Yes.
  • false: No.
  • groupidStringThe group ID.
    actionStringThe request method.
    userStringThe usernames removed from the group block list.

    For other fields and descriptions, see Public parameter.

    If the returned HTTP status code is not 200, the request fails. You can refer to Status code for possible causes.

    Example

    Request example


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    curl -X DELETE -H 'Accept: application/json' -H 'Authorization: Bearer <YourAppToken>' 'http://XXXX/XXXX/XXXX/chatgroups/66016455491585/blocks/users/user1'

    Response example


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    {
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    "action": "delete",
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    "application": "8be024f0-XXXX-XXXX-b697-5d598d5f8402",
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    "uri": "http://XXXX/XXXX/XXXX/chatgroups/66016455491585/blocks/users/user1",
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    "entities": [],
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    "data": {
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    "result": true,
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    "action": "remove_blocks",
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    "user": "user1"
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    "groupid": "66016455491585"
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    },
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    "timestamp": 1542540470679,
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    "duration": 45,
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    "organization": "XXXX",
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    "applicationName": "XXXX"
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    }

    Removing multiple users from the chat group block list

    Removes the specified users from the group block list. To add users that are in the block list back to the chat group, you need to remove these users from the block list first.

    For each App Key, the call frequency limit of this method is 100 per second.

    HTTP request


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    DELETE https://{host}/{org_name}/{app_name}/chatgroups/{group_id}/blocks/users/{usernames}

    Path parameter

    ParameterTypeDescriptionRequired
    group_idStringThe group ID.Yes
    usernamesStringThe usernames to be removed from the group block list, seperated by the comma (,).Yes

    For other parameters and detailed descriptions, see Common parameters.

    Request header

    ParameterTypeDescriptionRequired
    AcceptStringThe parameter type. Set it as application/json.Yes
    AuthorizationStringThe authentication token of the user or administrator, in the format of Bearer ${token}, where Bearer is a fixed character, followed by an English space, and then the obtained token value.Yes

    HTTP response

    Response body

    If the returned HTTP status code is 200, the request succeeds, and the data field in the response body contains the following parameters.

    ParameterTypeDescription
    ParameterTypeDescription
    resultBooleanWhether the user is successfully removed from the group.
  • true: Yes.
  • false: No.
  • groupidStringThe group ID.
    actionStringThe request method.
    userStringThe usernames removed from the group block list.

    For other fields and descriptions, see Public parameter.

    If the returned HTTP status code is not 200, the request fails. You can refer to Status code for possible causes.

    Example

    Request example


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    curl -X DELETE -H 'Accept: application/json' -H 'Authorization: Bearer <YourAppToken>' 'http://XXXX/XXXX/XXXX/chatgroups/66016455491585/blocks/users/user1%2Cuser2'

    Response example


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    {
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    "action": "delete",
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    "application": "8be024f0-XXXX-XXXX-b697-5d598d5f8402",
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    "uri": "http://XXXX/XXXX/XXXX/chatgroups/66016455491585/blocks/users/user1%2Cuser2",
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    "entities": [],
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    "data": [
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    {
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    "result": true,
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    "action": "remove_blocks",
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    "user": "user1"
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    "groupid": "66016455491585"
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    },
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    {
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    "result": true,
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    "action": "remove_blocks",
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    "user": "user2",
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    "groupid": "66016455491585"
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    }
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    ],
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    "timestamp": 1542541014655,
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    "duration": 29,
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    "organization": "XXXX",
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    "applicationName": "XXXX"
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    }

    Status codes

    For details, see HTTP Status Codes.

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