API to get Logged In User’s security role(s) name and ID in Dynamics 365 – Xrm.Utility.getGlobalContext().userSettings.roles. API bug has been fixed. Team role name no longer come as undefined.

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It feels great to write this post. Not because this the first time I am writing this post. But because last time when I wrote a post about this, there existed a bug in the API because of which some customers had to back out from using it.

Well Microsoft recently introduced a new method in it’s client client API which will give logged in user’s security role with both the id and name. The API is Xrm.Utility.getGlobalContext().userSettings.roles.

I have described it here. It was a great delight for everyone because the prior API’s would just provide the security role id and then again to get the role names to needed to perform a second query to Dynamics 365/ CDS database.

But the initial introduction of the function had a major bug. While it was giving the security role names correctly for all the roles directly assigned to the user, for the team roles, the name was coming as undefined.

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Well no more. It feels great to say that as committed by Microsoft, the bug has been fixed. If I now use the API, the security role names are coming fine even for the team roles.

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Here CEO Business Manager security role is assigned to a team to which the logged in user belongs.

A great sense of relief for everyone I guess.

Hope this helps!

Debajit Dutta

(Business Solutions MVP)

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