A group is a resource that can be used to store various information about a group of users. It can provide access to common data in the custom_data field and can be used inside a client application to restrict access to resources based on membership. For example, in the eContext API, users in the “admin” group have access to more endpoints and have encryption of eContext Category IDs turned off via the “_no_encrypt” flag found in the custom_data field of the “admin” group.

A group may only belong to a single Application and must have a unique name inside that Application. For example, there may be multiple “admin” groups so long as they belong to different Application objects. In a single Application, there may only be a single group named “admin”