Check User Security Role in CRM 2011 using JScript

Posted: May 23, 2012 in CRM 2011, Jscripts

Check User Security Role in CRM 2011

Sometimes we get a requirement to check user security role and based on the result we need to perform certain operations. Here is the CRM 2011 Jscript code to check whether the user has a particular role or not.

We need to add “jquery1.4.1.min” and “json2” in the entity form, to perform a ODATA call as shown below. You can get those two files from the sdk.
Path – \sdk\samplecode\js\restendpoint\jqueryrestdataoperations\jqueryrestdataoperations\scripts

The Following code checks whether the “Activity Feeds” security role exists for the user or not and gets alert with true or false on onload jscript event.

function onload(){
   // returns true if the given security role exists for the user, else returns false
   alert(CheckUserRole("Activity Feeds", Xrm.Page.context));

// This method takes SecurityRole Name and context as parameters
function CheckUserRole(roleName, context) {
   var userHasRole = false;

   //get the current roles for the user
   var userRoles = context.getUserRoles();

   //get the roleids with the rolename
   //the roleids can be multiple for multiple business units
   var roleIdArray = FetchUserRoleIdWithName(roleName, context);
   for (var userRole in userRoles) {
      if (jQuery.inArray(userRoles[userRole], roleIdArray) != -1){
         userHasRole = true;
   return userHasRole;

// Checks whether the security role exists in the system by using ODATA call
function FetchUserRoleIdWithName(roleName, context) {
   var serverUrl = Xrm.Page.context.getServerUrl();
   var oDataUri = serverUrl +  "/XRMServices/2011/OrganizationData.svc/RoleSet?$filter=Name eq '" + roleName + "'&$select=RoleId";
   var jSonArray = new Array();

      type: "GET",
      contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8",
      datatype: "json",
      url: oDataUri,
      async: false,
      beforeSend: function (XMLHttpRequest) {
         //Specifying this header ensures that the results will be returned as JSON.
         XMLHttpRequest.setRequestHeader("Accept", "application/json");
      success: function (data, textStatus, XmlHttpRequest) {
         if(data && data.d != null){
            for(var count =0; count < data.d.results.length; count++){
      error: function (XmlHttpRequest, textStatus, errorThrown) {
         alert("Error :  has occured during retrieval of the role " + roleName);
   return jSonArray;
  1. yu says:

    Great thank you so much !

  2. Ramakrishna Muniganti says:

    Hi Laxman ,
    how can we check security roles other thant logger user?
    Can u help in this?

    Ramakrishna Muniganti.

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